Jenny Wilson is a partner in Kirkland’s London Technology & IP Transactions Practice. Jenny’s practice is focused primarily on intellectual property and technology-related transactions. Jenny is experienced in advising clients in the complex intellectual property, information technology and data protection issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, financings, secured lending, bankruptcies and restructurings. Jenny also has in-depth experience in advising on separation matters in carve-out transactions, including in relation to transitional service arrangements.
Jenny has a keen interest in privacy law and advises clients across various industry sectors (including software, social gaming, travel and tourism) on the General Data Protection Regulation and related legislation. In addition to her private practice experience, Jenny spent two years as an in-house IP lawyer with Virgin Enterprises Limited, where she worked closely with the brand and investment teams in overseeing the protection and licensing of the Virgin brand internationally across Virgin’s diverse portfolio of companies.
Co-author, “Scott v LGBT Foundation Ltd: Do Phone Conversations Amount to "Processing" of Personal Data?,” Entertainment Law Review, Volume 31, Issue 6, 2020
Co-author, “Schrems Strikes Again: EU–US Privacy Shield Suffers Same Fate as Its Predecessor,” Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Volume 26, Issue 6, 2020
“Schrems Strikes Again: EU-US Privacy Shield Suffers Same Fate as its Predecessor,” Kirkland & Ellis Alert, August 2020
Co-author, “Morrisons off the hook as employers welcome clarity on vicarious liability for data breach: WW Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants  UKSC 12,” Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Co-author, “Artificial Intelligence: Is Johnny 5 Alive? Key Bits and Bytes from the UK’s Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Inquiry”, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, April 2017
Co-author, “What does Brexit mean for your organisation’s data protection?”, Bond.org.uk Brexit Blog, April 2017
Co-author, "Things That Go Bump in the Night: Confronting Data Protection Monsters in the M&A Closet," BNA's World Data Protection Report, Volume 16, Number 12, December 2016
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2012, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of Scotland
- University of Glasgow School of LawDip LP2010
- University of EdinburghLL.B.(Hons.), First Class Honours2009
- National University of SingaporeInternational Exchange Year2008