Jonelle Afonso

Managing Associate


Jonelle advises clients on a broad range of cross-border transactions and domestic matters. She provides advice to companies across a variety of sectors including technology, telecommunications, energy, and retail on general commercial, intellectual property, IT and data privacy issues.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jonelle spent time as a Technology, Media and Telecoms Associate for an international law firm and also gained experience working for a boutique intellectual property firm.

Jonelle has previously undertaken a virtual secondment at an international oil and gas company where she assisted with general commercial contracts and queries.

  • IT / Data Privacy

    • Advised UK and European entities on their EU and UK privacy obligations and drafted their internal privacy policies.
    • Drafted online terms and conditions of sale (B2B and B2C), website terms and conditions of use, privacy and cookie policies.

    Intellectual Property

    • Acted for claimants and defendants on trade mark and design infringement matters.
    • Drafted IP licences, agreements and advised clients on their IP rights.


    • Drafted, negotiated and reviewed licence, distribution, franchise, agency, services, reseller, consultancy and, sponsorship agreements.
    • Drafted terms and conditions of sale and purchase.


    • Advised Flatfair on closing its $11 million Series A fundraising led by Index Ventures.

    Please note: Some of Jonelle's experience is prior to joining Orrick.