Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

Partner

Andrew Wilkinson is a general commercial lawyer with a particular focus on information technology matters.

As a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice, Andrew advises both suppliers and users of hardware, software, systems integration services, managed services, cloud service arrangements and technology consultancy services in relation to technology outsourcing and general systems procurement. He counsels extensively in relation to technology research and development, intellectual property rights protection and exploitation of technology and intellectual property rights, including through strategic alliances, joint ventures and reseller and partnering arrangements. Andrew also advises UK and international businesses in a range of different sectors in relation to general commercial matters, including procurement, agency and distribution arrangements, joint ventures, dispute resolution and many other day-to-day business requirements. He regularly provides the commercial, intellectual property rights and technology advice required in mergers and acquisitions and privatisations.

Andrew is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

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  • Advising a consortium of investment banks (including Barclays Bank, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, Santander, Societe Generale, UBS and UniCredit) on the establishment and formation of a not-for-profit fixed income pre-trade data information network (including establishing and negotiating development agreements with technology and infrastructure providers (and interim agreements), intellectual property assignments and the creation of access and use documents for users of the platform).
  • Advising a global advertising company in relation to the outsourcing of its voice, data and mobile communications requirements.
  • Advising a major global advertising and media organisation in relation to data storage, hardware and software procurement and its general technology services requirements around the world.
  • Advising the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in relation to the outsourcing of its visa processing and biometrics services around the world.
  • Advising a major Middle Eastern telecommunications company in relation to the design, development and build of a fibre to home and wireless access network.
  • Advising an electronic tolling company in relation to the design, development and maintenance of an e-tolling system for implementation throughout an EU member state.
  • Advising a Caribbean telecommunications company in relation to the design, build, roll-out and operation of a cellular network across a Caribbean country.
  • Advising a global outdoor advertising company in relation to various digital screen procurement arrangements with a number of major manufacturers.
  • Advising a large UK-based company in relation to the facilities management agreement in respect of its new London headquarters.
  • Representing a major supplier in relation to a UK government agency’s outsourcing of its information technology requirements.
  • Representing a global supplier in relation to a number of design, development and implementation projects in respect of large and mid-sized UK corporate entities operating in a range of industries from financial services to retail.
  • Advising a Europe-based telecommunications company in relation to the supply of SMS, WAP, MMS, location-based and i-mode services to major mobile telecommunications network providers in both the UK and Europe.
  • Advising in relation to data cleansing and processing arrangements for a large US-based data services provider with a large UK-based data provider.
  • Advising a major cable broadcaster in relation to the development and roll-out of interactive digital television across a number of countries in Europe.

Education

  • College of Law, Guildford, Law Society Finals, 1991
  • University College of Wales, LL.B., with honors, 1990

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1993

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

Languages

  • English
  • Recognised as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2016
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Commercial Contracts; IT & Telecoms

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