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Shoosmiths LLP

Information Technology

3 ranked lawyersBand 1MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Thriving team that draws on a wealth of expertise to handle the complete range of IT matters and represents a fine choice for clients in the financial services, retail and telecoms sectors. Particularly active on the customer side of IT procurement, although increasingly acts on the supplier side also. Advises on the development of bespoke systems as well as large outsourcings. Noted for its deep bench of solicitors with experience across a wide array of complex IT projects.

Strengths

A client says the team is "really good at communicating and keeping me in the loop."

Another client appreciates the team's "practical, tactical advice."

Work highlights

Provided full transactional counsel to Audi on the roll-out of its 'Functions on Demand'  service in the UK. This allows vehicle owners to purchase functions such as lights packages, infotainment and driver assistance systems.

Notable practitioners

Craig Armstrong is a market-leading practitioner with vast experience in technology outsourcing and procurement projects. He often acts for clients in financial services, telecoms and retail.
"He gets stuck in and is a good negotiator."

Joseph Stephenson advises customers and suppliers on the procurement of IT systems and ambitious outsourcing projects, and leads the firm's AI strategy working group.
"Brilliant - he was available whenever we needed his advice."

Nichola Jenkins is recognised for her expertise in SaaS arrangements and her work on transactions involving new technological models. She is particularly sought after by businesses in automotive and advanced manufacturing.

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Overview

Shoosmiths’ national TMT team is one of the largest dedicated practices in the UK, comprising over 20 lawyers (including 9 partners) who regularly act on high-profile TMT transactions for well-known businesses across the sector.

As you’d expect, our experienced TMT lawyers are experts at applying the ‘black letter’ law. But we don’t work in a legal bubble. In a sector where disruption, innovation and constant change are everywhere, we know what is happening on the ground.

What’s more, most of our lawyers have worked in-house. The result? We speak fluent business sense: our lawyers are not just legal experts but TMT experts. A deep knowledge of these sectors—inside and out—means that we have hands-on experience of giving focused and innovative legal advice.

Information Technology Department

Shoosmiths LLP

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Waterfront House

Waterfront Plaza

35 Station Street

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

UK

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Midlands

Information Technology


Craig Armstrong
Band 1
Joseph Stephenson
Band 4
Nichola Jenkins
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