Amir Ziton is a commercial technology lawyer with extensive international in-house and private practice experience, which includes providing strategic advice to clients on all aspects of structuring and negotiating complex high-value commercial contracts.
Beginning his career in private practice in the US in 2006, Amir relocated to the UK in 2013 and spent more than a decade working in both countries in various roles on the global legal and outsourcing teams of one of the world’s largest financial institutions, including serving as the Head of IT Legal for Customer Platforms & Digital. In that capacity, Amir was the global lead lawyer for digital commercial contracting work associated with multiple retail and commercial business lines.
Amir works with companies of all types – ranging from promising fintech start-ups to globally-traded public companies – on solutions related to hardware/software licensing, hosted and cloud services, SaaS/PaaS, data and information management, cybersecurity, digital transformation, mobile applications, emerging technologies, blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT), and associated professional services. Amir’s experience surpasses $26.6 billion of commercial transactional work for technology, financial services, industrial, insurance, and commercial real estate clients.
Amir is a US-qualified lawyer, licensed to practice law as a member of the State Bar of Illinois and the General Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Amir has received degrees from Indiana University (B.A.), Ohio Northern University (J.D.), and The John Marshall Law School (LL.M.).
Bortstein Legal Group, 2021 to Present
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, 2019 to 2021
HSBC, 2008 to 2018
Freeborn & Peters LLP, 2006 to 2007