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City partner appointment strengthens Browne Jacobsons IT sector offering

11 February 2014

Browne Jacobson has strengthened its technology sector credentials with the appointment of commercial technology partner Anthony Nagle.

Anthony joins Browne Jacobsons growing commercial team in London from Morrison & Foerster where he was an Of Counsel in its Technology Transactions Group and Global Privacy Group. Prior to this he was at the London office of US law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as an associate lawyer in its Global Technology Practice Group. He trained and qualified at DLA Piper. He will work alongside fellow IT partners Mark Snelgrove and Richard Nicholas.

Anthony has advised both global and domestic clients, including multinational companies, government departments and agencies, and startup companies on a wide range of business and technology projects and restructurings, procurements, licensing arrangements and privacy and data sharing transactions. These have included advising one of the UKs biggest mutual companies on outsourcing its IT infrastructure under new multi-sourcing arrangements involving complex operating models; advising Investec Bank in relation to a card processing outsourcing transaction involving new card products for the banks high net worth individuals and high income account holders; advising the UK Border Agency in relation to the procurement of UK visa entry services and biometric services in over 150 countries, including advising on cross border privacy compliance issues and data flow risks; advising one of the UKs biggest insurance companies on a major IT outsourcing transaction across a number of countries in the Baltic region; advising one of the UKs biggest banks in relation to the procurement and build of the banks next generation of data centre storage systems; and advising the National Policing Improvement Agency on a biometric identification and fingerprint technology outsourcing contract to police forces and other criminal justice organisations in the UK. Other clients have included the National Farmers Union Mutual Society Limited, Apple, Intel Corporation, First Citizens Bank, RSA Group, HM Revenue & Customs, Rate Validation Services, and Warner Music Group.

Browne Jacobsons IT team has seen significant growth over the past year, having been instructed on a number of large public sector IT projects and securing flagship clients Vodafone and the Government Procurement Service, amongst others.

Anthonys arrival in the firms London team follows on from the recent appointment of partner Alex Watt who joined from boutique intellectual property law firm Redd. Declan Cushley, head of commercial at Browne Jacobson, said:

"We are seeing a real demand for high quality technology advice from clients and lawyers of Anthonys calibre are few and far between. His appointment reflects the firms strategic approach to growth and its ongoing drive to build its national IP and Technology practices. Anthonys credentials of working on big ticket transactions and complex multi - jurisdictional IT projects will help to further enhance the firms IT expertise, amongst both our corporate and public sector clients. We have a clear strategic vision for our IT practice and Anthonys expertise is a real feather in our cap as we seek to grow our IT footprint further."

Anthony Nagle added:

"This is a really exciting opportunity for me. Browne Jacobson has an impressive and dynamic client portfolio and the teams recent success in the telecommunications sector and growing expertise in new markets such as cloud services means it is a really exciting time to join. Im looking forward to working with the team in London and nationally to develop the practice further in what is a very fast moving sector."

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