Anita Sivapalan

Anita Sivapalan

Senior Associate

Anita is a senior associate in our Commercial, IP and Technology Department, with a broad practice encompassing a number of different areas including IT outsourcing, data protection and intellectual property. 

Anita has a particular interest in working on large scale outsourcing contracts and software licensing arrangements across different sectors for a range of clients from start-ups to large businesses. She has also been involved in a number of large mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions involving complex separation matters where she has worked on the agreements documenting the transitional service arrangements.

Data protection
Anita also advises clients on a range of data privacy issues, including GDPR compliance and in particular, data transfers.

During her time at Travers Smith, Anita has completed a 12 month secondment as Head of Legal at Target Servicing Limited.

Anita is an active member of the firm's various sector and leadership groups, and is a member of the firm's Data Protection Action Group, Sustainability Working Group and Health and Safety Committee. She was also elected to serve on the Travers Smith Senior Associate Committee.

Outside of the firm, Anita is part of TechUK's Data Protection Group, is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and a founding member of the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) Women in Technology Law Committee, and has undertaken many speaking engagements in this capacity.

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