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Huw Beverley-Smith, Director, Technology and Outsourcing

Huw Beverley-Smith, Director, Technology and Outsourcing, Fieldfisher

I practice in public and private sector IT procurements and outsourcings, intellectual property ownership and licensing, data protection, new media and e-commerce.

I have experience of working in the public sector, technology and communications, media and entertainment and energy sectors

I am the author of: The Commercial Appropriation of Personality (Cambridge University Press 2002) "a blueprint for the study of any area of the common law which is being radically adapted to meet new technological, economic and cultural changes” (Entertainment Law Review) (published in Mandarin for the Chinese market by Peking University Press in 2007); and Privacy, Property and Personality (with A Ohly and A Lucas-Schloetter) (Cambridge University Press 2005).

I have written a number of articles in UK and international journals including the Entertainment Law Review, Modern Law Review, and the International Review of Copyright and Competition Law, in addition to a number of industry journals and I contribute a regular column (with Simon Briskman) for Outsource magazine. I am the author of three chapters in Outsourcing Law and Practice (Law Society 2010) and was an Assistant Editor of Copinger and Skone James on Copyright (14th ed Sweet & Maxwell 1999).

I speak frequently on technology and new media issues, recent examples including presentations on: exit from outsourcing agreements at the Law Society; intellectual property ownership and exploitation to a leading global consulting services organisation; personality rights in new and converging media to major global and pan-European broadcasting companies. I also gave two papers at the Privacy and Personality Rights in Comparative Perspective conference, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Cambridge University, chaired by Lord Justice Jacob.