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Dan is a leader in the Technology and Telecoms (TMT) practice, based in London and advising on a broad spectrum of IT and telecoms projects. He has wide experience of leading large-scale strategic technology procurement, business process re-engineering and outsourcing projects, and of supporting IT separation programs to make divested companies self-sufficient of their former group in an accelerated timeframe. Dan is a trusted advisor to his clients and his deep experience of transactions in the energy, technology, transport, retail and FMCG fields ensures that he is uniquely placed to help them realize the full value of their technology investments, even on the most complex and challenging projects.

Dan offers strong analytical and commercial skills with wide experience of working with all of the major suppliers working in the marketplace. He has delivered significant projects for ERP implementations, system integration, software development and build/operate/transfer (BOT) arrangements, software and system maintenance and support, AI, cloud migration, integration and management (both as part of wider services and on a standalone basis), software audits, cybersecurity, network procurement and deployment, and a variety of XaaS deals – including PaaS, IaaS, SaaS and DaaS.


Trained Frere Cholmeley, qualified 1990, 1990-1997 Associate 1990-97; partner in present firm: 2001 Trained at Frere Cholemely; senior counsel at Electronic Data Systems 1997-2001; partner Dentons 2001-present.


University of Southampton (LLB 1987).

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London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

Dentons ’ team of ‘high-quality performing lawyers’ recently saw a changing of the guard with Martin Fanning and Henrietta Baker taking over as co-heads of the practice. The specialist commercial contracts team acts for a broad range of national and global clients across the financial services, retail, transport, energy and technology sectors and also counts multiple governmental departments on its client roster. Recent highlights include advising Frasers on its international distribution and e-commerce agreements with The Hut Group for certain portfolio brands, and assisting the Royal Mail Group on its mails distribution agreement with Post Office Limited. Scott Singer is a key name for retail clients, Catherine Bingham regularly acts for public sector clients, and Sarah Lima is active in outsourcing mandates. Dan Burge, Andy Lucas and Tristan Jonckheer also lead on some of the firm’s key highlights, and Rachael Morris is the key name at senior associate level.

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

(Leading individuals: IT)

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The London-based team at Dentons is praised for its ‘superb technical expertise‘ and benefits from the firm’s global network, allowing it to work on international IT and telecoms projects. It acts for consumers and adopters of IT and telecoms in the retail, financial, transportation, energy and public sectors, and undertakes work involving commercial contracts, M&A transactions, regulatory issues, data privacy and cybersecurity work, competition mandates, financing issues and disputes across the technology and telecoms spaces. Martin Fanning and Henrietta Baker jointly lead the TMT group, while Tristan Jonckheer leads the telecoms group; Fanning handles major technology M&A mandates, Baker has acted on IT transformation projects, and Jonckheer has substantial experience in advising clients on major communication projects and regulatory matters. Dan Burge assists corporate clients with complex IT projects and procurement arrangements, and Andy Lucas has a wide-ranging and thriving practice, which includes advising private sector companies on technology projects and handling major IT outsourcing projects for governmental departments. Nick Harrison and Sarah Lima were recently promoted to the partnership.