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Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
2
Information Technology
12 Years Ranked
2
Outsourcing
9 Years Ranked
3
Telecommunications
10 Years Ranked

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Provided by Toby Crick

Practice Areas

Toby is a partner in Bristows' IT & digital team. He advises on and negotiates commercial, technology and outsourcing agreements. He has expertise in working with clients to help them manage and structure complex deals and is recognised for his work on digital transformation, software and telecoms projects.

Toby's work is primarily focused on technology, communications and outsourcing projects where he has acted on both the client and supplier side in sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and life sciences. Toby also advises on other complex commercial transactions and he has expertise on deals involving the use and exploitation of technology and intellectual property.

Toby's recent work includes international outsourcing deals (covering North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific operations), innovative “alt-net” fibre broadband rollouts in the UK, and 'digital transformation' projects (covering matters as diverse as procuring software and services to ensuring that new apps enabled by such projects comply with relevant regulatory requirements).

Toby has also gained in-depth experience of advising clients on procurement strategies and has spent time in-house with a large IT services company, an international telecommunications provider, and a mobile telecommunications company.

Career

BA (Hons) Economics and Politics, University College London

Qualified 1999

Partner 2009

Chambers Review

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Information Technology - London (Firms)
2
Band 2

Toby Crick advises IT and telecommunications system providers and blue-chip corporates on all manner of technology-driven commercial and corporate transactions.
"He's very smart and quick to process requests, he's up to date on changes in the law and he's a skilled negotiator." "Toby Crick is a very good all-round adviser and he tries to put his clients first."


Outsourcing - UK-wide
2
Band 2

Toby Crick is well known for his expertise in IT outsourcing. He acts for clients in the energy, financial services and telecommunications sectors.
"Toby has really good commercial sense, and he's really good at scoping out and understanding the complexity of an issue, and whether or not we need to dedicate resources to it."


Telecommunications - UK-wide
3
Band 3

Toby Crick is a recognised telecoms practitioner who handles both regulatory and transactional mandates. He is especially well regarded for providing expert commercial advice to regulatory authorities.
"He is good at building relationships, has good contacts in the industry and has the right level of legal and commercial skills."

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