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Andrew Withers

Andrew is a technology lawyer. He has extensive experience in advising businesses on technology law, outsourcing (ITO, BPO, LPO) (both customer and supplier side), complex projects and IT governance. Before qualifying as a solicitor Andrew was an IT Systems Project Manager at Lloyds (London insurance market), a Managing Consultant at PWC and the IT Director. He is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner in Project Management, an Associate Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and a Chartered IT Professional.

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 2003 at Stephenson Harwood before joining Northgate Information Solutions plc as an in-house lawyer. In 2005 he joined the Technology Law Group practice at Field Fisher Waterhouse where he stayed for seven years, becoming a Legal Director of the Group.

Between 2012 and 2017 Andrew worked in-house at a number of blue-chip organisations such as Vodafone, WorldPay, Microsoft and Lloyds Banking Group. Since 2017 Andrew has held senior associate positions on fixed term contracts with Norton Rose Fulbright, Kemp Little, Herbert Smith Freehills and KPMG.

Examples of Andrew’s work since qualification:

  • drafting and negotiating master Telecoms agreements for large multinationals (e.g. Carlsberg, CapGemini, Novo Nordisk) for multiple products and countries;
  • drafting and negotiating a broad portfolio of contracts (Oracle, IBM, Lombard, Infosys, KCOM, Endava, RSS) to support a new technology platform;
  • drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, transitional services agreements, BPO, ITO equipment and licences;
  • negotiating a range of system integration contracts for the provision of voice and CTI projects;
  • drafting and negotiating a major global outsourcing contract for BP;
  • negotiating and drafting complex changes to a global private cloud contract with T-Systems (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS);
  • drafting and negotiating source code licence and master services agreement for M&S;
  • supporting Microsoft’s UK sales team for marketing agreements, incentive agreements, on-site licences and cloud services (Azure, CRM and O365);
  • supporting a major business transformation programme with IBM, responsible for: contract negotiations; complex change requests and dispute resolution;
  • advising a London County Council on an IT contract dispute;
  • drafting and negotiating BPO agreements for a global insurance company;
  • advising a public utility on contracting for agile software development;
  • acting for Ocado in a global supply agreement for data centre infrastructure.


Contact Andrew Withers

Tel: +44 (0) 203 637 6374

Email: [email protected]

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