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Burges Salmon LLP

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Bristol, London

Andrew Dunlop

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Burges Salmon LLP

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Head of TMT sector and the firm's outsourcing practice with significant experience in digital businesses, outsourcings, joint ventures and general technologies work. International director of the National Outsourcing Association 1998-2012. Clients include technology suppliers, digital businesses, corporates and financial institutions.


Qualified Scotland 1988; Freshfields 1993; partner Shaw Pittman (now Pillsbury) 1998; partner Burges Salmon 2001.


The Law Society.


Educated at University of Aberdeen.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Burges Salmon LLP has an outstanding track record in high-value and high-profile commercial projects. Commercial group head Helen Scott-Lawler and senior associate Emma Sorrell are advising the Independent Racecourse Group on a media rights deal with Arena Racing. In 2016, outsourcing practice head Andrew Dunlop assisted Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru) with the £100m procurement of various infrastructure services across Wales. Another highlight involved Mark Paterson, senior associate Chris Chesterman and associate Lucy Owens advising the Ministry of Defence on the procurement of the Successor class and Astute class submarines. The firm is also acting for Transport for Wales and the Welsh government on the procurement of the Wales and Borders rail franchise. Keith Beattie specialises in commercial contracts matters in the energy, defence and transport sectors. Timothy Deacon is another key contact in the team.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

Burges Salmon LLP’s practice attracts praise for its ‘good value for money’. It is active in several fintech areas, especially insurtech, payments and consumer credit, and acts for challenger banks as well as smaller fintech start-ups. The team also assists high-profile clients with fintech matters: insurance expert Kari McCormick and transport specialist Chris Jackson advised AXA on the development of a legal and insurance liability scheme for connected and driverless vehicles. ‘Knowledgeable’ senior associate Adrian Shedden, who is commended for his ‘fast turnarounds and strong sense of perspective’, heads the group; an asset management regulation expert, he also has experience in consumer credit, payments, crowdfunding and bitcoin. On the regtech side, Snedden advised the Financial Conduct Authority on setting up its Call for Input, a regtech roundtable intended to help shape the development of the regtech sector throughout 2016 and 2017. The team is also acting for R3CEV, which leads a worldwide consortium of financial institutions, on the development of smart contract templates using blockchain. Nationwide and AppDynamics have also featured on the firm’s client roster for fintech work. TMT and outsourcing expert Andrew Dunlop, IP specialist Jeremy Dickerson and data protection senior associate Lucy Pegler are also recommended.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Burges Salmon LLP’s team acts for clients including Coca-Cola, Royal London and Thomson Reuters. Practice head Andrew Dunlop advised Welsh Water on its second generation outsourcing of IT infrastructure services, and assisted The Exeter with outsourcing the operation of its technical platform to TCP. Mark Paterson has expertise in technology, infrastructure and defence matters; he recently advised the Ministry of Defence on outsourcing the build of two classes of submarines.

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South West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Dunlop - Burges Salmon LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

Burges Salmon LLPalways responds promptly to client’s requests’. Its ‘extremely impressive’ practice regularly handles large scale outsourcing transactions and technology services contracts. Clients include the John Lewis Partnership, Thomson Reuters, Teradata Corporation and AppDynamics. Andrew Dunlop is ‘always available and able to think creatively’. In 2016 he advised Welsh Water on its procurement of IT infrastructure services and assisted health insurance company The Exeter with the design and implementation of a new software platform provided by TCP LifeSystems. Matthew Ramus, Keith Beattie and Helen Scott-Lawler are the key contacts for outsourcing mandates; Brioney Thomas and Simon Coppen have particular expertise in advising clients in the transport sector; while William Gard and Jeremy Dickerson focus on contentious IT matters. Associate Lucy Pegler has ‘a very approachable manner’, ‘good commercial awareness’ and ‘an ability to handle issues pragmatically while ensuring her client’s interests remain protected’.

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Seeing the wood for the trees: which aspects of the new General Data Protection Regulation should yo

March 2016. By Andrew Dunlop

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of €50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than €6.5m. 

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