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Shoosmiths LLP

FIRST FLOOR, WITAN GATE HOUSE, 500-600 WITAN GATE WEST, MILTON KEYNES, MK9 1SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868300
Fax:
Fax 03700 868301
DX:
729360 MK 15
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Robin Webb

Tel:
Work 03700 864183
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Robin is a partner in the firm’s Commericial team and is based in our Milton Keynes office. He specialises in advising clients on major projects and outsourcings, including business process and technology outsourcings, business critical systems procurements and integration, telecoms network roll-outs, software development and licensing, e-commerce and other technology related projects. Robin primarily advises clients in the finance, automotive and retail sectors and is client partner for a number of the firm’s key clients including a FTSE 250 bank, Close Brothers Pic, Volkswagen Group and Peugeot Citroen. Robin has also spent time working in-house at Volkswagen Group. Recent deals led by Robin include: advising Close Brothers, the FTSE 250 bank on a range of business critical IT systems procurements and business process outsourcings, including the procurement of a pioneering eSignature platform to be used for execution of all finance agreements across its entire motor and premium finance businesses as well as the outsourcing of loan administration and loan portfolio management arrangements; advising Volkswagen Group on a number of major outsourcing arrangements including the outsourcing of its customer service centre, the procurement of data network and telecommunications services across its entire dealer network and various high value systems integration and support arrangements; advising Peugeot Motor Company on various outsourcing arrangements including the procurement of facilities management services and the outsourcing of its customer contact centre; advising Santander Consumer Finance on a range of large scale Introducer and Broker agreements in respect of FSA regulated products; advising National Housing Federation on the contractual aspects of the creation of its affordable credit business, My Home Finance, including the appointment of a third party CDFI (Community Development Finance Institution) to operate part of the business.

Career

Trained DLA Piper; qualified 2001; DLA Piper 2001-04; Hammonds 2004-06; Shoosmiths 2006-to date; partner 2010.

Education

Robert Smyth, Market Harborough, Leicestershire; Broxtowe College of Further Education, Beeston, Nottingham; University of Durham (Collingwood College) (LLB Law); Nottingham Law School (1998 Masters in Corporate Law (LLM)); Nottingham Law School (1999 LPC).

Leisure

Football, golf, live music.


South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Shoosmiths LLP has a well-established track record in the IT market, particularly for its outsourcing and procurement expertise. The team has a strong sector focus in the automotive industry, acting for a wide range of well-known car manufacturers on procurement, outsourcing, and online retail issues.  Robin Webb is the key contact for automotive sector clients, while commercial contracts specialist Sebastian Price is another prominent figure within the team. Senior associate Andy Pratley is also recommended by clients.

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