Susan McLean

Susan McLean


University of Leeds (LL.B., 1997)
College of Law, York (L.P.C., 1998)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Sue McLean is an Of Counsel lawyer in the London office of Morrison & Foerster and a member of the Technology Transactions Group and the Global Sourcing Group.

Sue advises on a wide range of commercial and technology matters, including outsourcing, complex technology infrastructure and digital transformation projects, cloud computing, licensing, development and distribution agreements, digital media/distribution, e-/m-commerce, intellectual property and social media. Sue has particular experience advising companies in the financial services and technology sectors.

Sue also provides support in relation to the intellectual property and technology aspects of corporate and M&A transactions and is a member of the firm’s Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice.

Sue leads MoFo’s Social Media and FinTech practices in London and is a member of the firm’s global Blockchain / Smart Contract Task Force.

Sue regularly writes about new technologies and trends such as blockchain, big data, wearable tech, the sharing economy, FinTech, cyber-security and the internet of things. Sue blogs for and the Digital Social Media Leadership Forum and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Digital Banking. She also regularly contributes to E-Commerce Law and Policy and other periodicals.

Sue is a highly regarded technology lawyer recommended by Legal 500 as “knowledgeable, professional and commercially astute”.

Sue is founder and chair of MoFo Women, MoFo's UK women's network and a member of MoFo's firmwide Women's Strategy Committee.

In 2014 Sue was nominated as a Rising Star in IP at the Euromoney 2014 European Women in Business Law Awards. Sue was also a Women in the City, Woman of Achievement Award, Finalist 2014.  In 2015, Sue was named as one of Innovate Finance’s leading women in UK’s FinTech sector and included in Innotribe's Power Women in FinTech Index. Sue was also shortlisted for the Women in the City Future Leader Award 2015.

Sue received an LLB in Law from the University of Leeds in 1997 and graduated from the College of Law, York with a distinction in 1998. She qualified as a solicitor in 2000.

Representative Matters

  • Advising one of the world’s leading technology companies on a 10-year master services agreement to provide post-trade securities processing services and related IT services to a global investment bank.
  • Advising Moody’s in connection with a services agreement with a cloud-based technology service provider.
  • Advising the provider of analytics SAAS services on its standard terms and agreements with various customers.
  • Advising NFU Mutual, the UK provider of personal, business and farming insurance in relation to a major outsourcing programme which involved replacing Atos, its incumbent provider of workplace and data centre information technology and network services with a multi-sourced solution.  This involved advising NFU Mutual on the outsourcing of workplace and data centre services to Computacenter, including developing and negotiating a series of interim agreements.

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