Catherine Bingham > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile



Catherine Bingham, partner, has specialized in advising on major technology, infrastructure and outsourcing and technology projects for over 25 years and co-leads our UK government practice.  Typically Catherine’s role includes advising on strategy, leading on drafting and negotiating the project contracts and advising on the procurement, tendering and evaluation processes. UK government clients she has worked with include UK Ministry of Defence, (multi-£bn projects for ICT infrastructure and for ships and submarines and naval base support), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (International Science & Innovation), UK Space Agency, HM Treasury, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Northern Ireland Civil Service and Department for Transport. On the private sector side, she has acted for technology suppliers and for customers in a wide range of industry sectors, including energy, transport and infrastructure, financial services, and retail. She is consistently rated as a leader in the technology and outsourcing fields. She is seen as an “excellent IT lawyer” and as “a calm and pragmatic operator” and wins plaudits for “deliverying professional advice and responding to challenges and deadlines”.

Catherine is also an intellectual property specialist with over 30 years’ experience advising on IP, IT, data, information and security issues for public and private sector clients.  She has negotiated a wide range of commercial agreements for technology, retail, energy transport and infrastructure, healthcare and media clients including research and development agreements, franchise agreements, licenses, distribution and supply and joint venture agreements. She also advises on issues arising in relation to the exploitation of intellectual property rights covering patent, know-how, trade marks, design and copyright and data protection.

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 > Public sector > Administrative and public law

The practice at Dentons is primarily dedicated to government work, with the team’s expertise spanning judicial review; competitive tendering; public procurement; environmental issues; and non-contentious advice on the powers, administrative functions, and duties of central and local bodies. The firm recently leveraged its in-depth knowledge of the financial services sector to ensure its recent successful reappointment to the Crown Commercial Service legal panel. Catherine Bingham and Christopher McGee-Osborne are the senior contacts to note.