• Senior Associate advising both customers and suppliers in IT, technology, outsourcing and commercial services transactions.
  • Over eight years of experience supporting clients across the financial services, technology and media sectors.
  • Leads projects in a range of areas including digitisation, cloud computing, IT outsourcing, IT procurement, business process outsourcing, software robotics, software development, sponsorship and payment services.
  • Understands market positions from both the customer and the supplier side, and how these can be balanced and resolved for the benefit of clients.
  • In-house experience in the technology and commercial legal teams of Barclays and Direct Line Group.

Representative Experience

  • Digitisation – working with collecting societies Phonographic Performance Limited and PRS for Music on the appointment of technology integrators and cloud service providers to enable the delivery of a transformational joint music licensing system.
  • Cloud computing – supporting a major technology provider to UK government in connection with its transition to using the public cloud to host its business critical service offerings.
  • Regulated outsourcing – advising a challenger bank on the regulated outsourcing of its account opening and key communications fulfilment services.
  • IT outsourcing and remediation – working with The Co-operative Bank p.l.c. as part of a team supporting the migration of the bank’s IT infrastructure from The Co-operative Group to IBM, following the sale of The Co-operative Group’s majority shareholding in the bank.
  • Software robotics – advising a major insurer on its use of robotic process automation software to carry out business process tasks previously performed by outsourced offshore personnel.
  • Business process outsourcing – leading negotiations on behalf of a supplier in a strategic re-outsourcing of a customer’s intellectual property licensing and royalty collection business.
  • Sponsorship – acting for industry body Cinema First on the negotiation of it two-for-one cinema ticket promotion and sponsorship agreement with comparethemarket.com, publicly branded as “Meerkat Movies”.