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 2017, I am described as "experienced and knowledgeable", 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.
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 2018 says I am "well known for my work on major projects for infrastructure, financial services and telecoms clients. Clients say: "He is very skilled and extremely pleasant to work with."
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.