I am a partner in the Tech Transaction team and Co-Head of our International Financial Services Sector Group, based in London. I advise clients on disruptive digital technology adoption including cloud computing, AI, blockchain, agile software development and open source licensing, with a particular focus on FinTech.
I am an experienced Tech Transactions/FinTech lawyer advising suppliers and customers on complex, high-value commercial contracts including outsourcing/sourcing projects, payments services agreements, SaaS agreements, strategic partnerships and white-label agreements. In addition, I regularly advise clients on 'frontier technologies' such as blockchain and AI technology procurement.
I am a Ranked Lawyer in Chambers for FinTech and I am mentioned in Who's Who Legal (Fintech).
One of the areas of my job that I find the most rewarding is developing strong relationships with people: it's important that our clients know, like and trust their lawyers. When I was a more junior lawyer I took the opportunity to get to know our clients by going on secondments in the accountancy, financial services and consultancy industries. This means I have experienced things from the client's perspective, and, as a result, I'm now regularly involved in managing client relationships and I understand the importance of advising on complex commercial and legal issues in a practical and no-nonsense way.