Going digital: where is our data? - Bird & Bird partner Ed Cooke participates in New Statesman roundtable discussion on the UK datacentre industry



Bird & Bird partner Ed Cooke recently participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the New Statesman, which examined the role of data centres in the UK.

Ed was joined by key figures within the data centre industry as well as members of parliament as they discussed issues around security, privacy, energy supply, power consumption and a looming skills shortage.

The New Statesman have created a supplement which acts as a beginner’s guide to datacentres, including a "jargon buster" section providing essential definitions with a view to demystifying the process.

Read Ed's views and the full supplement here:


Bird & Bird Data Centres

Bird & Bird has been advising on data centre and IT infrastructure projects for over two decades, working with developers, investors, operators, suppliers and end users. We provide expert commercial and legal advice at all stages of the data centre project lifecycle.

We advise in relation to the planning (including country selection), acquisition, development, commissioning and operation of data centre and IT infrastructure projects.

We are widely regarded as the market leading law firm operating in this complex area and have significant experience of advising international clients on a range of domestic and cross border projects. We do not believe that it is enough for a lawyer to simply understand his or her legal practice specialism. There are many interdependencies, so drafting, negotiation and advice on one part of the project must always be considered in the overall context. We offer that joined up service to our data centre clients.