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Dentons
ONE FLEET PLACE
LONDON
EC4M 7WS
England
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Work Department

Technology.

Position

Andy Lucas is a partner and Head of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecoms Department. He specialises in all aspects of non-contentious technology law and large scale public sector outsourcings.

Andy has an outstanding track record of advising on some of the largest public sector commercial matters including the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, UK Search and Rescue Helicopters, the Police National Database and ID Cards.

Andy has a first-rate client list of major government departments including the Home Office, DfT, the Cabinet Office, and the NPIA, to name a few. Andy also advises cutting edge private sector companies on their technology projects in emerging areas, including advising UiPath, the leading global Robotic Process Automation company, on various corporate, commercial and compliance matters globally.

Education

University of Wales, University College Swansea (1989 BA Joint Honours Geography and History 2(:1)); College of Law York (1995 Common Professional Examination); College of Law York (1995 Legal Practice Course (Commendation)); admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

Dentons’ dedicated commercial contracts team utilises the firm’s global network to handle a broad range of domestic and international mandates for high-profile clients including KKR, Sainsbury’s and Virgin Group. Scott Singer heads up the UK commercial division and is a key contact for retail and financial services clients, and Andy Lucas leads the TMT department. Other noteworthy individuals include the highly regarded Martin Fanning, Henrietta Baker, who focuses on the energy, manufacturing and transport sectors; and Tristan Jonckheer. Sarah Lima and Nick Harrison were promoted to the partnership in 2021. The group also leverages the firm’s legal manged services offering to streamline project work for clients.

London > Industry focus > TMT

(Leading individuals)

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Dentons is particularly active in the technology sector, providing clients with advice in relation to software licensings, cloud services, outsourcings, patent protection issues; the firm is also involved in various prominent public sector projects. In one standout matter, the team is advising Transport for London in relation to the roll-out of 4G on platforms, stations and tunnel sections of the TFL estate for the first time. Group co-head Andy Lucas regularly advises clients in relation to major IT projects; he is also well-known for advising on the use of emerging technology, such as AI and health tech. Fellow co-head Martin Fanning is highly regarded for his expertise in commercial technology transactions, electronic and mobile commerce projects and large-scale IT, telecoms and business procurements. Senior associates Sarah Lima and Rachael Morris are also recommended.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Dentons’ media and entertainment team in London, which is part of a larger international practice, acts for clients in the film, TV, animation, digital media and games sectors. Its varied workload includes regulatory, M&A, data protection and IP matters. The group is jointly led by technology specialist Andy Lucas, corporate partner Darren Acres and Anna Copeman, who focuses on contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

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

Dentons extensive global network enables it to consistently handle significant, cutting-edge matters across the TMT sector,  acting for public and private sector clients. The team has particular strength in projects utilising emerging forms of technology, such as AI, robotic process automation and blockchain. In addition, it is well-known for assisting clients with cloud migrations, smart energy and digital transformation projects. In a recent highlight, demonstrating the firm’s strength in the public sector, the team advised the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport on the procurement of the UK Rural Broadband Project. Jan Willem van den Bos frequently supports telecoms clients with strategic projects, commercial transactions and negotiations with regulators. Dan Burge assists corporate clients with complex IT projects and outsourcing arrangements. Andy Lucas stands out for the depth and breadth of his TMT practice, which includes advising various government departments in relation to their strategic use of technology. Highly active partner Henrietta Baker advises technology start-ups, early stage companies and global players in relation to complex and often innovative IT outsourcing transactions and technology projects.