Sherif Malak


Shoosmiths LLP


Sherif Malak is a Partner and Head of Privacy & Data at law firm Shoosmiths LLP, where he leads a team of over 20 dedicated privacy advisers. His legal career began as a member of the legal team that gave Harry Potter a digital home, and since then he has supported businesses to bring their digital and data driven projects to life. Sherif has over a decade of experience assisting clients to manage privacy compliance and other data risks in all areas relating to the use and exploitation of digital, data and online technologies and business models.


Sherif delivers privacy compliance programmes and manages fully-outsourced data protection functions for a range of businesses. His practice has a strong focus on the automotive, retail and market research sectors, with a particular emphasis on adtech and marketing. His recent collaboration with key contacts in the industry was recently referenced in the UK ICO’s update on Adtech and shortlisted for Best Innovative Privacy Project at the inaugural PICCASO Privacy Awards. He is recommended in the Chambers UK legal directory, and the UK Legal 500 as "a superb expert in the field of data privacy and always delivers sound and commercial advice".


Sherif earned his LLB from the (now) University of Law and, prior to this, his BA, MA and LLM from the universities of York, Durham, and Edinburgh where he was awarded the T.B. Smith Prize for Distinguished Scholarship. When not at work, he enjoys travelling and playing guitar (badly).


Contributions by Sherif Malak

  • Member of Research Advisory Board 2023 - 2024