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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Kevin Calder

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IT outsourcing and intellectual property lawyer, working on a number of large scale ICT projects for the public sector, for central government, local government, universities and the NHS, including a number of major outsourcing contracts. Clients include the Financial Services Authority. Kevin advises on various private sector IT projects, including installation of data centres in the financial services sector and international hardware framework agreements. He advises technology companies on protecting and exploiting their intellectual property, software licensing and international reseller arrangements, and advises public sector clients on compliance with public procurement rules.


Trainee solicitor Mills & Reeve 1997-99; solicitor 1999-2004; associate 2004-06; partner 2006. Editor of


Member of Society for Computers and Law and Intellect.


St Aidan’s, Harrogate; University of Warwick (1996 LLB); Leeds Metropolitan University (1997 Diploma in Legal Practice).


Pub quizzes and gadgets.

East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Kevin Calder - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

The information technology practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles a busy workload that includes major IT projects for central government and healthcare providers, as well as handling a range of matters for established technology businesses, regulators and charities. Kevin Calder leads the firm-wide technology and life sciences sector group and frequently acts for government departments in major IT projects. He is also the first point of contact for clients such as Cambridge Mechatronics. Peter Wainman leads the health technology sector group and also acts as relationship partner for key technology company clients including Arm. Associate Sophie Burton-Jones leads the delivery of projects for clients such as Redgate Software.

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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Mills & Reeve LLP specialises in public sector and contracting work. Notable names for the firm in this area are commercial contracts and procurement expert Greg Gibson; firm head of technology and life sciences Kevin Calder; and Peter Wainman, who is known for his expertise in IT law and data protection.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

Acting for challenger banks, payment services, insurance companies, and investors in the sector, Mills & Reeve LLP advises clients on commercial agreements, corporate transactions, GDPR compliance, tax and intellectual property matters. Practice head Kevin Calder acts for regulators, private companies and start-ups, advising on commercial arrangements and IT projects. Partner Zickie Limm heads up the firm's venture capital and equity investments team and also advises start-ups and fast-growth companies on fundraisings, growth transactions and exit transactions.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Mills & Reeve LLP's Cambridge-based team is highlighted for its experience in technolology transactions, with particular expertise assisting clients in the public sector, healthcare, charity and education sectors including technology companies and start-ups. Kevin Calder and Peter Wainman jointly lead the team and are names to note for advising government departments on IT projects and health technology matters respectively.

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