Jagvinder Singh Kang

Jagvinder Singh Kang

Partner, International & UK Head of IT

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"Jagvinder Singh Kang is one of the most respected technology lawyers in the market. He advises large corporate customers and vendors on the implementation of sophisticated technology projects and sophisticated data protection matters."

          - Chambers and Partners, 2024 Edition

"Jagvinder is a real expert - he lives and breathes IT."

          - Chambers and Partners, 2024 Edition

"Jagvinder's strategic thinking is very helpful. He always thinks two steps ahead, considering how our counterparty will respond."

          - Chambers and Partners, 2024 Edition

"Jagvinder Singh Kang is a subject-matter expert in the field of IT and data protection issues. His keen interest in the areas of IT and data protection is clearly evident and, when combined with his significant experience of this sector and keen attention to detail, he becomes a force to be reckoned with."

          - Legal 500, 2024 Edition

"The IT team at Mills & Reeve LLP advises on cutting-edge matters concerning, blockchain, crypto-exchanges, digital wallets and IoT, with additional expertise in cloud computing and neural network technology. The practice is led by Jagvinder Singh Kang, who has a wealth of experience in technology, data protection and cybersecurity"

          - Legal 500, 2024 Edition

Jagvinder is an award winning and market leading UK technology lawyer (although he advises on English law, he is also dual qualified as a California Attorney). He is featured in Legal 500's "Hall of Fame" - which Legal 500 confirms: “highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession.” He has been recognised for 13 consecutive years in Legal 500’s "Elite List of Outstanding Technology Lawyers Nationwide". Jagvinder is also currently ranked number one for technology law by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, a position which he has also held for an incredible 13 consecutive years.

As the firm’s international & UK head of IT law, as well as the head of the firm's cyber response service, he is a specialist technology, AI, data protection and cyber lawyer (AIGP, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, BSc), as well as a qualified software engineer (First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Computer Science & Software Engineering; and he has completed the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status). 

Jagvinder has over 25 years of technology law expertise from having advised on billions of pounds worth of UK and international technology transactions, including those involving FTSE100, NASDAQ listed and other world-class corporates. He has also undertaken: in-house secondments with global technology companies, including FTSE100 and FTSE250 corporates; global data protection compliance projects for some of the world's largest companies in their sectors. Furthermore, he has advised clients which have suffered from UK and international cyber attacks and data protection breaches (including: incidents which have made the national news headlines; and he has liaised with data protection regulators, law enforcement in the UK, and the FBI in the USA).

Our clients are also put at a significant advantage in view of Jagvinder’s specialist software engineering and computer science background – something which is quite unique in the world of legal advisers! It means that clients truly benefit from him being able to take a holistic view when providing technology law related advice. In particular, he is able to 'speak the same language' as clients' technical teams and 'bridge the gap' between legal issues and IT through his genuine understanding of the underlying technology – whether in the context of transactional, AI, data protection or cyber breach matters.

As an expert in his field, Jagvinder has also had well over 200 cover and feature articles published in leading national and international publications (including in PLC, Computing, Computer Weekly, Computers & Law, Hindustan Times of India), while also presenting on technology, data protection and cyber law topics at leading events, including to General Counsel of FTSE100 companies at “The Lawyer” flagship event in London.

What can Jagvinder do for you?

Jagvinder is the International & UK head of IT law (AIGP, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, BSc), as well as the head of the firm's cyber response service. He is an award winning and market leading, specialist technology, AI, data protection and cyber lawyer, who has been consistently ranked number one for technology law by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for well over a decade. He can advise on: all IT procurement and supply matters (including matters relating to cloud computing (eg SaaS), AI, IoT, Connected Cars, outsourcing, software, systems); UK/EU GDPR, privacy and data protection compliance; EU AI Act compliance; cyber and data breach matters; and other technology law matters.

Supporting your ambitions

Jagvinder brings unique insights and strategic advice from his additional qualifications:

  1. As a software engineer with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering, he has also completed the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.
     
  2. As a specialist data protection and cyber lawyer with internationally recognised specialist data protection qualifications (CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP) – his average examination certification score of 99% on the CIPP/E 'gold standard' for data protection is among the world’s highest. Furthermore, The International Association of Privacy Professionals, states that the Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) designation is "recognition for leaders in the Privacy Field".
     
  3. As a specialist AI lawyer with internationally recognised specialist AI qualifications (AIGP, BSc) - he was in the first cohort in the world to achieve the IAPP Certified Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional (AIGP) examination certification. 

Consequently, his unique specialist background allows him to better advise clients on the associated technology law issues. With Jagvinder's technical background, he can also 'speak the same language' as clients’ IT teams on: complex IT/AI procurement/supply or cyber breach matters; Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs); Transfer Risk Assessments (TRAs) for international personal data transfers; AI Compliance Statements under the EU AI Act.

What do others say?

Chambers & Partners notes:

  • "Jagvinder is an excellent lawyer. He is pragmatic in his approach, responsive and extremely able."
  • "Jagvinder has excelled in every aspect: efficiency, knowledge and understanding business challenges, both the legal implications as well as the commercial impact."

Legal 500 adds:

  • "The IT team at Mills & Reeve LLP is led by 'true expert in the field' Jagvinder Singh Kang, a specialist in GDPR and data protection."
  • "Jagvinder Singh Kang provides fantastic partner support, particularly on the data protection aspects, and offers excellent, pragmatic support on some of the more tricky compliance issues."

What else should you know?

No other law firm in the top 100 UK firms has an IT law partner heading up their firm's IT law practice who has Jagvinder's combined specialist technology, AI, data protection, cyber, UK and USA: background, expertise, experience, credentials, qualifications, and industry recognition. It is Jagvinder's depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise, which provides a winning USP for clients.

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