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Outsourcing Group Committee
Joel Harrison, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Joel is a partner in the Technology Practice who advises on everything technology-related, including cloud computing, outsourcing and licensing, as well as disputes and renegotiations. He also specialises in data privacy and cybersecurity, advising on the full range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters. His clients include some of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions. Joel is ranked as a leading individual for IT and outsourcing in Chambers, and is noted for his deep understanding of technology.
Kit Burden, Partner, DLA Piper (UK) LLP
Kit Burden has extensive experience in the areas of outsourcing and complex technology transactions, advising both users and suppliers of IT, commercial and outsourcing services and in relation to all aspects of the procurement process.
Steve Holmes, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Steve Holmes leads Baker McKenzie's Global Information Technology & Communications practice based in London, and focuses on major technology, sourcing, communications and digital media transactions. In addition to leading the London sourcing team, Steve is co-lead of the London media team, and is on the steering committee of the European technology practice. Since 2006, he has been consistently ranked by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading practitioner in the fields of technology, outsourcing, communications and digital media. Steve is one of the partners who leads the Firm's social mobility committee, BakerOpportunity. Steve has spoken and written extensively on a wide range of topics relevant to his field, including cloud computing, risk/reward in major services agreements, content licensing for new technologies, key issues in MVNO agreements and various other technology, communications and digital media topics.
Vik Khurana, Partner, Bristows LLP
Vik specialises in all aspects of commercial technology law, including strategic sourcing, technology-based transactions, software development & licensing, cloud computing, digital strategy, e-commerce, IT/IP aspects of corporate transactions, and other arrangements involving the use or exploitation of IP and technology. In addition, he has a growing practice in emerging disruptive technologies such as Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence, advising both high-growth and established businesses as they develop, deploy and scale new products and services in the market.
Shobaná Iyer, Barrister, Swan Chambers
Shobana is a practicing commercial barrister and arbitrator with expertise in technology and intellectual property disputes within various sectors including TMT, Finance, Energy, Sports and Creative (from Film, Fashion to Video Games). Her IT practice covers software and hardware procurement contracts, outsourcing contracts, supply and development contracts, cloud-computing contracts, e-commerce, digital marketing, digital media, telecommunications and data protection as well as the legal issues on the use of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and blockchains. Shobana has extensive experience of working on challenging and technically complex cases, usually involving an international element and regularly deals with conflict of laws issues. Shobana sits on various committees dealing with the use of AI and is a Vice-Co Chair of the Legal Services Committee for the Bar Council of England and Wales.
Nathan Evans, Partner, Fladgate LLP
Nathan Evans is a specialist IT lawyer with expertise in complex strategic projects including systems/platform/apps builds, networking contracts, integration services, support and maintenance arrangements, agile delivery, technology consultancy, blockchain-enabled platforms and material outsourcing arrangements in financial services. Nathan has advised a broad range of businesses, from start-up disruptors to large multi-nationals, global banks and insurers and other regulated businesses. He has also worked with many central and local government authorities, assisting them with their IT projects, commercial contracts and procurement strategies.
Howard Duckworth, Managing Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
Recognised as a "rising star" (Legal 500), Howard is a technology lawyer who advises on outsourcings, fintech and technology transactions as well as data protection, privacy and cyber security. His work is often in the context of business critical projects and digital transformations. A focus of Howard's practice is the financial services sector and his clients include major financial institutions and technology companies.