Breakfast Briefing: Practical Effects of the BSkyB vs. EDS Litigation


Litigation + Dispute Resolution | Europe and Outsourcing | Europe

Morrison & Foerster
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London, England EC2Y 9AW


Lorna O'Neill
+44 20 7920 4007

A long-awaited High Court judgment could have significant implications for the IT industry, both in the United Kingdom and globally.

In finding that the initial sales process which led to a significant IT services contract involved elements of deceit, the court opened up the service provider to a huge damages exposure, way beyond the value of the contract. In the future, customers of unsuccessful IT projects may be encouraged to seek similar remedies – and IT service providers on projects partly or wholly delivered in the UK will be wary of conduct which might lead to similar massive liabilities.

Please join us for a breakfast briefing where we will discuss the practical impacts of this case with Alex Charlton QC and Matthew Lavy of 4 Pump Court, who acted for BSkyB in their claim for deceit against EDS.


  • David Skinner, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP
  • Alan Owens, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP
  • Alex Charlton QC, 4 Pump Court
  • Matthew Lavy, 4 Pump Court


8 am - Registration and Breakfast
8.30 am -10 am - Programme

To register, please email Lorna O'Neill.

This invitation is transferable and open to colleagues. There is no charge to attend this seminar.

Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP (Authorisation Number 3538/MOFO) certifies that this activity has been approved for CPD credit by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for the amount of 1.5 hour.

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