Henrietta Baker > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
ONE FLEET PLACE
LONDON
EC4M 7WS
England

Work Department

Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT)

Position

Henrietta is a partner in and Head of Dentons’ Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT) practice for the UK, Ireland and Middle East.

Henrietta leads one of the strongest and largest specialist TMT practices with 15 partners and more than 90 lawyers, legal professionals and business services personnel based in London, Milton Keynes, Glasgow and Dublin. The team provides strategic counsel to some of the largest global businesses, advising on high-value projects and matters, many of which are critical to ongoing business operations and future strategic growth. Henrietta specializes in advising on technology and telecoms transactions, strategic sourcing and commercial contracts, with particular strengths in the energy, technology, aviation, manufacturing and financial services sectors.

Drawing on a strong background of cutting-edge deals, Henrietta brings a wealth of experience to advising clients on legal strategy, policy and negotiation, supporting companies at all levels of the technology ecosystem, as well as non-technology companies procuring solutions. In particular, she has extensive experience in advising on communications procurement, ERP implementation, system integration, software development, cloud services (including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), cybersecurity, AI, IoT, e-commerce, application development and maintenance, and networks projects. In addition, she regularly advises on a large number of diverse commercial arrangements, including global distribution arrangements, transitional services arrangements, business process outsourcing, manufacturing contracts, arrangements for payment technologies and concession agreements.

Career

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2009

Education

BPP Law School, 2006, LPC

BPP Law School, 2005, GDL

University of East Anglia (UEA), 2004, BSc, Business Management (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

(Next Generation Partners)

Henrietta BakerDentons

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

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Henrietta BakerDentons

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.