Prudence Buckland’s practice focuses on technology and outsourcing projects, and commercial transactions involving technology, data, and intellectual property.

Prudence regularly advises on complex separation and transformation projects, collaborations, licensing and services arrangements, and outsourcings and procurements. She also provides extensive advice on emerging technologies and related regulation, including with respect to artificial intelligence, data sharing, and digital services.

Prudence joined the firm in 2022. Prior to joining Cleary, she practiced at leading international law firms in London and Australia. Prudence also worked as a legal advisor at an Australian Government agency.


  • Edenred in its £1.15 billion acquisition of Reward Gateway.

  • Synopsys in its acquisition of PikeTec from ECM Equity Capital Management.

  • Natura &Co in the sale of The Body Shop to Aurelius.

  • Leading technology, online services, and media/entertainment groups on the development, use, and regulation of artificial intelligence technologies, in particular: generative AI applications, in-licensing, and use of third-party LLMs; copyright, data, and training issues; AI regulatory compliance and engagement with legislators; and negotiation of high-value, strategically important AI contracts.

  • Planisware in its initial public offering and a listing on Euronext Paris.

  • Latour Capital in its acquisition of Gutor from Schneider Electric SE.

  • Henry Schein in the acquisition of a majority ownership stake of Biotech Dental.

  • WillScot Mobile Mini in the sale of its UK mobile storage business to the Modulaire Group for cash consideration of approximately £335 million.

  • JCDecaux in its acquisition of Clear Channel’s businesses in Italy and Spain.

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