Law firm bolsters national TMT practice with hire of technology projects partner

Law firm Browne Jacobson, which has offices in Birmingham and Nottingham, has further expanded its technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice with the appointment of specialist IT projects partner Kay Chand.

Chand’s appointment follows the appointment of partner Khalid Ghazi in May and will support the firm’s commitment to deliver strategic digital transformation projects across key sectors including financial services and health.

Chand, who joins the firm from DAC Beachcroft, brings with her over 15 years’ experience of advising on complex/critical change and business transformation programmes including digital transformation projects.

She is an end to end technology specialist, having advised on some of the most novel or complex transactions including the procurement of ERP systems, financial and accounting systems, policy administration systems and back office systems including solutions involving blockchain technologies, agile contracting methodologies and cross border transactions. She has worked with a range of clients in the financial services and central government sectors, working alongside key decision makers to provide commercially pragmatic advice to enable clients to meet their objectives.
The firm’s technology practice has clients in the health, government, financial, retail and automotive sectors.

The broader team advises on large scale, business critical IT projects, complex technology based patent litigation cases and multi-jurisdictional data protection and privacy transactions and disputes.

Declan Cushley, partner and head of the firms TMT Group at Browne Jacobson,said: “Kay is a highly regarded commercial and innovative technology expert who I am delighted to welcome to the thirteen partner strong team.

“Her specialist expertise in handling high profile complex IT projects together with her wealth of experience of working with a number of our key sectors are a great fit for the firm and our wider commercial practice.”

Chand added: “I am delighted to be joining Browne Jacobson’s market leading technology practice. The firm is known for its commercial business acumen, its strong client portfolio and its high-quality legal advice so I am looking forward to becoming a part of its impressive make up and utilising my experience to continue to deliver a tailored and solution orientated client service.”

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