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DLA Piper UK LLP

ONE ST PETER'S SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M2 3DE, ENGLAND
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Lee Brierley

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Work 0161 235 4015
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Technology and sourcing (IPT).

Position

Lee leads the Technology and Sourcing Team in the North West from DLA Piper's Manchester office, and has extensive experience in technology sourcing and IT and BPO outsourcings and major commercial projects and collaborations. For over 25 years, Lee has advised on some of the UK's largest and most complex procurements in both the public and private sectors. He has particular experience in the retail, food & beverage, manufacturing  and transport sectors.

Career

Slater Heelis until qualification (1988); specialist IP boutique Philip Conn & Co (partner 1996); DLA Piper 1996 to date; partner 1999; location head of IPT team in Manchester.

Education

Haslingden High School and sixth form college; Manchester Victoria University (1982-1985 Law (LLB) – 2:1); Chester Law College (1986 LSF).

Leisure

Golf, football, cricket, running and vintage scooters.


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Lee Brierley - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

DLA Piper UK LLP handles sales and acquisitions, private equity transactions, MBOs and various commercial matters for local, national and international private companies, public companies, private equity houses, entrepreneurs and global corporate organisations from its Manchester office. Key client sectors include industrial, Fintech, retail, and food and beverage. Lee Brierley and James Kerrigan head the team. Other key partners include Jonathan Watkins, Yunus Maka and Andrew Phillips who recently joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. Senior associate David Booth is also recommended.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Lee Brierley - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

DLA Piper UK LLP's team, which takes a 'business-first approach' works with both national and international clients on a wide range of matters relating to cloud computing, IT and business process outsourcing and insourcing, systems integration, service transitions and procurement. Other areas of expertise include data protection, privacy compliance, digital strategies, data audits and GDPR. Key client sectors include financial services, manufacturing and industrial. Edinburgh-based John McKinlay and Liverpool-based Sarah Bell, who specialises in IT-related procurements, co-head the team, while Lee Brierley leads the Manchester technology and sourcing team. Stephen Wright is also regarded as a stand-out partner for his commercial approach.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

DLA Piper UK LLP represents big-name clients on IP litigation across industries including retail, finance, manufacturing and pharma. Areas of expertise include patents, trade marks, designs, disputes and transactions. Co-head of team Lee Brierley focuses on non-contentious IP, with particular experience in relation to brand acquisitions and licensing, technology partnering arrangements and licensing and manufacturing agreements. Liverpool-based Peter Brook, who also co-heads the team, specialises in technology IP matters. The team recently advised the London Stock Exchange Group on a successful claim for trade mark infringement.

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