| 17 November 2016

The Global Sourcing Association (formerly NOA) held its annual awards ceremony in London on November 10th. More than 350 leading outsourcing service providers, advisors and buyers gathered to recognise excellence and best practice in the industry.

We are delighted to announce that Kemp Little was named as Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year, beating tough competition from a number of magic circle laws firms.

Paul O’Hare, Kemp Little’s Outsourcing lead partner said-
“As a specialist law firm, outsourcing is central to what we do. We’ve always tried to innovate and adapt our solutions to deliver what clients want from their sourcing advisors. Winning this award is a great recognition of our efforts to deliver not just legal support, but a genuinely end-to-end sourcing advisory service to clients through our sourcing consultancy practice and our investment in technology solutions.”

Kerry Hallard, CEO of the GSA UK, said –
“This was without a doubt the most competitive year ever in terms of submissions. Those who attended the awards ceremony were given the inside track on the very best examples of technology in outsourcing, but also relationship and contract management, innovation, service delivery and collaboration.”

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Vicky Cunningham, Head of Marketing and Business Development
vicky.cunningham@kemplittle.com 020 7710 1648 / 07908 862 342

Kemp Little
Cheapside House
138 Cheapside
London EC2V 6BJ www.kemplittle.com

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| 01 November 2016

Kemp Little, the leading technology and digital law firm has reached an agreement with ENTIQ to become a founding member and the exclusive law firm partner of Plexal, a new Innovation Centre based at Here East, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

As Europe’s largest innovation centre of its kind, initially covering 68,000 sq ft of space, Plexal will provide a wide range of services including practical intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship education courses, a state-of-the-art testing and prototyping lab, acceleration and incubation programmes, events, networking opportunities and a range of funding alternatives. With an initial focus on technology innovation applied to sports, wellbeing, fashion and mobility, the centre will have capacity for 800 members, becoming the home for corporates and startups that are designing and creating the connected products that will improve our lives.

Kemp Little’s managing partner David Williams said “As a specialist technology law firm it is part of our DNA to stay at the forefront of evolving areas of technology; the partnership with Plexal helps us to do just that. Supporting this initiative and becoming a founding member of the Plexal community is an important part of our commitment to play our part in keeping London as Europe’s pre-eminent technology hub. We are tremendously excited to support the growth journeys of the tech companies who will become part of this community.”

Claire Cockerton, CEO of the Plexal, said: “The start-ups based in our centre will all be focused on creating and cultivating the game-changing products of the future. To turn these into successful businesses they need support from professional services experts in vital fields like legal advice, which is why our partnership with Kemp Little is so important. As an expert in legal support to technology firms, Kemp Little will help our centre’s members protect and commercialise their IP as they grow; access to this sort of expertise is just one part of the suite of services we’ll be offering.”

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Vicky Cunningham, Head of Marketing and Business Development
vicky.cunningham@kemplittle.com 020 7710 1648 / 07908 862 342

Kemp Little
Cheapside House
138 Cheapside
London EC2V 6BJ
Kemplittle.com

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| 21 September 2016

In this webinar we will discuss the maturing cloud market (where it is rapidly becoming the default IT solution) – and the development and maturing of the associated cloud related legal issues. Areas that we will explore include:

• the latest data privacy and financial services regulatory positions on the use of the cloud;
• the challenges that contracting for this offering brings; and
• how legal professionals should approach advising both customer and suppliers of cloud solutions.

This will webinar will run from 12.00-12.30 and will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A with our experts, Andrew Joint, Nicola Fulford, Ed Baker and Lee Rubin.

To register, please click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1274885209022498564

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Dispute resolution | 06 September 2016

Kemp Little announces the appointment of Mark Lewis as a partner in its IP & Technology Disputes Group.

Mark’s appointment boosts the firm’s dispute resolution capability following the appointment of technology disputes specialist partner Vicky Cooper in December 2015. The 11 strong team works closely with the firm’s market-leading commercial technology group.

Mark specialises in outsourcing, IP and technology disputes and acts for both suppliers and buyers. He has been involved in disputes relating to some of the largest and most complex IT projects in the world.

Mark said “I’m delighted to be joining Kemp Little where outsourcing and technology are at the core of the practice. They are recognised for their excellence in those areas and they embrace providing legal services in new and innovative ways.”

