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Addleshaw Goddard

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Michael Lowry

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Partner working in the commercial department, specialising in non-contentious commercial work with particular emphasis on technology and outsourcing-related transactions. Advised various FTSE 250 companies on IT procurement and outsourcings to the value of several billion pounds. Also advises clients in respect of IT separation projects following divestments and reorganisations. Has acted opposite all the major suppliers including HP, BT, CSC, CapGemini, Fujitsu, Wipso etc.


Trained Addleshaw Booth & Co (formerly Booth & Co); qualified 1994; solicitor 1994-97; solicitor Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1997-2001; partner 2001 to date.


Woodkirk High School; Oxford University (1991 Jurisprudence); Leeds Polytechnic (Law Society Finals).


Gardening, DIY, reading.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Addleshaw Goddard has an outstanding track record in large-scale business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT outsourcing transactions, and also handles procurement, payment services contracts, technology transfer and joint ventures. The team also advises on data protection and intellectual property issues associated with commercial contracts. Jonathan Davey, who splits his time between Manchester and London, leads the 45-strong commercial team. Fintech expert Fiona Ghosh has recently advised financial institutions on bringing payment solutions such as Apple Pay and Android Pay to market. In 2016, Leeds-based Simon Lofthouse acted for Carphone Warehouse in the launch of a cutting-edge product, which involves customers leasing mobile phones, rather than purchasing them outright. Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta led the advice to Lloyds Banking Group on the commercial aspects of its acquisition of MBNA from Bank of America. Andrew Smith has experience of acting for clients such as British Airways and Diageo. Paul Bentham, Phil McGough and James Whittaker are names to note in Manchester. Michael Lowry and managing associate Robert Garwood are also recommended.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Addleshaw Goddard’s team has ‘good industry knowledge’ and provides a ‘range of commercial options’. Outsourcing specialist Michael Lowry heads the practice. Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta has expertise in IT and outsourcing transactions, particularly in the financial services, public sector and retail sectors. Fiona Ghosh is handles outsourcing matters predominantly in the banking and insurance sectors. Managing associates Jenny Te and Robert Garwood both have experience in IT and outsourcing matters. David Futter joined Ashurst.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Lowry - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: IT and telecoms

Michael Lowry heads Addleshaw Goddard’s Leeds commercial IT team and specialises in large-scale IT procurement, outsourcings and software-as-a-service (SaaS) arrangements, acting for major corporates such as, Morrisons and Arriva. For one client, he is ‘by far and away the best IT lawyer across the UK’. Lowry is assisted by commercial litigation partner Bill Gilliam on the contentious side, who is ‘straight talking’ and has acted for Diageo plc defending a claim by SAP (UK) Limited for alleged breach of contract and potential copyright infringement concerning additional software licensing fees amounting to around £55m. Recently promoted Simon Lofthouse acts for a number of private sector clients, such as Celesio, Bupa, Carphone Warehouse and 2sisters group, on major IT and IT-enabled projects. For Carphone Warehouse Limited, the team has been advising on its arrangements to implement a new consumer product with finance provider ThinkSmart, which allows customers to lease mobile phones rather than purchase them outright. Associate Ryan Gracey joined from 3volution Limited.

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