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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Edward Tompkin

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Edward is an Associate in our Commercial team in London. Edward has specialist experience in international outsourcing deals and commercial contracts.

Edward’s experience includes assisting one of the world’s largest financial institutions with the global outsourcing of their facilities management functions which span over seventy countries in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. His role included working closely with local lawyers in each jurisdiction and assisting with the drafting of both the Master Services Agreement and Local Agreements for each jurisdiction.

Edward has also assisted one of our Diversified Industrials sector clients with various outsourcings, including the outsourcing of their human resource and facilities management services across their sites in the UK and internationally.

Edward has IT outsourcing experience having worked for one of the world's largest diversified mining companies on a multimillion dollar extension of its global managed networked IT services. The multimillion dollar outsourcing was on a global scale with client entities being based in South America, Canada, Australia and the UK amongst others.

Edward is a member of the Retail, TMT and Food & Drink sector groups and is also part of the London CR Committee.

Edward completed his training contract with Eversheds in September 2012, during which time he gained experience in our Corporate, Real Estate, Commercial, Competition and Financial Services Dispute Resolution teams in London.

Prior to joining Eversheds, Edward graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2008 with a BA in History, including a year abroad studying at the University of Virginia in the United States. He completed both the GDL and LPC at BPP (Waterloo) and BPP (Holborn) respectively.


Contracts with teeth - the future of outsourcing

Ed has recently co-authored the thought leadership report "Delivering contracts with teeth" - the future of outsourcing. This report was produced from the results of a prior survey, conducted with the National Outsourcing Association, looking at which contractual provisions in outsourcing agreements are actually being used by customers at the coalface, to ensure that their suppliers perform.

Please view, share or download the report here.



London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's sizeable pan-UK team provides full-service support on domestic and multijurisdictional agreements to clients such as FTSE 100 companies, US-based corporates, financial institutions and public sector organisations. Illustrative of the firm's strengths in cross-border matters, in 2017, Alison Brearey, and senior associates Kate Mowbray and Edward Tompkin advised Aviva on outsourcing its global real estate management portfolio to CBRE; this deal involved 20 jurisdictions worldwide. On the supplier side, Tom Bridgford, Simon Gamlin and associate Kate Moore recently acted for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in the successful negotiation of a new five-year outsourcing agreement with the Lloyds Market Association and International Underwriting Association of London to provide back-office processing of insurance premiums and claims, and related activities. Another key client is Hammerson, for whom the firm advises on the management of its retail portfolio; Kelly Holmes recently led a team, which assisted the client with the re-tender of cleaning services for its portfolio of UK shopping centres. Richard Prowse is the head of the UK team.

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