Tim Roughton, Of Counsel, is based in the London office of Morrison & Foerster and is a member of the Technology Transactions Group and the Global Sourcing Group.
Mr. Roughton has over eleven years of experience advising on a wide range of non-contentious technology matters, including outsourcing transactions, information technology (IT) procurement, software licensing and development, and e-commerce. The primary focus of his practice is technology and business processing outsourcing. He has acted for both suppliers and customers in a number of high-profile outsourcing transactions in the financial services, life and pensions, airline, and public sectors.
Mr. Roughton drafts and negotiates various IT services agreements, hardware and software development agreements, software licences, and maintenance and support agreements. He also advises small and medium-sized enterprises on internet startup and data protection issues.
Mr. Roughton is recognised by Chambers UK as a leading individual for Information Technology law, noting that he is "the best of both worlds; he has the intellectual and technical capabilities, together with a tough negotiation style".
Mr. Roughton received a Masters in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford in 1995 and graduated from the College of Law, Chester with a CPE in 1996 and an LPC in 1997. He qualified as a solicitor in 1999.