Christopher Foo joined Ropes and Gray in 2021 as an associate in the data, privacy and cybersecurity practice. Christopher advises organisations on the development and exploitation of new technology and data, and helps organisations navigate cybersecurity, AI, data protection and privacy issues, ranging from data breach response procedures, binding corporate rules applications, Data Privacy Framework certification, impact assessments, and compliance projects with legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Act.

Christopher has experience operating client-side and has served clients through various secondments and has advised companies ranging from start‐ups to multinational organisations across a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including technology, financial services, education, life sciences and healthcare, entertainment, and media. 

In addition to his client work, Christopher regularly writes and contributes to international publications on data, technology and cybersecurity related matters. Before joining the firm, Christopher was an associate in the data protection department in the London office of another large international law firm.


  • Led an ISO 27701 compliance project for a leading Asian e-commerce platform.
  • Led the cybersecurity aspects of the diligence process on a $55 million Series B investment into a white hat cybersecurity training company, and advised various clients on data protection, AI, and cybersecurity aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions and investments.
  • Advised Matrix, a market-leading workforce technology and services platform, and portfolio company of Bridgepoint Development Capital, on its acquisition of employment screening business Security Watchdog from business process services group Capita.
  • Advised NielsenIQ (NIQ), a portfolio company of Advent International, on the sale of CPS GfK, a consumer intelligence company, to YouGov.
  • Advised Jounce Therapeutics, Inc., a biotech company, on its merger with Redx Pharma plc. 
  • Advised clients on applicable privacy/technology/AI practices and on other compliance matters, and drafted privacy/compliance documentation, legal memorandums and other ad-hoc advice for clients. 
  • Drafted and reviewed GDPR privacy documentation suites (including policies, notices and Article 28 agreements) for clients, including an electronic health record provider based in the U.S. 
  • Drafted data transfer impact assessments for clients, including a global financial technology company and a leading U.S. academic institution.
  • Provided data transfer compliance, Brexit and other privacy or compliance training to clients, including to multinational private equity corporations.

Notable transactions in which Christopher has been involved prior to joining the firm include:

  • Advised multinational organisations on subject access request responses and procedures and data breach management, responses and notifications
  • Conducted a multi‐jurisdictional survey of legal opinions regarding the scanning activities of a cybersecurity service provider
  • Advised a British augmented reality company on its $500 million acquisition by a leading U.S. social media platform
  • Advised a U.S. leader in accounting automation software on its $150 million acquisition of an AI‐powered accounts receivable automation and digital transformation cloud‐based platform

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