The UK Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in the Lloyd v Google LLC  UKSC 50 case on 10 November 2021 restricting claimants’ ability to bring data privacy class actions in the UK under the (now repealed) Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). This decision will be persuasive (though not binding) with respect to similar class actions brought under the (in-force) UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, the UK GDPR). This decision will not directly impact litigation brought under the EU General Data Protection Regulation in EU member states.
Alexis Namdar is an associate in the Litigation Department. Alexis has cross-border litigation and extensive international arbitration experience, specializing in investment and complex commercial disputes. He has supported clients in a wide range of sectors and his recent cases include disputes in relation to joint ventures, financial services, asset management/private equity, energy, mining and telecoms.
Alexis’ practice experience encompasses acting, including as advocate, in proceedings under a wide range of arbitral rules including ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SCC and the LME. He also has extensive experience of offshore litigation in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court and up to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.
He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and is qualified as a solicitor-advocate for the Higher Courts of England & Wales (Civil proceedings).