Alistair Maughan

Alistair Maughan

Education

Leicester University (LL.B., 1984)
College of Law, Chester (LSF, 1985)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales
New York

Alistair delivers commercial contracts and technology-based projects for major companies and public sector organizations. He advises on:

  • Commercial licensing and sales contracts
  • Service-based outsourcing transactions
  • Technology delivery models, such as cloud and as-a-service platforms
  • Contracts for the supply and acquisition of technology equipment
  • Services and software
  • Agency and distribution contracts
  • Issues and contracts related to e-commerce
  • Drafting, negotiating, and advising on technology contracts and issues

He advises on the deployment of new technology platforms involving, for example, the internet of things, AI and machine-learning, and blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

He also has many years of experience of working alongside our corporate lawyers on the IP, technology and ongoing transitional services aspects of some of the largest technology sector M&A transactions in recent years.

In recognition of his deep knowledge in this area, Alistair is recommended in leading independent guides to the legal profession, including Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers UK, and Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom and Euromoney’s Expert Guides. Clients comment that he “brings common sense to the negotiating table” and “enjoys an excellent reputation as an outsourcing expert and for his deep experience in a wide range of technology issues.”

Alistair is currently Co-Managing Partner of the London office and a member of the Technology Transactions Group and the Global Sourcing Group.

Autodesk
Advising Autodesk, a global software provider, on the IP, technology and on-going transitional services of various UK acquisitions. (2013)


AIG
Advising AIG Europe on a wide range of commercial and technology agreements. (2010 onwards)


HM Revenue and Customs
For over a decade, we have advised HM Revenue & Customs, the UK's central taxing authority, on its high-profile technology outsourcing arrangement, including its outsourcing re-procurement exercise, the integration of diverse outsourcing contracts and the re-negotiation of outsourcing contracts.


Home Office, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department of Health
Advising these 3 UK government departments on issues associated with their multi-billion pound contracts with Airwave Services for the provision of emergency mobile radio coverage across the emergency services in the UK. (1996; and on-going)


Intel
Advising Intel on the IP, technology and on-going transitional services aspects of various acquisitions. (2013)


ITworx
Advising ITWorx, Egypt’s largest software company, on various projects, including tax issues and its UK contracts. (2011; and on-going)


lastminute.com
Advising lastminute.com on outsourcing and IT contracts (2013)


Phoenix Group
Advising UK-based insurance company Phoenix Group on its outsourcing relationships (2010; and onwards)


Telenor
Advising Telenor, the Norwegian state telco, on various projects, including its programme of managed services outsourcing; an e-payment gateway; and agreements relating to the provision of software and systems. (2013)


UK Border Agency
We advised the UK Border Agency on its initial £297 million business process outsourcing contract, and the subsequent re-tendering of those outsourced arrangements and transition to new service providers. Services in scope include the establishment of physical visa applications centres; provision of information services; and the secure transmission of all visa applicant details.  Over 200 countries are in-scope to receive services. This project won the award for "e-Government excellence" at the e-Government National Awards. (2007; and ongoing)


Autodesk
Advising Autodesk, a global software provider, on the IP, technology and on-going transitional services of various UK acquisitions. (2013)


AIG
Advising AIG Europe on a wide range of commercial and technology agreements. (2010 onwards)


HM Revenue and Customs
For over a decade, we have advised HM Revenue & Customs, the UK's central taxing authority, on its high-profile technology outsourcing arrangement, including its outsourcing re-procurement exercise, the integration of diverse outsourcing contracts and the re-negotiation of outsourcing contracts.


Home Office, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department of Health
Advising these 3 UK government departments on issues associated with their multi-billion pound contracts with Airwave Services for the provision of emergency mobile radio coverage across the emergency services in the UK. (1996; and on-going)


Intel
Advising Intel on the IP, technology and on-going transitional services aspects of various acquisitions. (2013)


ITworx
Advising ITWorx, Egypt’s largest software company, on various projects, including tax issues and its UK contracts. (2011; and on-going)


lastminute.com
Advising lastminute.com on outsourcing and IT contracts (2013)


Phoenix Group
Advising UK-based insurance company Phoenix Group on its outsourcing relationships (2010; and onwards)


Telenor
Advising Telenor, the Norwegian state telco, on various projects, including its programme of managed services outsourcing; an e-payment gateway; and agreements relating to the provision of software and systems. (2013)


UK Border Agency
We advised the UK Border Agency on its initial £297 million business process outsourcing contract, and the subsequent re-tendering of those outsourced arrangements and transition to new service providers. Services in scope include the establishment of physical visa applications centres; provision of information services; and the secure transmission of all visa applicant details.  Over 200 countries are in-scope to receive services. This project won the award for "e-Government excellence" at the e-Government National Awards. (2007; and ongoing)


Alistair Maughan is a highly regarded commercial lawyer with recommendations in Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers UK, Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Euromoney’s Expert Guides leading independent guides to the legal profession. Chambers UK awarded Mr. Maughan the top ranking for both Outsourcing and Information Technology, commenting that he “brings common sense to the negotiating table.” Other guides note that Mr. Maughan is “the best outsourcing lawyer ever when it comes to acting for the customer end of the market” and “absolutely excellent when it comes to advising customers on public sector projects.

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