Michael Loch is the Associate General Counsel – Technology at the GSMA. He is responsible for any legal matters associated with technology, standardisation, intellectual property and governance in the GSMA.
Michael is an English qualified solicitor with a BA Hon degree from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University of London. Following articles as a trainee solicitor at Charles Russell, Michael was a telecoms regulatory lawyer with Field Fisher Waterhouse. In 2000, he became the European in-house counsel for Genesis Telecommunications, a subsidiary for Alcatel. Following Alcatel, he was Senior Legal Counsel at Hitachi Data Systems. Before joining the GSMA, Michael was the Regional Counsel at Nokia for Vodafone, UK and Ireland.