Milan Baxter

Managing Associate


Milan is a versatile commercial IP, technology and data lawyer who advises clients on commercial, technology, intellectual property, IT and data privacy issues across many sectors including tech, life sciences, sports, media, energy, infrastructure and retail.

Milan enjoys helping clients find practical legal solutions to complex technology issues. He has particular experience in advising on emerging technologies. He regularly advises on high-value, strategic and cross-border technology transactions, collaborations and licensing arrangements, as well as SaaS and other ‘as a service’ agreements, framework agreements, distribution agreements, privacy policies, terms and conditions, MSAs, intra-group arrangements and regulatory advice on digital e-commerce and consumer regulations.

He also regularly advises companies at all stages on the technology, commercial, IP and data aspects of M&A and venture capital transactions, investments and joint ventures.

Milan has spent time on secondment to the civil rights organisation Liberty, where he worked on several high-profile matters relating to privacy, technology and mass surveillance.

Before moving into law, Milan spent time working for an IT consultancy, focusing on digital transformation, organisational change and software implementation projects.


  • Technology, IT and IP

    • A leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods on multiple partnerships and joint IP development agreements in the AgriTech sector.
    • A multinational open-source software company in its global software licensing and distribution framework and underlying agreements.
    • A leading pharmacology company on various strategic clinical research and development agreements, framework agreements and commercial contracts.
    • A leading mobile gaming company on the establishment of its UK operations and IP licensing matters.
    • An investment service on its technical collaboration agreement with a stock exchange and financial information company.
    • A major electric vehicle charging network on strategic technology partnerships, IP licensing and collaboration agreements with a range of leading car manufacturers.
    • Deep experience advising on software and IP licensing agreements, IP commercialisation issues, IP assignments, collaboration/partnership agreements, technology platform agreements (including PaaS, IaaS and SaaS agreements) and major outsourcing.

    Commercial and consumer

    • An experiences company that offers holistic solutions for sports and entertainment organizations and venues on its master services agreement for the provision of a global e-commerce platform.
    • A leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions in the negotiation of various high-value commercial and customer contracts matters.
    • An artificial intelligence startup on the establishment of its UK operations and associated contractual arrangements.
    • A provider of cloud-based software on negotiation playbooks for its core customer contracting agreements.
    • Experience advising on various website terms and conditions, product agreements, service terms, commercial framework agreements, supply agreements, sponsorship and marketing agreements.
    Data Protection and Privacy
    • An investment company on the data protection and privacy elements of its $115m Series E investment in a digital staffing platform.
    • A leader in myopia treatment on the data protection elements of its acquisition of a contact lenses company.
    • An agency mandated to aid and protect refugees on its data sharing strategy, privacy policy and data sharing agreements.
    • Advised multi-jurisdictional clients on a wide range of data and privacy-related issues including privacy policies, data processing addenda, data sharing agreements, data commercialisation/exploitation, international transfers of personal data and automated decision making

    Venture Capital / M&A

    • A corporate venture fund on the IT, IP, commercial and data aspects of its investments in various high-growth technology companies.
    • A recruiting firm on the technology, IP and data aspects of its sale to a cloud computing company.
    • A food and beverage software on the technology, IP and data aspects of its acquisition of various UK ERP software companies.
    • A digital media marketing company on the sale of its advertising revenue and impact management platform.   


    Please note: Milan's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.