Leo Spicer-Phelps

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Helping navigate fast-moving, innovative clients through legal systems not always designed with their offerings in mind is the most interesting and challenging part of my job.

About Leo

Leo is an associate in the Cooley Technology Transactions Group. He works with companies to whom data and technology are critical parts of their ongoing day-to-day operations. Leo combines sound commercial judgment and strong legal acumen when advising his clients.

Leo’s experience includes advising on:

Data privacy. Legal and structural advice concerning product, software and/or service launches or restructurings; as well as investigation of novel data leveraging practices.  Leo has a particular expertise in working with US based clients seeking to launch their offerings in the UK and/or EU.

Software licensing. Working on various inbound and outbound licensing deals for both high-growth and established businesses. Leo works regularly on deals involving data and information security products.

Consumer law. Consumer law compliance advice concerning product, software and/or service launches or restructurings, including preparing necessary contractual documents. Working to manage clients through regulatory investigations.

Acquisitions and investments. Commercial, intellectual property and data privacy advice relating to various acquisitions and investments.


College of Law, Bloomsbury
GDL, 2012, Distinction

College of Law, Moorgate
LPC, 2010

University of Nottingham
BA, 2008, Hons

Rankings & accolades

The Legal 500 UK: IT and telecoms (2022)