Recognised as a "rising star" (Legal 500), Howard is a technology lawyer who advises on outsourcings, fintech and technology transactions as well as data protection, privacy and cyber security. His work is often in the context of business critical projects and digital transformations. A focus of Howard's practice is the financial services sector and his clients include major financial institutions and technology companies. He has previously spent 12 months on secondment to a FTSE 250 wealth management company. Howard's day-to-day work includes:

  • Outsourcings, fintech, software licensing/development, cloud computing, IT professional services and the tech/data aspects of M&A deals.
  • Data protection audits and risk assessments (i.e. DPIAs and LIAs), international data transfers and data processing/sharing arrangements.
  • Cyber security contracts (e.g. for penetration testing, threat assessments and security operations services) and information security policies.

He is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and sits on their working groups for outsourcing and data protection.

Legal 500 Rising Star

 

Experience

  • Longstanding adviser to one of the UK's largest financial advice networks on the strategically important cloud outsourcing of its adviser technology

  • Advised a leading international edtech company on its software licensing and data protection terms from a UK perspective

  • Longstanding adviser to a FTSE 250 wealth management company on its digital transformation and the re-platforming of its core IT systems

  • Helped a major financial institution to establish its penetration testing and threat assessment environments, and negotiated related contracts

  • Supported a leading US software company on the tech and data aspects of its acquisition of a UK fintech company

  • Advised one of the UK's largest insurers on the digital transformation of its equity release business, and negotiated the main cloud outsourcing

  • Advising major financial institutions, digital businesses and technology companies in relation to their GDPR compliance programmes