Graham Smith

Partner
Bird & Bird's Internet and E-Commerce Group

Graham Smith is a partner in Bird & Bird's Internet and E-Commerce Group. He has practised cyberlaw since 1994, advising companies on Internet-related issues. He also handles intellectual property and commercial litigation in the IT industry. He advised Guernsey on its e-commerce legislation, enacted in 2000. He has been actively involved in the preparation of industry associations' submissions to the UK government and the UK Information Commissioner on legislation and Codes of Practice concerning access to employee communications.

He is the main author of the pioneering textbook "Internet Law and Regulation" (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edition 2002) and is author of a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law on non-contractual liability. He has contributed to, amongst other publications, the Financial Times, Wired, Internet Research, Computers and Law, Computer Law and Security Report, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Computer Law and Practice, New Media Age and Legal Week.

He is rated in Chambers' UK Directory and Chambers Global as a Leading Individual in both the Information Technology and E-Commerce sections. He is also included in the Legal 500 Legal Experts for e-commerce, information technology and publishing.

He is a Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. He is a member of the eCentre Legal Advisory Group.

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