Commercial, outsourcing and technology

We provide focused and pragmatic legal advice that meets your commercial needs regarding issues such as the supply of goods, the provision of services and use of technology.

Our experienced team invests time with you to understand your commercial drivers and objectives so that we can tailor a contractual solution to your business.
  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Key contacts

We advise a broad range of domestic and multi-national businesses in relation to every aspect of the manufacture and supply of goods and the provision of services.

Our clients include:

  • technology and business process outsourcing solution providers
  • manufacturers
  • public sector organisations
  • banks
  • hotel groups.

We can help you with:

  • outsourcing solutions
  • technology supply, licensing and implementation
  • distribution, agency and franchise agreements
  • supply chain arrangements and procurement arrangements
  • data protection issues
  • sponsorship, marketing and advertising.

We act for companies of varying sizes, from family businesses to global corporations, including leading professional service providers, global banks, national and international manufacturers and distributors, international retailers, and software developers. 

With significant experience of major domestic and international transactions, we can provide you with innovative practical and cost effective legal support.

They are hugely competent legally, commercial in their outlook and digitally savvy. Chambers UK 2016
  • Commercial
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology
  • Data Privacy
  • Telecoms

Post Office Limited

We advise this publically owned company on a variety of commercial contracting issues.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group 

Advising on a range of commercial agreements including supplier arrangements and various standard agreements.

FIS Global

We advised on the provision of an outsourced banking platform to a UK national bank.

Chef Express

We advised on a major outsourcing contract for the supply of "on board" train catering services.

Kalibrate Technologies

We advised this high-tech data solutions provider on its managed services agreements and "SaaS" contracts.


We advised on standard agreements for the provision of technology services.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals

We advised the UK and European divisions of ARIAD on its data protection issues.

Barclays Bank

We advise the Bank on a wide range of data privacy issues, including international data transfers, data analytic projects, online marketing and data subject access rights.

Sky Network Services

Advising BSKYB's infra-structure division on key backhaul and telecommunications services agreements.

Axis Bank

Advised on a mobile payment platform for electronic transfers and in-app payments.

Dan Holland Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2108
M:  +44 7841 923 656 Email Dan | Vcard Office:  London


Tom Platts Partner

T:  +65 6622 9641
M:  +65 8233 3245 +95 94 2651 1218 Email Tom | Vcard Office:  Jakarta, Singapore, Yangon


Paul Westover Partner

T:  +852 2533 2755
M:  +852 6907 1885 Email Paul | Vcard Office:  Hong Kong

Latest news & insights

21 Dec 2020

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - December 2020

Welcome to this month’s edition of our commercial and tech update, which covers the interpretation of “goodwill”, guidance for the gaming industry and the need for fai..


15 Oct 2020

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - October 2020

This month’s edition includes guidance for businesses post-Brexit and further clarification on the court’s approach to dealing with fraudulent payments.


24 Sep 2020

From Insights

Internet of things, software audits and enforcement

Stephenson Harwood and the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) co-hosted a webinar discussing software audits; the internet of things and security issues; and enf..


04 Sep 2020

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises Oxford Biomedica on further Covid-19 vaccine deal

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised gene and cell therapy company Oxford Biomedica on a second supply agreement with AstraZeneca, to expand the manufacturing s..


06 Aug 2020

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises Civica Group on InfoFlex acquisition

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Civica, which is backed by private equity fund, Partners Group, on its acquisition of Chameleon Information Management Serv..


19 Jun 2020

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - June 2020

This month’s edition includes significant changes to a supplier’s right to terminate for a customer’s insolvency, as well as a cautionary tale on rectification.


12 May 2020

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - May 2020

This edition features a lot of information and guidance on COVID-19 developments, as well as an interesting find on a force majeure event.


13 Nov 2019

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - November 2019

This edition offers some practical steps that providers of digital services can take in the event of a no-deal, together with a cautionary tale about an automatic emai..


26 Sep 2019

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - September 2019

This edition includes a helpful update on e-signatures and a challenge to advertisers on gender stereotyping.


08 Jul 2019

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - Summer 2019

This edition includes some hope for small businesses chasing late payments and customers trying to change mobile providers.


04 Jul 2019

From Insights

Raphaels falls foul of the regulators' outsourcing requirements once again: how to avoid the regulators’ glare and what lies ahead

In November, we updated you on the FCA's decision to fine Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE £5.28 million for failing to properly oversee the insurance claims and com..


10 Jun 2019

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - May 2019

Welcome to this month's edition of our commercial and tech update, which includes three very different, but significant, cases together with an important move in the r..


02 May 2019

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - April 2019

Welcome to this month's edition of our commercial and tech update, which has a particular technology focus this month.


09 Apr 2019

From Insights

Commercial and tech update - March 2019

Welcome to this month's edition of our commercial and tech update covering the rather busy month for the European Commission, with two high-profile significant fines, ..


05 Mar 2019

From Insights

Stephenson Harwood's commercial and tech update - February 2019

Welcome to this month's edition of our commercial and tech update, covering a wide range of topics from Facebook's lacklustre approach in dealing with IP infringement ..


04 Feb 2019

From Insights

COT's top four commercial issues - January 2019

Welcome to the first edition of 2019, which covers the cost of being loyal, a crackdown on the use of gender stereotyping and a fast-food scrap.


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