Sam De Silva

Sam De Silva Speaker

Sam De Silva Partner


Dr Sam De Silva is a Partner at the leading international law firm, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (CMS). Sam specialises in complex and strategic technology and outsourcing projects and regularly advises on data protection, privacy and cyber-security issues. Sam was the winner of the Governance Champion of the Year at The Chartered Governance Institute Awards 2021 for his work on ISO 31022.

At an international level Sam is the former UK representative on the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts, the current UK representative on the IT Law Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). Sam is a former Global Board of Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and is the immediate past Chair of the Tech & Sourcing Committee of iTech Law. At the national level, he is the past Chair on the Law Society's Technology and Law Committee (but still a committee member) and a committee member of the EU Committee of the Law Society. Sam is on the Data Law Committee of the City of London Law Society and is on the Technical Strategy Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Sam is an elected Trustee of The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), is on the Council of the BCS and the Chair of the Legal Specialist Group of the BCS.

Sam is recognised as a leading individual in the most recent edition of the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories and is named in the Who’s Who of Information Technology 2022, Who’s Who of Data Privacy and Protection 2022, and the Who’s Who of Data Security 2022 as both a Global Leader and Thought Leader in those areas of law. Sam was also the exclusive award recipient of Lexology’s esteemed Client Choice Awards 2021 for Data Privacy & Protection in the United Kingdom. As well as being a qualified English law solicitor, Dr De Silva is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2022 Annual Conference. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us on 5 and 6 July 2022.

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