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Dan Holland

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A commercial lawyer with a focus on outsourcing, manufacturing and supply chain issues. Dan has 20 years' experience in advising on a wide variety of commercial relationships, from day-to-day trading activities to one-off projects and strategic alliances.

Dan's practice is broadly split between services and supply chain issues, including procurement and supply at all stages of production, and outsourcing of both IT and BPO services. His practice is particularly focussed on the life sciences, manufacturing, transport and financial services sectors.

His recent outsourcing experience includes the provision of hosted software and managed services to provide core banking function in a regulated environment to banks in the UK, as well as provision of other payment technology. On the BPO side, he has advised on the provision of crew, catering and lounge services on Eurostar trains.

In life sciences, Dan regularly advises on the manufacturing and distribution of both API and finished products in the UK and Europe. He has particular knowledge of centralised procurement structures, consignment manufacturing arrangements and all routes to market for goods.

Dan’s practice covers clients in the UK as well as those based throughout Europe, the Middle East and the US. He worked in Paris for a number of years and speaks fluent French.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Stephenson Harwood provides bespoke advice on a variety of commercial arrangements that are hugely significant to businesses' operations, including strategic alliances and large projects. Practice head Dan Holland, senior associates Naomi Leach, David Berry and others advise UCB on a wide range of matters, such as material transfer agreements (including the transfer of human samples), research and development agreements, and long-term framework agreements. Holland also serves as the lead adviser to Aviagen on standard exclusive and non-exclusive multijurisdictional agreements that are fundamental to its plans to grow its presence internationally. Another client is Malaysia-headquartered susbcription video-on-demand service iflix, for whom the firm handles promotional partnership arrangements, and dubbing and subtitling agreements, among other matters. Jonathan Kirsop acts for clients such as Barclays Bank, easyhotel and Ryanair.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The 'helpful' technology team at Stephenson Harwood is singled out for its 'excellent response times and industry knowledge'. A team led by Dan Holland acted for Trenitalia c2c and Arriva UK Trains on the procurement of software and hardware for the implementation of electronic smart ticketing systems. In another highlight the department acts for Belleway Limited on its $42m project to construct a Bitcoin mining data centre in Azerbaijan. Holland jointly heads the practice with Jonathan Kirsop; other key figures include senior associate David Berry, who recently joined from Addleshaw Goddard. Infinite Intelligence Technologies, Avaloq and UCB Biopharma are clients.

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