Karishma Brahmbhatt


Karishma is a data and technology lawyer, specialising in all aspects of data protection and privacy law.

She has particular experience advising companies from a wide range of industries on data ethics matters, data compliance projects, Artificial Intelligence, big data, social listening, cookies, adtech, internet-of-things, augmented reality, the use of data in the provision of consumer and business products, and complex data sharing arrangements. Karishma also advises clients more broadly on all aspects of technology and commercial matters including, digital transformation, collaborations, outsourcing, the acquisition and supply of computer and communications systems and software, IT/IP/data aspects of M&A transactions, e-commerce arrangements, and intellectual property arrangements.

Karishma is regularly invited to speak and write on key developments in data ethics and data privacy matters, and has presented at Innovate Finance and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has been appointed as a Co-Chair of the SCL Privacy and Data Protection Group Committee. SCL is the leading UK organisation for legal professionals advising and practising within the technology sector.

Karishma has been recommended by Legal 500 for commercial contracts, and has been recognised for data protection and information law by Chambers and Partners in 2021 and 2022. She has also been named one of the ‘40 Under 40’ in the Global Data Review list 2021.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Co-Chair of the Privacy and Data Protection Group Committee of the Society for Computers and Law
She is very knowledgeable, responsive and practical, and she understands what a business needs from an adviser.
Chambers UK 2021 (Data Protection & Information Law)
Recognised in the ‘40 under 40’ list
Global data review, 2021



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2011


 LLB (Hons), Joint Degree in Law and Politics, University of Essex, 2008
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.