Kit Burden > DLA Piper > London, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
160 Aldersgate Street

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Partner and Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s global technology sector, and also its global technology and sourcing group (which features on large scale IT and outsourcing transactions, which is Kit’s core area of personal practice). Kit typically advises on some of the largest and most complex IT and outsourcing engagements in the market; his clients include the likes of RBS, HCL Technologies, HSBC, John Lewis, TUI, Lloyds Banking Group, Wipro, Reckitt Benckiser, Infosys and Red Hat. He is widely recognised in the various legal directories as one of the foremost IT and outsourcing lawyers, and is described by clients as ‘an outsourcing guru’ and ‘a brilliant IT lawyer’.


Qualified 1993; Barlow Lyde & Gilbert 1991 – 2005; DLA Piper 2005 – present; Fellow and past Trustee of Society for Computers and Law; Member of Computer Law Group; on editorial panel for Computer Law and Security Review and for Lexis-Nexis


English and French (basic).


Society for Computers and Law Global Sourcing Association


Univesity of Southampton – First Class Degree; Guildford College of Law – First Class Pass.


Skiing and running.

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London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Hall of Fame)

Kit BurdenDLA Piper

DLA Piper has strong knowledge of the IT and telecoms sector for outsourcing projects, intellectual property matters, corporate advice and litigation. The group acts for a range of technology and telecoms service providers and technology companies and customers; it has a particular strength acting for the government and public sector clients in digitisation projects, for which Richard Bonnar is highlighted. Other areas of specialism include the financial services, retail, insurance and gaming sectors. For outsourcing projects, practice head Kit Burden stands out, while Mark O’Conor is recommended for advice on cloud computing matters. Telecoms expert Mike ConradiAnthony Day, who leads the firm’s global fintech and insurtech practice; and recently promoted partner Chloe Forster, who has particular experience in the retail sector, are also key practitioners.