Deborah Lincoln

Data Protection Officer, London



Deborah Lincoln is the Data Protection Officer for White & Case and is based in the London office. She joined White & Case in 2018 from a Magic Circle law firm where she trained and qualified, and has subsequently spent more than 25 years practising intellectual property and data privacy law.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law
Bristol University
Law Society's Finals
College of Law, London
BA Hons
University of Exeter


Recent experience before joining White & Case includes acting for:

  • Unilever plc on the disposal of its baking, cooking and spreads business to KKR for approximately €7 billion.
  • Amec Foster Wheeler PLC in its takeover by Wood Group PLC and the related disposal of its North Sea oil and gas business.
  • Cerberus
  • Capital in its bid for Teva's European oncology and pain treatment IP portfolio.
  • Bridgepoint Development Capital in various acquisitions, including the purchase of:
    • the Zizzi and Ask Italian restaurant chains;
    • the Quotient Clinical drug development, manufacturing and testing business;
    • and Phlexglobal, a leading provider of healthcare support services.
  • TDR Capital in their acquisition of the Walkabout pub chain.
  • Stirling Square Capital Partners in their acquisition of Mettis Aerospace, designers and manufacturers of precision components for the aerospace industry.
Speaking Engagements

Presented a series of lectures on IP securitisations at the University College London IP Practitioners' Course 2017

Chaired a seminar on Intellectual Property issues to General Counsels on the London Stock Exchange ELITE programme 2016


United Kingdom chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Technology M&A, 2019

Europe chapter, Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers and Acquisitions, 2002