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ONE FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7WS, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7242 1212
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Fax 020 7246 7777
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Andy Lucas

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Work 020 7246 7799
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Work Department

Technology.

Position

Andy specialises in all aspects of non-contentious technology law and large scale public sector outsourcings. Prior to being a lawyer he was a software programmer and project manager so really understands the tech environment. He currently advises a number of UK government departments on large scale outsourcings, mostly in the defence and security space using the Cabinet Office's lean procurement methodology. He also advises private customers and suppliers of IT services on cutting-edge technology implementations with a particular emphasis on cyber security and cryptology.

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.


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Dentons' first-rate team includes Martin Fanning, who 'applies a commercial mindset to legal issues'. The group assists clients with the gamut of commercial contracts in areas such as retail, aviation, healthcare and energy, among others.  Scott Singer, and senior associates Tristan Jonckheer and Nicola Harding, who assisted John Lewis Partnership with negotiating a number of major commercial deals in 2017, such as its contractual joint venture with HSBC to provide John Lewis-branded personal loans to customers. On the IT front, Dan Burge and senior associate Henrietta Baker advised EDF Energy on its application maintenance and development arrangements with TCS. Andy Lucas has a strong track record in public sector outsourcing projects, and acts for a number of government departments, including the Home Office and Ministry of Defence. Babette Märzheuser-Wood and Tatiana Kruse are also recommended. The firm expanded its offering in the Scottish market in 2017 by merging with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens; the team now includes Alison Bryce and Ross Nicol, both of whom are based in Glasgow.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The 'excellent' technology and telecoms practice at Dentons is highlighted for its 'refreshing approach' and 'consistent, high quality and timely advice'. Practice head Andy Lucas is leading a team advising Transport for London on the procurement of emergency a services 4G LTE mobile communications programme. Jan Willem van den Bos heads up the telecoms team and is acting for Circle Media Labs on the launch of its pioneering internet access control platform to Sky customers. In another work highlight, the practice is advising SkyKick in a trademark dispute with Sky. Martin Fanning attracts praise for his 'hands-on approach' and 'commercial mindset' in IT matters. The group is also instructed by new clients Tesla, LG and Raytheon.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Dentons is experienced the film and TV, advertising marketing, e-sports, music, publishing and gaming, social media and interactive content sectors and is regularly instructed by global media clients on corporate and financing transactions, which utilise the firm’s global network of offices. Corporate partner Darren Acres has a focus on media sector transactions and advised ole! Media Management on its acquisition of the UK-headquartered rights management group Compact Media from Lyceum Capital; advised MTG on the sale of its African production and broadcasting business to Kwese Free TV; and also advised MTG on  the acquisition of US games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from GameStop Corp. Lee Federman advised NYX Gaming Group on its £210m super senior revolving credit and term, unitranche and accordion facilities refinancing facilities with Ares Capital. Dan Burge acted for Tribune Media Services on a procurement bid process and contractual terms for the provision of editorialisation of metadata services to the BBC. Edinburgh-based Brian Moore advised agency Troika on its merger with media management and professional services agency the James Grant Group (JGG). Acres heads the team with TMT head Andy Lucas after the departure of former media and entertainment team head Ingrid Silver to Reed Smith LLP. Jeremy Cohen is the firm’s CEO for the UK and Middle East and regularly advises media and entertainment sector clients; Anna Copeman handles IP work; and Joseph Altendorff handles M&A and corporate finance work in the sector. Alex Haffner has joined Fladgate LLP.

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