Robert BlamiresSan Francisco, California, United States
Robert Blamires is a highly experienced, dual US-EU qualified regulatory and transactional lawyer with an impressive track record of advising businesses on data privacy and related regulatory compliance, transactional and other commercial matters, and international expansion. With his strategic approach to problem-solving and extensive experience working at client locations, Robert is not just a legal adviser but also a trusted partner to his clients, helping them navigate complex legal issues while balancing risk management with practical commercial needs.
Robert has worked across multiple sectors, including technology (FinTech, HealthTech, and AdTech), media, and financial services, and has extensive international experience working as a legal adviser in the US, UK, Belgium, and Trinidad & Tobago. He has also served as a legal secondee on various teams, including commercial legal team at Facebook, business development, sourcing and privacy at Twitter, privacy team at VMware, senior counsel, privacy, marketing & consumer protection at Netflix, consumer services & terminals/commercial development & marketing legal teams at Vodafone, internet enforcement team at the UK's Consumer Protection Regulator, and ISP business at Orange.
Robert is also an experienced speaker and author, having presented on various topics related to international data privacy, European expansion strategies for US enterprises, selling to EU consumers, social media, online regulation and enforcement, exploiting digital media rights, convergence, and interactive and collaborative technologies, in several cities and countries around the world.