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David Jackson

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Shoosmiths LLP

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Technology, media and commercial.


David is a partner and leads the national technology, media and commercial practice which is recognised as one of the best in the UK. He is an expert in the field of tech and outsourcing transactions, and in the past year alone David has advised on deals with a cumulative value well in excess of £2bn. David’s recent experience includes advising Hotelopia (part of Tui Group Pic) in relation to its substantial contract to support easyJet sell package holidays in seven European markets. Hotelopia will trade under the easyJet Holidays name and sell holidays to an estimated 90% of easyJet’s 60m annual passengers; Iron Mountain Inc (world’s largest records management company) in relation to its deal to provide a complex technology enabled records management service for the UK Borders Agency; FIS Inc (world’s largest provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies) in connection with its agreement to provide payment processing technologies to the Post Office; and The Law Society in relation to a series of IT transformation projects including its recent ERP and CRM outsourcing arrangements.


Trained Edge Ellison (now Squire Sanders & Dempsey); qualified 2000; solicitor DLA 2000-04; legal counsel Compass Group Plc 2004-06; partner Shoosmiths 2006 to date.


Law Society; Birmingham Future; Birmingham and Solihull Education Business Forum.


City of Bristol College; Cardiff University (1996 LLB Hons 2(1)); College of Law, Chester (1997 LPC).


Travel, sports, food and drink.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Shoosmiths LLP, which handles a broad cross-section of outsourcing mandates, has a particularly strong capability in facilities management (FM) outsourcings; the firm acts for five of the world's largest FM providers. In addition, practitioners such as Simon Edwards and department head David Jackson have previous experience of working-in-house at FM providers. The firm (which also acts for customers) handles various other types of outsourcings, including BPO and IT. In 2017, Jackson and Joseph Stephenson acted for Telefónica in the outsourcing of its finance and accounting function to India. Elsewhere, members of the team have expertise in the full spectrum of commercial contracts, including agency, franchising, IP and licensing agreements, distribution and IT contracts. Robin Webb (who is the automotive sector head at the firm) and recently promoted senior associate Andy Pratley assisted Nissan with renegotiating a digital marketing agreement (for global website design, build and maintenance services) with one of the world's largest marketing and technology agencies. Other industries where the firm generates commercial contracts work include retail, food and drink, sport, financial services and technology/digital. Senior associate Simon McArdle is recommended. 

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West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Shoosmiths LLP handles a range of deals, many of which involve private equity and venture capital backing. Ben Turner  advised Hotel La Tour on the company’s sale to Dalata Hotel Group, and also advised FX Meiller on its acquisition of Boweld Truck Bodies for £10m. In an illustration of the firm's track record in venture capital deals, Alastair Peet advised MML Capital on a buyout of Property Information Exchange. Peet also advised Aramark on its purchase of Pelican Procurement Services. As far as commercial contracts are concerned, David Jackson continues to advise the Solicitors Regulation Authority on a major business transformation project, including the total replacement of its IT systems. Joe Stephenson  also has expertise in IT outsourcing.

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West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

David Jackson - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

Shoosmiths LLP¬†‚Äô multi-disciplined practice represents clients such as¬†Volkswagen, Molson Coors and McDonalds. Craig Armstrong¬†¬†co-leads the TMT Group and is ‚Äėoutstanding in negotiation meetings‚Äô, ‚Äėvery efficient in his working methods‚Äô and ‚Äėvery good at translating technical legal points in a way that allows the business to decide whether to make a commercial decision‚Äô. He recently advised Aldermore Bank on its outsourcing to Newcastle Strategic Solutions. Co-head David Jackson¬† focuses on procurement and outsourcing matters. He recently advised the Solicitors Regulation Authority on its digital transformation strategy and Telef√≥nica on outsourcing its finance and accounting operations to India. Also recommended is senior associate Joe Stephenson¬†, who is experienced in handling outsourcing and digital transformation projects.

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