Alison Bryce > Dentons > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

IP and technology.


Alison is a Partner in our Intellectual Property and Technology team. She has been with the Firm since 1999 and is primarily based in Glasgow. Alison specializes in providing strategic, commercial advice on intellectual property, information technology and commercial contract matters. In addition, Alison provides advice on Data Protection, e-commerce, outsourcing and technology issues. Her clients are from a range of sectors including Food and Drink, Oil and Gas and the fashion/ branding sector. Alison is an accredited specialist on Intellectual Property law with the Law Society of Scotland. She is also a Director of Greenock Morton Football Club.


Trained Bird Semple; qualified 1999; moved to MMS on qualification; partner 2008. Has written a number of thought pieces on the issue of Open Source Software, which have been featured in The Times, the Daily Telegraph and Computer Headline magazine.


Licensing Executives Society.


Gourock High School; University of Dundee (1996 LLB Hons; 1997 Dip LP).


Formerly a director and now just a life long fan of Greenock Morton Football Club.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Leveraging its robust international network of offices and sector specialists, Dentons is rated by clients for its ‘excellent‘ approach across the full gamut of IT contracts and projects. Practice head Alison Bryce is well regarded for her capabilities in IT procurement and outsourcing arrangements, routinely working with leading international banks and retail chains on new payment systems and fraud screening mechanisms. Ross Nicol ’s wide-ranging commercial focus sees him working with clients from the worlds of retail, life sciences and financial services on licensing, distribution, and contract matters. Senior associate John McGonagle works on large-scale procurement and outsourcing projects for both domestic and foreign heavyweights. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

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

Dentons acts for banks, non-traditional lenders and fintech businesses operating in the UK, advising on high-value payments and electronic money, crypto, digital banking and IT outsourcing transactions. Practice head Jonathan Garforth has expertise in the emerging and fertile regulatory landscapes of open banking, digital payments, crypto and buy now pay later products. Alison Bryce jointly leads the practice from the Glasgow office and has a particular emphasis on software development agreements as well as escrow and hosted service arrangements. Tristan Jonckheer and Sarah Lima both focus on payment services within fintech. Martin Fanning is another important name to note.