Sharon has widely recognised expertise in UK and international commercial contracts, and IT contracts for software as a service (SaaS), fintech, adtech, software resale, maintenance and support, and platform as a service (PaaS) to name a few.
As a respected commercial lawyer and a CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe) data protection professional, Sharon has sought-after experience in contracts for:
Her experience has been gained in a wide range of sectors, including banking, technology, hospitality, media, recruitment, insurance, events, research and education.
Sharon works with start-up companies, SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises), tech entrepreneurs as well as multinational companies on all aspects of commercial contract negotiations and collaborative contracting.
During her legal career, she has devised and delivered:
As a multilingual lawyer known for her communication skills, Sharon can quickly gauge a client’s business needs and the best ways of meeting them. She is adept at making clients aware of both the practical, commercial and legal risks they face and the best ways of managing and minimising them.
Sharon has been a contracts specialist for approximately 13 years. She joined Waterfront in September 2021 to lead the commercial and data protection department and became a partner in May 2022.
Sharon is a member of IAPP (the International Association of Privacy Professionals).
Sharon’s experience and expertise are unbeatable. She goes above and beyond for our early-stage start-up, providing expeditious creation and explanation of our legal documents.
We work with Sharon Zachariah on various commercial and contractual legal matters. We are very happy with the quality of Sharon’s work to support our business. I have worked with lawyers and law firms in 70 countries my entire financial services career (30+ years). I really appreciate Sharon’s qualities of responsiveness to client requests, attention to detail yet practical, business relevant advice and support.
Limiting liability – reforms to sexual harassment legislation
The 2024 edition of international guide – ‘The Legal 500’ ranks Waterfront’s Intellectual Property as ‘elite’
Predictable working pattern requests – less flex, not more