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Katalina Bateman

Katalina Bateman



  • College of Law, London, 2006, LPC
  • University of Wales, College of Cardiff, 2003, LL.B.
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI - ICADE, 2002, Spain


  • Spanish

Katalina qualified in 2008 and is a senior associate in Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security and IP, Information & Innovation groups, advising in particular on technology and data protection law and compliance.

Katalina regularly advises on and has broad knowledge and experience in global data protection and privacy law, including international transfers of personal data, IT and organisational security , data management and retention, privacy policies, and on-line behavioural marketing. In addition, Katalina advises on large commercial transactions, including technology, outsourcing and IT/ecommerce.

Working closely with Reed Smith's Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Katalina has project-managed numerous large-scale data privacy compliance projects, including the designing, planning and implementation of such projects, as well as the strategic development of accountability-based governance frameworks and robust risk management processes and controls.

Katalina also advises on the collection and processing of electronic personal data in relation to EU/U.S. cross-border litigation and investigative disclosure projects in compliance with both U.S. disclosure rules and the EU Data Protection Directive.

Katalina has significant in-house experience having previously worked at ITV plc for a number of years and has more recently undertaken a secondment at a leading global provider of advertising and marketing services.

Katalina is an active member of the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee acting as the London Corporate Group's Associate Representative and regularly provides pro bono legal advice on charity, corporate and commercial matters.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 2003 - ITV plc, as Legal and Business Affairs Executive and completed her training contract with seats in ITV Global Entertainment Limited as well as on secondment to two leading international private practice firms for corporate and litigation experience


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional ("CIPP")
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe ("CIPP/E")