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As well as regulatory matters, Burges Salmon LLP handles transactions, IT services agreements and outsourcing. Practice head Andrew Dunlop assisted Coca-Cola HBC with outsourcing its data centre in Austria. Other clients include Cobham, Teradata and AppDynamics.

Osborne Clarke services major corporates, including Dell, Marks & Spencer and Tata Technologies. Data protection and technology transaction expert Emily Jones now heads the practice following James Mullock’s departure to Bird & Bird LLP.

Ashfords LLP’s ‘exceptional’ practice is led by Garry Mackay and handles data protection, cloud computing and software licensing as well as IT contracts and outsourcing. Stewart James is highly experienced.

Bond Dickinson LLP’s expertise includes outsourcing and large-scale technology implementation. The practice, which includes Gareth Jones and Alastair Mitton, advises the Ministry of Justice and Highways England.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ practice is co-headed by Matt Johnston, who is ‘excellent’ in non-contentious technology matters and data protection. Clients include insurance, leisure and pharmaceutical companies.

Foot Anstey handles FinTech matters, digital and IT disputes, as well as e-commerce and online trading. Practice head Martin Cuell and senior associate Ed Bodey are recommended alongside Neil Parkes, who joined from Wiggin LLP.

Michelmores LLP advised Flybe on acquiring an integrated enterprise resource planning system. The ‘extremely talented’ Tom Torkar was promoted to partner and became practice head following Rehman Noormohamed’s departure to DWF. Tim Richards leads on contentious work.

At TLT, James Touzel ‘knows the IT world inside out’. The practice handles outsourcing, software development, SaaS, cloud computing and systems integration. Imperial Tobacco, The Co-operative and Applied Card Technologies are clients.

At BPE Solicitors LLP, practice head Iain Garfield advises on cross-border matters and data protection. Associate Matt Jackson is noted for software development and cybersecurity.

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s Alan Pratt has strength in procurement and acts for customers and vendors on high-value IT, telecoms and services outsourcing.

Roxburgh Milkins LLP assisted Blu Wireless with licensing its technology to an American company. ‘First-class lawyer’ Ian Grimley heads the practice.

Owner-managed businesses regularly instruct Thrings LLP for IP, systems implementation, IT services and outsourcing matters. Andy Braithwaite leads the practice, which also acts for clients including Teleperformance and Juicy Couture.

Jessica Bent leads Royds Withy King’s ‘exceptional’ practice, which represents clients including Bath Rugby in IP litigation and internet-based defamation cases.

Clarke Willmott LLP’s Kary Withers specialises in the telecoms sector and represents landowners in property disputes against mast and telecoms operators.

At specialist data protection firm Pritchetts Law, the ‘immensely experienced’ Stephanie Pritchett acts for clients including Thomson Reuters and UNISON.

Steer & Co’s clients include software developers, start-ups and listed companies. Rebecca Steercombines deep expertise in technology licensing matters with many years of experience working in the technology sector’. Senior associate Mailin Bala joined from Shoosmiths LLP.

Web developers look to Stephens Scown LLP for online marketing and social media advice. Ben Travers heads the practice.

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