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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Leading individuals

Steve Holmes - Baker McKenzie

Within: Commercial contracts

Specialising in complex, high-value contracts, Baker McKenzie has experience of advising on alternative fee arrangements, agency distributions and consumer practice, among other areas. The practice has global reach; examples of its international work include advising technology giant Google on numerous consumer contractual matters. Duncan Reid-Thomas advises on and negotiates a wide range of commercial agreements, with notable expertise in the healthcare sector. Key names in his team are Steve Holmes, who particularly focuses on the technology, communications and media industries, and Sue McLean, who advises clients on technology, sourcing and digital media business models, as well as the legal issues relating to the implementation of new technologies. Also recommended are experienced counsels Helen Brown and Julia Hemmings and senior associate Nick Wloch, who is ‘smart, commercial and focused on providing excellent support'.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Baker McKenzie's technology practice has impressive capabilities spanning the IT and telecoms sectors; the group has experience assisting telecoms companies and communication service providers with network transformation and commercial advice, and also advises IT users and providers on the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice head Steve Holmes specialises in complex commercial telecoms transactions, while Ben Allgrove focuses on telecoms regulatory issues, particularly in the digital media space. Names to note for technology transactions include outsourcing specialists Harry Small and Duncan Reid-Thomas, and Sue McLean, who has experience spanning outsourcing, data privacy, technology procurement, development and licensing work, with particular fintech, blockchain and AI expertise. David Halliday is a key contact for contentious matters. Senior associate Charlotte Harrington is also recommended.

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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