Maya de Silva


IP & Commercial (non-contentious)
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Maya is a Solicitor in the Intellectual Property and Commercial team. She has experience in advising on general commercial, IP and data protection matters. She advises clients in a range of sectors including retail, healthcare, technology, creative/design and property. She has contributed to commercial and data protection publications. She regularly reviews and drafts documents including Terms and Conditions, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Property Management Agreements, and IP and Trade Mark Assignments. She also assists clients with data protection clauses in contractual documents, privacy policies and data protection compliance.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising a client who provides market-leading optical products in relation to drafting its standard (B2B) commercial agreements to be entered into with its customers. This included advice on protecting the client’s IP and drafting a suite of documents such as terms and conditions, software licence agreements and service level agreements.
  • Providing guidance on cybersecurity and information security measures (for example, in light of data breaches and ICO investigations) in the context of acting for clients who are acquiring companies with technology and IT contracts. This guidance and advice includes considering the strength of the target companies’ intellectual property, potential problems and providing recommendations to address problems (including drafting warranties and indemnities in the Sale and Purchase Agreements).
  • Advising start-ups in relation to protecting and valuing IP.
  • Reviewing and advising on IT services agreements and software licensing agreements.
  • Reviewing and drafting non-disclosure agreements and considering appropriate measures to protect confidential information relating to technology.
  • Advising various clients on property management agreements.
  • Assisting clients with reviewing and drafting privacy notices and data protection clauses in contractual documents.

Career History

Maya read Law at the University of Cambridge and graduated with first class honours. She completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP University and was awarded a distinction. During her training contract, Maya undertook seats in Real Estate, IP and Commercial, and Business Disputes.

Additional Information

Maya is a member of the Social Mobility Network and QVS Voices (the choir). Maya loves travelling and has spent time backpacking in Europe, East Asia and South America (most recently in 2023).


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