Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is a full-service international law firm. We respond to the pressures and opportunities facing businesses globally with legal excellence and innovation.

With office locations on four continents, wherever your commercial interests take you, we have the footprint and expertise to provide support. We recognise that giving a first class service goes beyond just legal excellence. A deep understanding of local cultural and commercial issues, and an innovative approach, underpins all of our advice. We understand the key political, economic, commercial and regulatory issues, helping to minimise risk and maximise opportunities. Pinsent Masons has many years’ experience working with international data privacy laws to assist clients in navigating the complex range of laws governing the use of personal information and, of equal importance, the range of approaches among regulators, courts and the individuals themselves.

We assist multi-national and multi-jurisdictional institutions with European and Global information and data activities of a number of major UK and overseas data controllers across a number of sectors - notably, financial services, life sciences, retail and public sector.


Pinsent Masons
30 Crown Place
Earl Street

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 7000






Jonathan Kirsop

 +44 7554 403 022

Jonathan is a data protection and technology specialist with a particular focus on advising financial services clients. Jonathan's clients range from international banks to asset managers and pension funds as well as clients in other sectors, such as life sciences, leisure and travel. He has spent time on secondment at regulators and global financial institutions and led numerous international privacy projects across multiple jurisdictions. Jonathan also advises clients on the outsourcing of both IT systems and business processes and transactions, particularly those involving significant data sharing. Jonathan is a founding member of the City of London Law Society Data Committee which helps to shape industry practice in response to government and regulatory consultations. 

What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.