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Burges Salmon LLP

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ONE GLASS WHARF, BRISTOL, BS2 0ZX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 939 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 902 4400
DX:
7829 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, London

Andrew Dunlop

Tel:
Work 0117 902 2786
Email:
Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Commercial.

Position

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.

Career

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

Member

The Law Society.

Education

Educated at University of Aberdeen.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The Bristol-based technology and outsourcing team at Burges Salmon LLP  is headed up by Andrew Dunlop and boasts clients such as Thomson Reuters, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company and Babcock International plc. The group recently advised a water utility company on several IT projects, including on the procurement of a replacement cloud-based project management tool. Legal director Sarah Kenshall joined the team from Axiom Law and frequently advises telecoms vendors and fintech companies.

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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 LLP handles commercial IT work, procurements, outsourcings, joint ventures, licensing, cybersecurity, encryption and data issues. Andrew Dunlop advised a supplier of premium carbonated drinks on its enterprise resource planning, cloud-based arrangements with ORACLE and contract-related issues. In another highlight the team advised a water utility company in relation to several IT projects including the purchase of a £200m cloud-based project management tool. Senior associate Lucy Pegler deals with IT, telecoms and GDPR issues with a particular focus on the transport and public sectors. David Varney specialises in working with tech vendors, the energy sector and financial services. Richard Binns is also recommended. Sarah Kenshall joined as legal director. Clients include Coca-Cola HBC, Babcock International, Thomson Reuters, Teradata, Cobham and AppDynamics.

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

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The EU’s governing bodies recently reached an agreement on the text of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) after months of ongoing trilogue negotiations. [Continue Reading]

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    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 ‚ā¨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 ‚ā¨1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over ‚ā¨500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (‚ā¨150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly ‚ā¨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 ‚ā¨6.5m. ‚Ä©
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