Peter Kouwenberg

Peter Kouwenberg

Corporate & Commercial Law - Associate Solicitor

Luton Office

01582 731161

Recent work

Peter is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial department and deals with all types of commercial contract including terms and conditions of business, distribution agreements and subcontracting. He also specialises in providing data protection advice.

Having grown up in St Albans, attending Beaumont School, Peter studied Law at Nottingham Trent University before completing his LPC at Nottingham Law School.

He made the short move from his childhood county of Hertfordshire to Bedfordshire, joining Taylor Walton as a paralegal in 1999 before commencing his training contract with the firm in 2000. Having completing his training contract, Peter qualified into the Corporate and Commercial department, where he worked until 2007.

After a period in the public sector teaching secondary school students, Peter returned to the firm and to the Corporate and Commercial department in 2017.

During his time at Taylor Walton, Peter has advised upon a range of business to business contracts and consumer contracts in both the private and the public sector and has assisted clients regarding intellectual property matters.

With the widespread impact on businesses of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, Peter has become an expert in this field and is able to assist businesses with all aspects of compliance regarding data protection matters in order to ensure that Taylor Walton’s clients are able to collect and process data lawfully, fairly and transparently.

Peter has also been responsible for advising upon all aspects of corporate and banking transaction and commercial projects. He gained extensive experience leading mergers and acquisitions, including management buy outs and multi-million pound transactions, for a wide range of businesses.

He provided advice regarding business sale and purchase agreements, stock transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, exclusivity agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and all other key corporate documentation.

Narrowing the scope of cyber-attack claims

By Peter Kouwenberg | 24 November 2021

Given the recent spate of cyber-attacks impacting every sector, from education and legal to manufacturing and pharmaceutical, when typically data is stolen, deleted or encrypted to extort a ransom, a recent ruling offers some hope for data controllers, worried about the fallout from such an attack. The High-Court recently handed down its ruling in the…

Age Appropriate Design Code for websites aimed at children

By Peter Kouwenberg | 6 October 2021

On 2 September 2020, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), Age Appropriate Design Code (the Code), a statutory code of practice, came into force with a transitional period of one year to allow businesses time to consider its effects and prepare accordingly. Now that this transitional period has ended, what impact has the Age Appropriate Design…

Do not gamble with your consumer terms and conditions

By Peter Kouwenberg | 28 September 2021

For companies conducting business online, the judgment in the recent case of Green v Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a Betfred (Green v Betfred) serves as a stark reminder for them to ensure their terms and conditions are drafted in a clear, intelligible manner and easily understood by consumers. The judgment provides an example of the potentially…

Better Late Than Never: Protecting Data

By Peter Kouwenberg | 25 February 2020

The business world held its breath as 25 May 2018 came and went, the day which heralded the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), two years after publication. Guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office suggested that the regulator would not necessarily flex its muscles immediately and seek to hit offenders with the maximum…

Getting the most out of your Terms and Conditions: Essential terms

By Peter Kouwenberg | 1 February 2019

It is vital that your terms and conditions protect your business on a wide range of issues, but the following points are particularly worthy of consideration. Limitation of Liability: T&Cs for Businesses that Provide a Service Your T&Cs should seek to cap the maximum amount of damages payable to your customer in the event that something goes wrong. How…

Life after GDPR

By Peter Kouwenberg | 20 August 2018

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will undoubtedly be aware that the new The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force on 25 May 2018. The tidal wave of update notices and consent emails flooding into our inboxes has now subsided, but dealing with the implications of GDPR and all it involves…