John Worthy, Partner, Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy
Building on many years' experience, I am proud to be recognised as a leading adviser on technology, outsourcing, telecommunications and satellite/space transactions internationally, working particularly on business-critical procurement and outsourcing projects and major technology infrastructure transactions.
I am always keen to help my clients to launch or enhance their businesses and maximise their competitive advantage, using leading edge sophisticated technologies and communications systems and devices. Working across all industry sectors, my experience includes a particular focus on banking and financial services, transport, retail and telecoms businesses.
I am delighted to have been acknowledged by the independent directories of lawyers (including the Legal 500 and Chambers) as one of the leading advisers in my field since 1996. According to the Legal 500, my 'drive and insight is precisely what is often necessary in transactional engagements', while Chambers comments that clients regard me a 'much sought-after adviser in matters relating to major technology projects and outsourcings'.
In one recent landmark transaction, I advised the Azerbaijan government and its space agency, Azercosmos, on the procurement, launch and financing of its first satellite, Azerspace 1, which was successfully launched in 2013.
Among other highlights, I advised a major UK bank on its global outsourcing venture for electronic trade finance services with another international financial institution.
Accolades include winning the International Law Office award as UK telecom lawyer 2010, the Corporate Live Wire title as Space Transactions UK Lawyer of the Year 2014 and Finance Monthly's Dealmaker of the Year 2013 and 2015.
Chambers UK 2015 says I am "able to really understand when we need a light touch or when it's something important that might need more scrutiny"
I am a regular speaker and commentator on my chosen specialist areas.
Having worked in both France and Germany, I speak both these languages fluently.
Outside work, I enjoy hiking and skiing, when time allows.