Paddy Dwyer > DLA Piper > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
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North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Liverpool

(Rising stars)

Paddy DwyerDLA Piper

DLA Piper advises major corporates and public sector clients on transactions and commercial matters, including large-scale procurements, contracts, and cross-border deals. Sarah Bell is the key name in the Liverpool office, advising on complex commercial matters, including procurement and transactions, while national commercial head Peter Brook is another major player. Legal directors Gemma Cowap and Paddy Dwyer are noted for their leading roles on commercial work, including franchise agreements and commercial models across a variety of sectors, while senior associate Michael Hudson is an experienced transactional practitioner with expertise in M&A and private equity deals.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

DLA Piper advises major national and international clients on cloud computing, complex IT and business process outsourcing and insourcing, procurements, systems integration, and digital transformation projects, with particular strength in the payments and fintech sectors, alongside cross-border work. The team is also known for its prominent public sector practice, working on significant projects in areas such as smart ticketing for transport. Sarah Bell leads the team, focusing on large-scale public and private sector procurement. Lee Brierley advises on major outsourcing and procurement projects, including smart ticketing arrangements, and Stephen Wright is noted for his financial services expertise. Legal directors Paddy Dwyer and Gemma Cowap specialise in technology contracts and public sector procurement respectively.