WHO THE CONTRACT AUTHORS ARE
WHO THE CONTRACT AUTHORS ARE
OUR CONTRACT TEAM
M-T Michele Rennie (LL.B, NP.)
Principal Legal Contract Author and Editor
M-T. Michele Rennie (LLB, NP), is Head of Intellectual Property and Internet Law at Computalaw Ltd, with offices in London, Edinburgh and Port Louis, which gives online advice through computalaw.com. Michele has specialised in intellectual property and internet law worldwide since 1980 and has acted as legal adviser to hundreds of IT companies round the world including many multinationals.
Peter Brown (BA, JD)
Peter Brown maintains an active practice in the fields of information technology, cyber security, technology-related transactions, intellectual property and civil litigation. He has broad experience in alternative dispute resolution as an arbitrator, mediator and advocate. Mr. Brown is the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, a New York boutique law firm.
Juma Weeks, Esq. (LL.B)
Juma is a senior associate in the Privacy and Cybersecurity team at the London office of Ropes & Gray LLP, a Boston-headquartered white-shoe law firm. He trained at what is now known as CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (CMS), Europe’s largest law firm, and was with that firm for over 9 years (part of which he spent seconded to its Brussels office).
Shalini Agarwal (LL.B., LL.M Cantab)
Shalini Agarwal is founding Partner at In Se Legal and a co-founder of India Across Borders. In Se Legal advises clients on matters relating to Indian law and jurisdiction.
Professor Dr. Hong Xue
Professor Dr. Xue is Law Professor at Beijing Normal University, Director of Institute for Internet Policy & Law (IIPL) and Co-Director of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and Beijing Normal University (BNU) Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law.
Anna Sharpe (LLB (Hons), LLM, Grad Dip App Corp Gov, ACIS, ASCA)
Anna is the principal of the law firm Sharpe Ivo, and is a respected transactional intellectual property, information technology and data protection lawyer. She appears in the Australian Financial Review’s lists of the Best Lawyers of Australia and is named as one of Australia’s Best Women Lawyers – IP in Doyle’s Guide to Best Australian Firms.
Takashi Kanai (LL.B., LL.M)
Takashi is an attorney-at-law at Frantech Law Office, Tokyo and a professor at Musashino University, Tokyo. His practice involves computer-related contract, trademark, copyright, product liability, corporate, and franchising. He has studied at Keio University, Japan, Cornell University Law School, USA and Queen Mary College, University of London, UK. He is a member of Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association, Japan Trademark Association, and Risk Managers and Consultants Association of Japan.
Wakaba Hara (LL.B., LL.M)
Wakaba is in private practise at Makino-Law, prior to which she worked for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her work there involved all areas of intellectual property law and corporate law focusing on international protection of intellectual property. She has studied at Keio University, Japan; the Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan and Columbia University School of Law, United States.
Stephen Mason, Barrister
Electronic and Digital Signature Specialist Contributor
Stephen is a barrister (www.stephenmason.co.uk) with an interest in electronic signatures, authentication, security, electronic evidence, email and internet use, and interception and monitoring of communications. He is a member of the IT Panel of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, and an independent director of tScheme Limited.
Professor Dr Pablo Cortés (LLB, LLM, PhD)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section - Specialist Contributor and Editor
Pablo is Professor of Civil Justice, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester, England and a non-practising Spanish attorney. He was first appointed as a CSET Lecturer in Civil Justice at Leicester in 2008, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013.
David Bender (Sc.B, LLB, LLM)
Former US Contributor
David Bender (Sc.B., LL.B., LL.M, S.J.D.) is Special Counsel, Data Privacy, at GTC Law Group. He spent the majority of his career at White & Case in New York City, where he specialized in transactional matters, litigation, and counseling in the areas of privacy, intellectual property, and information technology. David founded the IP practice at White & Case, and was a co-founder of its privacy practice.
J. T. (“Jay”) Westermeier (LL.M, JD, MBA)
Former US Contributor
Jay was Attorney at Law with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Reston, Virginia prior to which he was a partner in DLA Piper US LLP, resident in its Reston, Virginia office. He has been involved in all aspects of information technology, including intellectual property, technology licensing and other forms of technology contracts.