Technology and outsourcing

“Blake Morgan has experience on procurement issues for some of the largest IT and technology projects in Wales. ”

The Legal 500 UK 2015

“Blake Morgan were on point from the very start and fully supportive. I'd definitely recommend them, on both a personal and a professional basis.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016
Blake Morgan's Technology and Outsourcing group is ranked across the South East, in London and Wales for its excellent, commercially focused service and industry knowledge.

Main areas of practice 

We are technology-focused lawyers who help clients achieve their commercial objectives.  We advise across the whole range of technology and outsourcing including:

  • Cloud computing
  • App development and exploitation
  • Business process outsourcing 
  • Software as a service
  • Software and technology procurement
  • Ecommerce advice
  • IT outsourcing, offshoring and near-shoring
  • Telecommunications
  • Data protection. 

Through our international networks including euroITcounsel and TAGlaw we have a global reach.

We are particularly well known for our work in the financial services sector, recruitment and resourcing, devolved government and the public sector in Wales, and in supporting growing technology businesses through our work in Tech City in London, and with the software and technology ventures community in Oxford and the South East.

Clients 

We act for technology-rich businesses in London, the South East, Wales and internationally.  Ranging from fast growing start-ups to established players and leading charities to major corporates.  We have acted for many of our clients over a number of years as trusted advisers. 

Clients come to us and stick with us because we understand their businesses and the technology sector, always seeking to solve issues rather than creating them.  Our clients include:

  • IBM United Kingdom
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • 4GEN
  • International Financial Data Services
  • Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories

and a number of major banks and financial institutions, utility companies, professional service consultancies, public bodies and educational institutions.

Significant experience 

An example of recent help we have given to clients includes:

  • Acting for a major global investment bank on the outsourcing of business processes to India and China, and advising on IT outsourcings to India and within the UK.  The value of each transaction varying from £10 million to £50 million.
  • Advising ATG Media (a leading specialist e-commerce platform) in connection with its acquisition of US company Bidspotter, where we worked alongside our client's US counsel.
  • Advising a new UK bank on a mortgage administration outsourcing – this included working with our financial services regulatory team on SYSC and FCA requirements.
  • Acting for IBM in successfully defending a claim by the London Borough of Southwark concerning the supply and implementation of an MDM system which Southwark alleged was not of satisfactory quality and unfit for purpose.
  • Advising a water utility company on the build, implementation and licensing of a new CRM and customer billing system.
  • Advising one of the UK's largest ferry operators on the build, implementation and licensing of a new customer booking system – this included advising on the exiting of incumbent suppliers.
  • Using the competitive dialogue procedure, advising on the largest superfast broadband infrastructure project in Europe of 2012.
  • Using competitive dialogue procedure, advising on roll out of payment cards, including associated payment card system for the entire Welsh public sector.
  • Advising on the first distributed super computer system in Europe, procured under the competitive dialogue procedure, together with subsequent upgrades to it.
  • Advising NWIS, the Welsh equivalent of UK Government’s Connecting for Health, in respect of several major projects rolling out IT and communications systems across the NHS in Wales.

Additional expertise

We also advise on complex transborder and online privacy issues and regularly advise on consumer-related issues – online terms, and advertising compliance.  Our lawyers also provide services to technology start-ups working in conjunction with various technology hubs in London, South Wales, Oxford and the South East.

“I've been very happy - they provide good legal advice in a commercial context.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2015

“Blake Morgan LLP has a premier IT and outsourcing practice.”

The Legal 500 UK 2014

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