Paul Garland, head of the IP and Technology Disputes team at Kemp Little said “Mark’s arrival, further strengthening the IP & Technology disputes group, is fantastic news and we are excited to add his deep expertise and undoubted quality to the growing team. Helping our clients resolve IT & IP related disputes is a core part of the firm’s strategy to support its clients in all areas where technology increasingly has a major impact”.

Mark joins from Penningtons Manches, where he was Head of the Technology Disputes Group.

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Vicky Cunningham, Head of Marketing and Business Development
vicky.cunningham@kemplittle.com  020 7710 1648 / 07908 862 342

Kemp Little
Cheapside House
138 Cheapside
London EC2V 6BJ
Kemplittle.com

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 27 May 2016

Kemp Little is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Wright as a partner in its Commercial Technology team.

Emma specialises in telecoms, technology and regulation. She has a particular interest in issues relating to how emerging technologies affect the telecoms sector, such as the connected devices, the Internet of Things and mobile payments. [Continue Reading]

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 28 April 2016

“The inexorable shift from simple digitization (the Third Industrial Revolution) to innovation based on combinations of technologies (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) is forcing companies to re-examine the way they do business. The bottom line, however, is the same: business leaders and senior executives need to understand their changing environment, challenge the assumptions of their operating teams, and relentlessly and continuously innovate.”  Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum [Continue Reading]

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 05 January 2016

Kemp Little is delighted to announce the appointment of Tania Williams as a partner in its Commercial Technology group.

Tania advises on a broad range of technology-based transactions with a particular focus on both customer and supplier-side IT, BP and communications outsourcing and complex procurement.

Commercial Technology group head Calum Murray said “We are delighted to bring Tania into the firm.  She brings with her a wealth of specialist sourcing legal and industry knowledge.  Her arrival further deepens the expertise we have in supporting clients on all sourcing projects, a key part of our business.

“I am very excited to be joining the team and am looking forward to the opportunities made available through Kemp Little’s position as the leading specialist technology law firm,” said Tania.

Tania’s arrival adds to the senior strategic hires Kemp Little has announced in recent months, including Marian Bloodworth(Employment partner), Vicky Cooper (Technology Disputes partner) and Susan Biddle (Commercial Technology consultant), to bolster the firm’s ability to support its clients in areas where technology has a rapidly growing impact.

Tania joins from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 01 December 2015

Kemp Little is delighted to announce the appointment of Vicky Cooper as a partner in its IP & Technology Disputes Group.

Vicky will work closely with the firm’s market-leading commercial technology team, bolstering the firm’s IT dispute resolution capability.

Vicky specialises in helping both suppliers and customers in the technology sector to resolve their disputes. She has extensive experience of high value IT litigation and arbitration addressing complex technical and commercial issues.

“I am looking forward to being part of the unique opportunity that Kemp Little presents as the leading specialist technology firm and to concentrate on growing high quality relationships in a rapidly developing TMT practice,” said Vicky Cooper.

Paul Garland, head of the IP and Technology Disputes team at Kemp Little said “We’re thrilled that Vicky’s joining us to focus on complex IT dispute resolution. She has a fantastic reputation and outstanding experience in helping clients navigate their way through distressed IT projects. Her hire is an important part of ensuring that we continue to have the specialist expertise to service our clients fully on all aspects of their IT commercial arrangements. This is a key strategic hire aligning with the firm’s core focus on all aspects of commercial technology.”

A number of strategic hires have been announced in recent months, including Marian Bloodworth and Susan Biddle, to bolster the firm’s ability to support its clients in areas where technology has a rapidly growing impact.

Vicky joins from Pinsent Masons.

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 15 March 2016

Cyber security is a business imperative, and the reason is simple: the impact of a security breach can be severe. Any approach to cyber security must address each group that has access to the systems and data of a business, such as its customers, providers, affiliates and employees. This article is focused on the cyber security risks for a business when contracting with its service providers. [Continue Reading]

Technology, Media and Telecoms | 01 March 2012

Saturday 28 January saw the annual Data Privacy Day1 once again upon us – an annual effort to alert the world to the importance of data protection, which, to date, has had varying degrees of success. Except this year it feels a little different – between the PlayStation Network being hacked2 , the Leveson enquiry3, the current cookie law ‘hiatus’4, and even the public response to Google’s new unified privacy policy5 – it seems your average data subject actually is paying attention in 2012.

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