About Me

I assist companies in carrying through their digitalisation efforts and when outsourcing - focusing equally on the technical and people aspects of such projects, as well as the legal technicalities.

I specialise in outsourcing and technology projects and have worked for over 15 years in this field, after a couple of years working primarily with IP and litigation. I handle all types of matters within outsourcing and technology, from small to large, and from simpler matters to complex, cutting edge technology upgrades, including new technologies such as cloud computing, machine learning, AI, 5G, IoT, blockchain/distributed ledger technology. As part of my work on outsourcing and cloud-based agreements, I have advised on the data protection issues related to such arrangements.

I am passionate about working with people and thrive when handling complex matters with multiple stakeholders and a team to manage - across both lawyer- client and sometimes supplier teams.

I have been fortunate to work with clients across all verticals, but my main focus is on regulated sectors, primarily telco and financial services sectors and thus comprehend the peculiar regulatory aspects of dealing within these sectors.

Most of my client base is on the customer side. However, I regularly advise on the vendor side as well and in my career, I have been seconded to vendor companies.

My work is broader than typical legal services having advised on strategy, service model and deal structure, organisation of outsourced functions, procurement process strategy, and management and drafting of business cases.

My experience over the years with complex acquisitions and the maintenance thereof has given me a thorough understanding of what is essential for the client. My experience across both customer and vendor side enables me to have a view of both sides of any issue arising in contractual discussions as well as a deep understanding of the organisational challenges and roadblocks involved. On that basis, I adopt a pragmatic approach to the procurement process which together with in-depths industry knowledge and specialisation, including experience with relevant solution models, secures better results.
  • Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I was a partner at another leading law firm in Denmark. Years ago, I was seconded to Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.
  • 2015-2016 - Lead lawyer, world's first DOCSIS 3.1 Coax upgrade - nationwide upgrade and capacity outsourcing.
  • 2016: Lead lawyer for the biggest FM outsourcing in Denmark that year - scope across multiple jurisdictions.
  • 2016 -2017 Lead lawyer for two major BPO's in the Danish Insurance Market.
  • 2016-2020: Lead lawyer on contractual matters representing the Danish Bank Sector on MitID programme - Danish national ID system.
  • 2017-2018: Lead lawyer and trusted advisor for large Danish insurance company on a major (five-seven year) platform development/AD/AM programme.
  • 2018-2019: Lead lawyer and trusted advisor on a nationwide 5G mobile upgrade (incl. full swap) and 3rd generation, outcome based full scope mobile Outsourcing.
  • 2017-2020 - Lead lawyer in negotiation of financial services outsourcing rules compliant cloud deals with all the major cloud services providers, including Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, AWS, Snowflake, Earnix etc.


  • Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen (2004)
  • Exchange Programme, New York University (2003)
  • Erasmus Programme, Complutense University (2001-2002)


  • Admitted to the Danish Bar in 2007.
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Jan Ussing Andersen is a very efficient and experienced subject-matter expert within IT-contract law. A good sense of humor and good communication skills adds value to negotiations (particularly the difficult ones).

Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Especially Jan Ussing Andersen stands out as an incredibly knowledgeable and pragmatic leader in his field.

Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

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