Scott Singer > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Technology, commercial contracts, data protection, intellectual.


Scott is the Head of Dentons’ Corporate and Commercial division. He focuses on commercial contracts, IT and data privacy law and is directory-ranked in all of these areas. Scott is particularly well known for his work in the retail sector, where he advises a number of the UK’s best known names on the high street.

Scott is ranked in Chambers 2017 as a leading practitioner for commercial contracts, which recognizes he “has considerable experience across a range of commercial matters. He has a reputation for handling strategically significant large-scale agreements for market-leading and brand-name clients.” Scott has acted for many household names on large-scale commercial deals involving supply of goods and services, joint ventures, distribution agreements, transportation, logistics, marketing agreements, design and manufacturing agreements and consultancy agreements.

Scott is a member of Dentons’ Band 1-ranked IT and Telecoms team, with an emphasis on IT, outsourcing, payments transactions, software law and the exploitation of databases. He was previously a computer programmer and draws on this background alongside 20 years’ experience advising in this field to enable him to share with his clients not just technical knowledge but also insight into what is contractually achievable in the market. Scott focuses especially closely on deals involving payments, cloud services, Software as a Service (SaaS), agile development and deals with major technology vendors and has a keen understanding of current market positions. He is also very experienced in deals for major projects and IT outsourcings.

Scott has particular capabilities in data privacy law and is one of the partners in Dentons’ Band 1-ranked team. He has advised numerous data controllers and data subjects on all aspects of data privacy, including GDPR compliance, data breach, cyber risk, global data transfers, customer data and consents, data sharing, sale and purchase of databases, subject access rights, employee monitoring and data protection policies. Scott is recognized in directories “for his focus on practical solutions” (Legal 500 2017).


The Law Society; INTA; LES; British Computer Society and its Special Interest Group on business information systems.


University of Manchester (1993 BA (Econ) Honours in Economics and Political Theory); College of Law, London (1994 Common Professional Examination); College of Law, London (1995 Legal Practice Course); 1997 Admitted as a solicitor; University of Strathclyde (1999 LLM in IT and Telecoms Law (with distinction)).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

(Leading individuals)

Scott SingerDentons

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 > Retail and consumer

(Leading individuals)

Scott SingerDentons

Dentons fields a sizeable multidisciplinary team, which handles the full spectrum of retail work include outsourcings, commercial contracts, real estate issues, privacy and cybersecurity matters, franchising work and dispute resolution. The practice utilises its global presence to advise clients both locally and internationally. Derek McCombe heads up the practice from the Glasgow office; his experience extends across 15 years’ and includes advising clients on international corporate and commercial matters. Scott Singer is well regarded for his advice to high-profile high street clients such as Marks and Spencer, John Lewis Partnership and Sainsbury’s; his particular specialisms include handling commercial contracts, IT issues and privacy work. In a recent highlight, Anna Copeman represented American Eagle Outfitters before the High Court, in proceedings pertaining to a claim concerning passing off and breach of contract. James Batham joined the practice from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP – where he led the retail and consumer sector teams – in mid-2022.