Alastair Mitton > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
3 TEMPLE QUAY
TEMPLE BACK EAST
BRISTOL
BS1 6DZ
England

Work Department

Commercial (IT).

Position

Alastair is a partner specialising in commercial IT and technology related matters and leads the firm’s Information Technology practice as well as its Fintech group. He has extensive experience in advising on large scale technology implementations, licensing, the use of cloud based solutions, outsourcing and development projects frequently in the financial services, insurance and telecoms sectors. Alastair also advises clients on data protection issues most commonly relating to the use and transfer of customer data (particularly in the context of the type of project referred to above) and has experience in the exploitation of intellectual property rights, particularly relating to software development, the use of open source software and websites. This also involves the support of corporate transactions in these areas, together with advising on linked transitional services arrangements.

Alastair wrote and maintains the Thomson Reuters ‘PLC’ practice note on ‘Outsourcing in the Insurance Sector’ and publishes other similar work for Lexis PSL.  He is also regularly involved in organising and speaking at Fintech related events in the UK and US.

Career

Qualified with Travers Smith 2006; associate, Travers Smith 2006; associate, Bond Pearce 2010; senior associate, Bond Pearce 2011; senior associate, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Bond Dickinson 2015; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Alastair Mitton – Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP continues to handle a high volume of instructions involving IT outsourcing transactions. The practice’s ability to act for clients in highly regulated sectors on outsourcing deals is demonstrated by its work for financial services and public sector clients, advising them on transactions involving data centres, transitions to the cloud, application maintenance and development, and cyber security services. Elsewhere, the team is engaged by clients to provide assistance on the launch of new technology products and e-commerce platforms, as well as to provide input on data sharing agreements and M&A deals involving technology companies. Alastair Mitton leads the team and has broad expertise across all these areas of IT. Gareth Jones and associate Georgie Morgan-Giles are also key names in technology procurement.

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

The digital team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP places a focus on digitalization projects, supporting clients from various sectors in which the firm has sector strengths, be it transport, financial services and insurance or the public sector. Together with Alastair Mitton, who leads the national team, Caroline Churchill heads up the team, with deep experience in technology solutions and data protection. Sarah Daun is able to advice on e-commerce requirements while associate James Cooper plays a key supporting role.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Led out of Bristol by Alastair Mitton, the team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is ‘experienced, capable, and proactive and a delight to work with‘ and employs its expertise in digitization projects, setting up e-commerce platforms, and handling issues arising out of the use of AI. Andrew Parsons handles contentious matters pertaining to software and IT services, whereas Andrew Kimble advises on projects, including outsourcing, e-commerce, and adjacent consumer protection laws. Highly active with a focus on the financial sector, Howard Duckworth counsels clients on projects pertaining to outsourcing, fintech, data protection, and cybersecurity.