Roger Bickerstaff, co-head of Bird and Bird’s market-leading International Information Technology Group, has been confirmed as Chair of the Society for Computers
Society for Computers and Law
The SCL is a charitable body which is the leading UK organisation for legal professionals advising and practicing within the IT sector. SCL membership extends across the globe. Its mission is to establish a community for lawyers who understand IT and the related legal and business practice issues and provides thought leadership, best practice, education and standards in these areas.
SCL provides a forum for exchanging information about the challenges facing lawyers working in the IT sector. It provides members with the opportunity to examine these matters and take a proactive approach to them.
Roger is an internationally regarded IT lawyer, acting as a trusted advisor on some of the most complex and innovative IT projects. With over 20 years experience he advises on all aspects of information technology and EU procurement law. His project work focuses on large-scale infrastructure contracts, including contract negotiation and procurement procedures, contract management issues and dispute resolution.
Roger commented, "I am very excited to be taking over the Chairmanship of the SCL, following on from the sterling work of Clive Davies and his predecessor, Bill Jones. The SCL provides a vibrant community for IT lawyers which I aim to build on and to reinforce on an international basis. Also, the SCL should increasingly provide a voice for the sound development of IT law, both in the commercial field but also in areas, such as social media usage, which impact all of us on a day-to-day basis. The SCL's extensive membership has a wealth of talent to give direction to this sound development".
Over the last two decades Bird & Bird has built an unrivalled understanding of the Information Technology sector, working with developers, distributors and suppliers of technology systems and services.
The latest edition of Chambers Global ranks Bird & Bird as the leading information technology and communications law firm in Europe and amongst the top five globally. While the Legal 500 directory currently ranks Bird & Bird as a top tier firm in Belgium, China, Finland, France, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain as well as the UK. This cross-border strength in depth ensures our clients receive a consistently high level of service from our international team of experts.