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James Walsh, Partner, Technology and Outsourcing

James Walsh, Partner, Technology and Outsourcing, Fieldfisher

I am an expert in telecoms, technology and outsourcing projects. I help clients structure and negotiate complex commercial contracts and navigate digital regulation.

I have particular expertise in network infrastructure projects, IT and business process outsourcing, data centre projects and telecoms regulation. My experience spans across a range of sectors, including technology, financial services and energy.

Much of my focus is on helping clients get deals done in regulated markets or in respect of new technologies or services. I have a reputation of handling high value 'bet the business' projects and the value of some of the deals on which I advise extends into the billions.

I am recognised as an expert in Chambers, which says: “He thinks outside the box and delivers in-depth, practical support”. I have also been described as “a top-quality lawyer with a sharp commercial mind”,"approachable and proactive" and "very client focussed".

I regularly write and speak about emerging legal issues and I am particularly interested in the effects of digital disruption in today's marketplace. 

In my spare time I enjoy raising two young boys, doing my best to pass on my interest in rugby, cricket and percussion.