Andrew Joint > Deloitte Legal > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Deloitte Legal Offices
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Commercial & Technology
Lead Partner for Legal Advisory, Commercial & Technology Partner
Andrew is an experienced technology and outsourcing lawyer who works within a variety of sectors. He has a particular and deep experience in Cloud, BPO, business transformational, RPA, AI, IOT and complex technology contracting and advising He is keen to balance a genuine passion for all things ‘tech’ with a belief that the commercial contract lawyer’s role is to articulate risk and facilitate deals.
He is used to working in and advising on financial services, professional services, healthcare, retail and public sector technology law issues/contracting.
Andrew is editor of the ‘Computer Contracts’ chapter of Sweet & Maxwell’s “Practical Commercial Precedents”, previously been an editor of the ‘Computer Contracts’ chapter of Sweet & Maxwell’s “IT Encyclopaedia of Information Technology Law” and is a contributory author to “Electronic Government: Law and Practice”.
Andrew is “IT Law Accredited” by the Society for Computers and Law.
Former Chairman and a current committee member of the London Group of the Society for Computers and Law.
Member of techUK’s Data Analytics and AI Leadership Committee
Legal Practice Course: University of Exeter Law School (1998 – 1999)
Law Degree (LLB): University of Exeter (1994 – 1997)
A Levels and GCSEs: Truro School (1988 – 1994)
Deloitte Legal‘s team is able to draw on the firm’s wider consultancy and technology capabilities to advise on commercial issues arising from all stages of the business process, including procurement matters, supply chain agreements, advertising and marketing work, and distribution issues. Paul Hinton and Calum Murray jointly lead the practice, focusing on financial services and digital clients respectively, while Andrew Joint and Paul O’Hare advise clients on technology contracts.
Deloitte Legal‘s TMT practice has continued to develop after its 2021 acquisition of Kemp Little, with new telecoms, data protection, and cybersecurity lead Cavan Fabris arriving from EY Law in February 2022. Alongside a developing role as a long-term strategic adviser to major technology clients, mid-market M&A remains a core strength of the team, with Andy Moseby a key contact in this area. Calum Murray heads up the overall TMT industry offering, and is especially well regarded for his work providing strategic support to both established digital players and clients newly expanding their digital offerings. Other significant lawyers include Andrew Joint and Paul Hinton, while Paul O’Hare spearheads the firm’s outsourcing offering.
Deloitte Legal has a technology sector specialism and its lawyers have expertise in standard IT law, such as cloud, e-commerce and system integration matters, as well as newer emerging technologies, including digitisation, quantum computing, AI, robotics and blockchain. On the telecoms side, the team handles outsourcings, sub-sea cable systems and regulatory matters. Andrew Joint is head of the commercial and technology team and has a strong focus on AI, machine learning, robotics and cloud technologies, while Cavan Fabris leads the data protection, cybersecurity and telecoms practice having joined the firm in early 2022. Paul Hinton acts for financial services clients on complex IT projects involving licensing issues and electronic trading platforms. Vicky Cooper specialises in dispute resolution in the IT and outsourcing spaces, advising both customers and suppliers. Emma Wright departed to Harbottle & Lewis LLP in February 2022.
- Leading individuals: IT - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- TMT - London > Industry focus
- IT and telecoms - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
- Commercial contracts - London > Corporate and commercial
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Employment > Immigration
- Corporate and commercial > International business reorganisations
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Industry focus > TMT
- Transport > Travel
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Employment > Employers
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Corporate and commercial > Venture capital
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)