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DLA Piper UK LLP

PRINCES EXCHANGE, PRINCES SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 4BY, ENGLAND
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Work 08700 111 111
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Fax 0113 369 2949
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12017 LEEDS
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www.dlapiper.com

Mark Vipan

Tel:
Work 0113 369 2451
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

IPT.

Position

Mark has considerable experience in advising UK customers and international suppliers on ICT contracts, outsourcing, business transfers and strategic commercial agreements. Mark advises central and local government bodies, NHS Trusts, public and private companies, utilities and higher education institutions on the legal, commercial, contractual and structural issues arising from their involvement in key commercial contracts and strategic projects, with a particular focus on the healthcare and financial services sectors.

Career

Trained Simpson Curtis (now Pinsent Masons); qualified 1993; Andersen Legal; partner DLA Piper since 2000.

Languages

Elementary French.

Education

Stamford School; Leeds University LLB (Hons).

Leisure

Church, cycling.


Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Vipan - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

The Leeds intellectual property and technology practice at DLA Piper UK LLP is β€˜highly skilled and technically able’ and is consistently β€˜adaptable to the demands placed on it’. Practice head Mark Vipan leads on major public sector IT projects, most recently advising iDirect UK Limited on its proposal to the European Space Agency for participation in its ARTES 3-4 programme. Simon Kenyon is recommended for litigation and has been advising NHS Digital on the exit of the Department of Health from its national contract with BT for voice and data services across England to be replaced with a number of contracts for a Health and Social Care Network. Roger Gough leads the team in Sheffield, which focuses on the non-contentious side, providing advice on IT contracts to technology suppliers as well as customers of technology providers in the manufacturing, retail and student accommodation services. Sheffield litigation partner Richard Norman manages technology clients such as Telefonica O2, Verizon and Tata Communications and is an β€˜absolute pleasure to work with’.

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