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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 in Dentons’ Technology, Media and Telecoms  (TMT) practice for the UK, Ireland and Middle East. 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 ’ 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 > Industry focus > TMT

(Leading individuals)

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Dentons‘ sizeable TMT team focuses on technology transactions and software licensing issues, which it handles for both vendors and users. As of October 2021, Martin Fanning and Henrietta Baker co-lead the offering, with former practice head Andy Lucas a key contact for public sector clients in particular. Baker and Fanning both specialise in major corporate advisory work, including financing, outsourcing, and business-critical technology projects. Also noted is Sarah Lima, who was promoted to partner in May 2021.

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

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.