Andrew Dunlop > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

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Leads Burges Salmon’s Outsourcing Group and also head of the firm’s GDPR practice. Has significant experience in joint ventures, system builds and cyber security. International director of the National Outsourcing Association 1998-2012. Currently a member of the Executive Council of The Global Sourcing Association. Clients include corporates, financial institutions and larger techcos.


Qualified Scotland 1988; Freshfields 1993; partner Shaw Pittman (now Pillsbury) 1998; partner Burges Salmon 2001.


The Law Society.


Educated at University of Aberdeen.

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South West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew DunlopBurges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP is recognised in the South West market for its expertise in technology-related outsourcing agreements, where it acts for both customers and suppliers. Lawyers also provide advice to clients in this sector on the development of new products and associated regulatory and data protection issues. The team has an increasing focus on the financial services sector, where it acts for established companies and start-ups; its expertise in this sector was bolstered in January 2021, when it brought on fintech specialist Martin Cook, who joined from an in-house position. Outsourcing specialist Andrew Dunlop leads the technology and communications group, which made up Cook, Lucy Pegler and David Varney to partner in March 2022. Varney and Pegler are both recognised for their expertise in technology-related transactions for clients including public companies, state bodies and start-ups.


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

Burges Salmon LLP is well-versed in handling IT and outsourcing mandates in the fintech, health tech, energy tech and cybersecurity sectors, as well as IT deals, such as licensing separation technology transactions. Andrew Dunlop leads the team and acts for large corporates, financial institutions and technology vendors on IT outsourcing projects. David Varney and Lucy Pegler were promoted to partner in May 2022 and Martin Cook joined the firm as the new fintech lead.