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Linklaters Business Services

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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https://www.linklaters.com
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Julian Cunningham-day

Tel:
Work 020 7456 4048
Email:
Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Technology, media and telecommunications.

Position

Julian is a partner in Linklaters’ TMT group and is also one of the leaders of its global telecoms, media and technology sector team. He has a wide practice encompassing regulatory and commercial telecoms work, all aspects of information governance, IT and outsourcing contracts, e-commerce and media work. His particular focus is working in highly regulated industries such as telecoms, financial services, professional services, utilities and the public sector, where he can combine his regulatory and commercial contracts expertise.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance, London; qualified 2001; associate Linklaters, London 2001-08, counsel 2008-10, partner 2010.

Languages

French, German.

Education

St Catherine‚Äôs College, Oxford (1996 MA Hons Modern Languages ‚Äď French and German); College of Law, Guildford (1998).


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Linklaters LLP's team has 'good commercial acumen, which is blended with legal expertise and a pragmatic approach'. Julian Cunningham-Day, in particular, is 'very smart, super-helpful and gets things done with the minimum of fuss'. The team, which is led by Richard Cumbley, has a notable focus on high-value, strategically-significant, business-critical commercial agreements. Areas of expertise include the contentious and non-contentious aspects of large BPOs, technology-related procurement transactions and IT/telecoms contracts. It is particularly strong in regulated sectors, such as financial services (including fintech), telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and energy. Reflective of the complexity of the firm's work, Marly Didizian and managing associate Greg Palmer recently advised Sappi Group on the negotiation of key service and supply arrangements with Lenzing AG, and also parallel negotiations of an outsourcing agreement (also with Lenzing). The firm is also highly active in the negotiation of core pensions administration outsourcing agreements; Cunningham-Day, managing associate Lindsey Brown and others are acting for clients such as Aviva and Diageo (among various others) in this space. Georgina Kon, who has more than 14 years of commercial contracts experience, acts for customers and suppliers in the public and private sectors. John Crozier, who heads up the firm's global outsourcing practice, is a council member on the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) UK Council.

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London: Risk advisory

Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Leveraging the firm's wider technology expertise, the data protection practice at Linklaters LLP is highlighted for its multi-jurisdictional advice. The team has been acting on substantial GDPR compliance and strategy, as well as in high-profile ICO investigations. Practice head Richard Cumbley attracts praise for his ability to 'come up with innovative ways to cut through difficult problems'. The team is instructed by large corporates including Disney, J Sainsburys, Thomson Reuters and BUPA, in addition to consultancy firm KPMG. Julian Cunningham-Day is highlighted for his 'strong client skills and practical, supportive advice' in this area. Associate Alaister Johnson is also recommended.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

With global breadth, strength in depth and a formidable line in high-end financial services regulatory work, the 'superb' practice at Linklaters LLP adopts 'a multi-disciplinary approach' and 'truly bridges the gap between finance and technology'. Harry Eddis and capital markets expert Richard Hay are 'very impressive: they cut to the chase and are pleasant to deal with'. As well as handling more conventional fintech work, the department also advises clients on technology matters relating to structured finance and capital markets: together with Michael Kent, Eddis, who has 'deep financial regulatory knowledge across markets', advised Quantile Technologies on regulatory matters pertaining to its derivatives portfolio optimisation service. Eddis and Paul Lewis, who is 'a clear leader in smart contracts, derivatives and distributed ledger technology (DLT)', acted for Clearmatics Technology Solutions and UBS, leading a bank consortium, on the development of a new inter-bank payment system involving Utility Settlement Coins. Both partners have also been advising a multinational investment bank on establishing spot and derivatives trading services involving Bitcoin and Ether. At the start-up end, technology expert Julian Cunningham-Day, who heads the group alongside Eddis and corporate expert Fionnghuala Griggs, advised regtech company Market Axess on its client contracts and the establishment of a cloud-based European data store.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The 'very professional and technically excellent' telecommunications, media and technology sector group at Linklaters LLP attracts praise for 'leaving no stone unturned in pursuing the best outcome for the client'. The group acted for Hutchison 3G UK and its parent company, CK Hutchison Holdings on its £300m acquisition of UK Broadband Ltd from PCCW Limited, it additionally acted for Hutchison 3G on it renegotiation of network sharing arrangements in the UK. The team has particularly expertise handing technology matters in the insurance and financial sectors with clients including AXA, Lloyds and RBS. It has advised on paperless and borderless transaction solutions, trading platforms and currencies using blockchain technology in the financial sector, and on dashcam uses and driverless car projects in the insurance sector.  Julian Cunningham-Day and Iain Fenn jointly head the global practice, which includes TMT sector Richard Cumbley. Daniel Csefalvay joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

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