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Outsourcing Group Committee

Chair
Kit Burden, Global Co-Head of Technology Sector, 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.

Committee
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.

Joel Harrison, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy 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.

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 based in London. She has a full spectrum of expertise in the commercial law: corporate, employment issues, media and advertising, insurance litigation, IP & IT and internet law.

Nathan Evans, Partner, Head of Technology, Memery Crystal

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.
Nathan joined Memery Crystal in May 2020 from the specialist technology and intellectual property rights firm Bristows.

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