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Sarah is a TMT partner in Dentons’ London office.

She is an experienced technology and outsourcing lawyer, advising clients in both the public and private sectors, particularly within regulated sectors, and has significant experience working on large-scale, high-profile, public sector outsourcings.

Sarah advises on all aspects of non-contentious technology and IP-related issues, including commercial contracts, software development, IT and business process outsourcing, FinTech, website development and IP licensing.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

(Next Generation Partners)

Sarah LimaDentons

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Sarah LimaDentons

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) > Fintech

Dentons acts for banks, non-traditional lenders and fintech businesses operating in the UK, advising on high-value payments and electronic money, crypto, digital banking and IT outsourcing transactions. Practice head Jonathan Garforth has expertise in the emerging and fertile regulatory landscapes of open banking, digital payments, crypto and buy now pay later products. Alison Bryce jointly leads the practice from the Glasgow office and has a particular emphasis on software development agreements as well as escrow and hosted service arrangements. Tristan Jonckheer and Sarah Lima both focus on payment services within fintech. Martin Fanning is another important name to note.

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.