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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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ADELAIDE HOUSE, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, EC4R 9HA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3400 1000
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Fax 020 3400 1111
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Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Beijing, Berlin, Boulder, Brussels and 33 more

Usman Wahid

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Work 020 3400 1000
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

Work Department

TMT, commercial and outsourcing.

Position

Partner who specialises in IT/technology and outsourcing transactions. In IT/technology, he advises clients on business critical software, systems and infrastructure deals (for example ERP systems, data centres, voice and data networks) as well as arrangements for new and disruptive technology (for example mobile ticketing and telematics arrangements). In outsourcing Usman has experience in most types of IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, specialising in outsourcing arrangements within regulated industries and/or UK structured multi-jurisdictional arrangements. Usman advises clients in various industry verticals, with a particular focus in financial services, transportation, utilities, media and business services.

Career

Trainee Solicitor Baker & Mckenzie (2001-2003); In-house counsel T-Mobile (now Everything Everywhere) (2003-2005); Associate and Senior Associate, BLP (2005-2014); Partner BLP 2014 to current.

Member

Society for Computer Lawyers.  The City UK

Education

LLB Kings College, London.  LPC College of Law, London


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP resulted from a merger between Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and US firm Bryan Cave in April 2018, with its UK-based commercial group forming a key part of a larger international practice. Richard Shaw leads the team, which includes Marcus Pearl ('quick to identify key issues') and 'technically brilliant' Usman Wahid. The group's first-rate reputation in commercial contracts garners complex, business-critical work from clients in sectors such as financial services, real estate and media, among others. Carol Osborne spends the majority of her time undertaking matters in the retail and luxury brands sector. In 2017, Pearl and senior associate Louis Wihl acted for Bay State Milling Company in its groundbreaking licensing arrangement with Arista Cereals Technologies to commercialise the first high-amylose crop in the United States. Elsewhere, the team is increasingly active in strategic data monetisation and ad tech projects. In addition, the firm has a first-rate global outsourcing practice, which spans areas such as IT infrastructure, facilities management, healthcare, and general and life insurance, among others. Melissa Manski, Mark Lewis, Mimi Curran and Charlotte Pham are recommended.  

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP's 'responsive and hard working' technology practice offers 'very solid advice' at 'good value for money'. The group has significant transactional expertise and acted for DXC Technology on the share acquisition of Swiss-based company LLX Global Business Services and its UK subsidiary. Additionally, a team led by Marcus Pearl advised the management of Exactpro Systems on a management buyout of Exactpro from the London Stock Exchange Group. Usman Wahid , alongside Pearl and outsourcing lawyer Mark Lewis,  jointly heads up the firm's technology practice, which recently hired Daniel Csefalvy from Linklaters LLP . He has experience advising on financial services technology, cryptocurrencies and crypto-exchanges. Senior associate Ash Von Schwan, who arrived from White & Case LLP, is another new addition to the non-contentious team.

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