SCL Outsourcing Group Half-Day Masterclass - Tuesday 29 November 2022, London

When: 29/11/2022

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Non-member: £234.00
Professional member: £150.00

In-person and also available to attend online

Hosted & sponsored by Baker McKenzie LLP
Organised by the SCL Outsourcing Group

Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm (Registration from 12.30 pm; drinks and networking after the event from 5 pm)
Venue: Baker McKenzie, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA. Map In-person and also available to attend online

Steve Holmes, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Shanthini Satyendra, Managing Legal Counsel, Technology & Innovations Santander UK, Fellow, Society for Computers & Law
Vik Khurana, Partner, Bristows
Nathan Evans, Partner, HCR Hewitsons
Shobana Iyer, Barrister, Swan Chambers
Nick Peacock, Partner, Bird & Bird
Anita Bapat, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis
Shayhan Patelmaster, Associate Legal Counsel, Google
Howard Duckworth, Managing Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 
Andre Taylor-Morris, Commercial Legal Counsel, HSBC
Matt Vaghela - Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie LLP

Join us for this half-day masterclass dedicated to Outsourcing. Focusing on the latest trends in innovation, emerging technology models, procurement and contract strategy, and best practices in dispute resolution, and featuring expert speakers from both private practice and industry, this is an essential event for anyone working in the Outsourcing sector of tech law.  The event is avaiable to join in-person and also live online.


1.15 to 2 pm: Risk allocation in emerging outsourcing models
Vik Khurana
, Partner, Bristows
Nathan Evans
, Partner, HCR Hewitsons

The interplay between risk and liability, and the technical and commercial solution, is obviously key to setting up and negotiating outsourcing contracts. We will look at how current trends in outsourcing models are changing the risk allocation landscape. In particular, how the prevalence of cloud, platforms, AI and automation, and the use of agile and other collaborative delivery methodologies, means there is often a need to reconsider how we think about key principles like liability clauses, IP ownership and licensing - sometimes the entire procurement and contractual strategy. We will also cover the kind of issues and disputes that can arise when the balance isn’t right.

2 - 3pm: Regulatory Focus
Anita Bapat
, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis
Shayhan Patelmaster
, Associate Legal Counsel, Google 
Howard Duckworth, Managing Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 
Matt Vaghela, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie LLP

Looking at the regulatory aspects of outsourcing projects, including cloud service provision for customers in the financial services sector and other highly-regulated industries, international data transfers and the impact of recent sanctions on the provision of IT services. 


3.15 - 4.15 pm: Best practice in choosing and using dispute resolution (DR) mechanisms in outsourcing agreements
Shobaná Iyer, Barrister, Swan Chambers
Nick Peacock, Partner, Bird & Bird
Andre Taylor-Morris, Commercial Legal Counsel, Huma 

An experienced panel will consider the options available to parties drafting outsourcing agreements, what factors will influence the choice of DR clauses, and core drafting components. Topics will include suitability of court litigation and arbitration, use of alternative dispute resolution (including mediation), and innovative DR practices that may benefit those in the outsourcing sector. The panel will also consider how to approach and manage disputes as they arise in order to preserve relationships, maximise outcomes, and reach a resolution in the most efficient and economical manner.

4.15 - 5 pm - Innovation in Outsourcing
Shanthini Satyendra, Managing Legal Counsel, Technology & Innovations Santander UK, Fellow, Society for Computers & Law

Many outsourcing projects cite “innovation” as being a core aim or aspiration, and indeed getting access to more experienced and extensive technical and commercial capabilities is often among the key drivers for entering into an outsourcing deal. However, questioned respondents in surveys often seem very negative in terms of their perceptions as to whether innovation has – in fact – been delivered. What then is “Innovation” in the context of outsourcing transactions, why is it not being delivered in practice, and how can the contract help to address this?

Administration notes:
The cost of attendance at this event in-person or live online is £125 + VAT (£150) for SCL members and £195 + VAT (£234) for non-members. Bookings can be made online or you can email to make your booking and request an invoice.

Concessionary places are available on request. To apply for a concessionary place please email 

VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates.

Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of this event whichever is the earlier.

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Cancellations will not be accepted (and refunds made) unless received and acknowledged by SCL HQ at least five working days before the date of the relevant event. Where an in-person event is also recorded, and that recording is made available to delegates, cancellations will not be accepted. All webinars are recorded and therefore cancellations are not accepted.

Substitute delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that you notify the SCL office in advance ( or 07948 517049) and pay the appropriate registration fee.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of SCL to change the venue, content or timing of an event or to substitute speakers. The safety and wellbeing of our delegates is paramount and therefore in-person events may be converted to online events due to government restrictions or travel disruption.

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