Adriano trained in the Commercial, Intellectual Property and Banking & Finance groups at Bird & Bird and qualified into the Commercial group in April 2008. Prior to re-training as a lawyer, Adriano gained a masters degree in electronic and electrical engineering and then worked within the aerospace industry for EADS Astrium.
Based in EADS Astrium’s Stevenage site, Adriano was a graduate electronic engineer in the Telecommunication Satellites group. He later worked in the UK Legal and Commercial group coordinating tender responses and negotiations for research and development projects under the European Space Agency’s ARTES programme.
In the Commercial group at Bird & Bird Adriano advises on a wide range of commercial matters, particularly in the communications and IT sectors. His experience includes advising on outsourcing agreements for technology and communications infrastructure, facilities management and printing services as well as procurement projects and general commercial matters, such as software licences and support agreements for multi-national clients.
Most recently, Adriano was a key member of the team advising Bird & Bird’s client on the outsource of its legacy networks to Alcatel-Lucent with responsibility for the service descriptions and governance documentation.