Rudi Wilms

Rudi Wilms

Areas of expertise:
General commercial lawyer with extensive legal expertise in: Financial Payment Card Services; TMT including Technology; Outsourcing; Cloud Computing; Procurement; IP; Media & Entertainment (Music, TV, Sport and Sponsorship); Telecoms, Data Protection and Security & Compliance. Native German-speaker with national and international experience.
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What do you focus on for your clients

I am a senior commercial lawyer with extensive legal and compliance expertise in technology, media, telecoms and financial services, especially payment card services. I have advised and negotiated various licencing, procurement and media & entertainment agreements and advised on data protection and corporate governance compliance issues.

Tell us about your professional background

I am an experienced legal consultant and have worked for various FTSE 100 and 500 global companies as well as smaller companies and start-ups. Clients I have worked with include Sky, AT&T, Santander and Elavon. I have also worked for national and international law firms such as Skadden Arps, Linklaters (Germany) and Humphries Kirk Solicitors where I trained. I am bilingual English/German and have studied, lived and worked in three different countries: the UK, Germany and the USA.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

There is nothing more rewarding than being challenged and finding practical solutions for a client. Hitting the ground running, being pro-active, managing clients’ expectations and understanding the needs of the business are ‘must have’ ingredients to succeed in an in-house environment. Outside life as an in-house lawyer, I play a lot of sports and love learning about different cultures.

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16 October 2018
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02 October 2018

With over 11 years’ experience as a professional interim lawyer, Halebury offers me a platform to take my career to a new level and develop my portfolio as part of a team of experienced in-house lawyers.

Rudi Wilms