At the frontier of digital opportunities, wouldn’t you want lawyers who can help you step confidently into the digital future?

At the frontier of digital opportunities, wouldn’t you want lawyers who can help you step confidently into the digital future?


We bring our clients success by working as a team. Our easy, informal access to one another allows us to use our different strengths and expertise to maximum effect. Large firms’ structures can impede creativity and efficiency. We combine a small team’s personal dedication with world-class lawyering by seasoned professionals.

Rory Macmillan


+41 79 752 36 22

LLB (1st Class Honours, University of Edinburgh) 1992
LLM (Yale Law School), Fulbright & Rotary Scholarships 1994
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York and London

Areas of expertise

  • Electronic communications law and regulation

  • Data protection and privacy law

  • Digital identification systems

  • Digital financial services regulation

  • Privatisation, investment, financing and outsourcing

  • Mediator, arbitrator, expert adjudicator and expert witness

Founder, Macmillan & Co. which became Macmillan Keck

Accredited mediator of the UK’s Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Nominated for the CEDR Award for Excellence for contribution to dispute resolution in electronic communications sector

Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

We are design engineers.

We build things for the long term, designed to last. They may be laws or public private partnerships or commercial agreements. They are each tailored, almost never repeat jobs. Each time we push the boundaries of our and our clients’ knowledge.

Rory’s depth of knowledge, combined with his ability to never lose sight of the big picture, gives him an almost uncanny ability to anticipate the future. His belief and passion make all of us better.

Richard describing Rory

“One reason why I like working with Macmillan Keck is that they are not afraid to say things that are iconoclastic and challenging.”

– World Bank official referring to a digital economy project led by Rory

Richard Keck


+1 404 348 3333

  • JD cum laude Harvard Law School 1985
  • BS in mathematics Emory University 1982
  • BA in economics Emory University 1982
  • Attorney in New York since 2008
  • Solicitor in England and Wales since 1996
  • Attorney in Georgia since 1985

Duane Morris LLP, Atlanta and New York, 2005-09
Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, 1996-2005
Kilpatrick & Cody, Atlanta, Brussels, London, 1985-96

Areas of expertise

  • Telecommunications and digital services
  • Corporate, commercial and finance
  • Joint ventures and public-private partnerships
  • International transactions and investments
  • Law and economics

Co-Founder of Macmillan Keck

Experience with legal systems in over 85 countries

Built an electric guitar and color television in junior high school

Raised cows and goats in senior high school

Always ready for the next adventure

We are business life coaches, helping clients identify, refine, prioritize and achieve their goals.

Richard always seems to know what to say…possibly because he always seems to know how the client feels. I’ve rarely seen such a combination of intelligence and empathy. Probably why he’s such a brilliant mentor – I learn from him every day!”

Scott describing Richard

“Richard makes sure his clients get the full benefit of his deep experience and brilliant mind.”

– Jeff Vick, Founder and President of FanDrive Media

Jason Blechman


+1 917 968 1571

  • Admitted to practice law in New York
  • JD, New York University School of Law 2003
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania 1998

Milbank LLP (formerly Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP), New York
Duane Morris LLP, New York

Areas of expertise

  • Data protection and digital identification
  • Digital financial services
  • Telecommunications
  • Competition
  • Legislative and regulatory drafting
  • Commercial transactions

Publications on regulation of digital financial services in Africa

Experience drafting laws and regulations governing data protection, cybersecurity and competition

Volunteer firefighter

We are like window cleaners. We help you see the world clearly.
Jason is a master in organizing the chaos. Absolutely, 100% dependable. And his deep analytical mind has saved the day many a time!

Lale describing Jason

Jason has been our legal counsel since the inception of my telehealth and population health technology business that serves patients across 25 countries including the US. He has helped create a robust set of legal documents, license agreements, and various contracts to keep my firm protected. His expertise in data protection globally and in the US has helped our company navigate many regulatory challenges. He has also helped my firm negotiate favorable commercial terms with a variety of counterparties. I could not have found better legal counsel that has helped my firm grow over the past decade, from a startup to a scaling business.

– Ting Shih – CEO and Founder, ClickMedix, LLC

Scott Garvey


+1 646 954 5381

  • Admitted to practice law in New York and Oregon, USA and Federated States of Micronesia
  • JD, University of Virginia

Pohnpei Utilities Corporation / FSM Depart. of Finance / Pohnpei State Government, Micronesia
Pohnpei State Government, Micronesia
DuBoff Dorband Cushing & King, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sullivan & Cromwell, New York

Areas of expertise

  • Telecommunications law, regulation and transactions
  • International and corporate tax
  • Legislative drafting
  • Public administration
  • Economic development

Pohnpei State Attorney General

Executive Editor, The Virginia Law Review

Order of the Coif

We are design sorcerers. In its highest form, what we do – creating legal entities, establishing property rights and making rules that control both the material and digital worlds – is a little bit like magic.

Scott is one of those people with a truly world perspective. He’s able to look at things from uniquely different angles. He’s able to connect dots that others leave unconnected, if they’re even able to see them at all.

Jason describing Scott

From a preeminent Wall Street law firm to the desk of Attorney General in a South Pacific State, Scott has seen more than most lawyers and he brings his rich experience to the client every time.

Lale Tuzmen Aktas


+1 929 354 9955

  • LLM, NYU School of Law, New York
  • LLB, Galatasaray University, Istanbul

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, New York
Paksoy, Istanbul

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate and business transactions
  • Entrepreneurs and emerging companies
  • Digital financial services, digital identification systems, data protection law and regulation
  • Telecommunications law, regulation and transactions
Director, Alumni Association of the American Robert College High School, Istanbul (US Chapter)

Volunteer, American Turkish Society, New York

Graduate Editor, NYU School of Law Journal of International Law and Policy

We are legal therapists. Clients come to us with legal problems and we give them a new perspective.

Lale’s enthusiasm and work-ethic are boundless. She’s creative, regularly bringing new ideas to the table, and ferociously client-centred.

Rory describing Lale

“Lale understands our company and our business inside out. She is an excellent lawyer and her solution oriented approach is extremely comforting as our company grows and matures.”

– Ben Fine, Co-Founder at Formsort

Christina Heliotis


(+1) 202-4518395

LLM, Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington DC, USA, 2016
LLB, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece, 2014
CIPP/E, International Association for Privacy Professionals
Admitted to practice in Greece
US bar admission pending

International Finance Corporation (IFC)
World Bank
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
PPT Legal (formerly Vgenopoulos & Partners)

Areas of expertise

  • Data protection and regulation, data privacy

  • Cybersecurity, public sector digital transformation, digital governance

  • Corporate governance, corporate law




At Macmillan Keck, we are global legal architects of the digital age, crafting legal frameworks and solutions that drive sustainable transformation and growth for our clients.