Tessa Charlton


Associate, Bird & Bird


Having trained with Bird & Bird since 2008, Tessa qualified in 2010 as an associate in the Commercial team in the London office. She advises on a variety of both private- and public-sector commercial contracts in the IT, telecommunications, aviation and defence, energy, and utilities and media sectors.

Tessa's work includes advising on procurement contracts, PFI arrangements, large-scale international services agreements, website terms and conditions, and outsourcing agreements. During her time at Bird & Bird, Tessa has worked on a number of major commercial project teams as well as working as part of smaller teams.

Tessa advises UK and international clients on a range of commercial issues, relating to export controls, public procurement, data protection, freedom of information, outsourcing, and general commercial terms and conditions. Tessa has particular interest and expertise in the area of cloud computing, advising on IaaS, SaaS and PaaS.

Tessa has strong links with a number of Bird & Bird's international offices.

Lexis®PSL Intellectual Property/Information Technology

About Lexis®PSL

Year Qualified



English Law & European Law LLM
Legal Practice Course


Society for Computers and Law