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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
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Work Department

Financial services, retail and leisure, technology, media and telecommunications; commercial, intellectual property.


Mark is a highly experienced commercial, IP and technology lawyer who provides advice on a variety of technology, infrastructure and commercial contract matters for clients ranging from growing businesses to banks, infrastructure providers, and major suppliers and buyers of IT services. Mark combines in-depth commercial expertise, specialist technology know-how and a highly practical approach to advising clients on a range of matters, including IT services agreements, software licensing, cloud outsourcing facilities management, data centres, internet and e-commerce issues. Mark works across a number of sectors but has particular expertise in advising within financial services and retail. Experience: acting for a UK investment bank on a major data centre programme, including advice on modular data centre projects and a mission-critical new-build co-location agreement; advising infrastructure as a service provider on service agreements and major renewals with international consulting firms and service providers; acting for a multinational company on major facilities management outsourcing agreements, including cleaning and catering supply agreements; advising an international investment bank on new trading platforms for high-frequency trading.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals: IT)

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP acts for clients across the full IT supply chain, from data centre operators and cloud service providers to software providers and customers purchasing IT solutions. The firm is noted for its standout experience in IT disputes and insur-tech-related matters. Mark Bailey has particular specialism in regulated IT sector contracting and co-heads the team alongside transactional lawyer Mark Howard. Jason Saiban assists clients with supply and procurement agreements, while Megan Paul focuses on large-scale commercial agreements, including outsourcing transactions. Caroline Young, who advises on a broad range of technology and procurement contracts, is another key contact in the group.

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

A ‘responsive, practical and thorough’ practice, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP continues to work for sector-leading clients on an array of commercial arrangements, demonstrating activity in the retail, telecommunications and tech, transport and financial services industries. Over the last twelve months the firm has been particularly concentrated on the sports sector, acting for both sporting organisations such as the ITF and British Swimming on sponsorship, influencer and IP matters, in addition to clients engaging with bodies within the sector, such as software technology entity Sage on its various deals with Six Nations Rugby, Major League Baseball and The Hundred. The department is spearheaded by three highly-experienced practitioners; Mark Bailey, who handles tech and infrastructure related matters, whilst possessing notable expertise in IT and data centre issues; Jason Saiban, who exercises a strong advertising, marketing and sponsorship offering, working closely with key clients such as Nike and Samaritans; and Megan Paul, whose focus is on supply chain management and distribution agreements. Senior associate Caroline Young, who has been a main driver behind the for the firm’s growing life sciences activity, continues to garner praise from clients for the ‘sterling support’ she provides to business operations, fielding a broad practice that covers multiple sectors.