David Berry re-joins AG as a partner from Stephenson Harwood on 1 May, and brings a specific focus on large technology and outsourcing projects.

He has acted on behalf of both purchasers and suppliers of IT products and services, with a particular focus on those operating in the financial services, life sciences, retail and rail sectors. In recent years he has led on two rail franchise smart ticketing projects and a major software and licensing dispute.

David was ranked a 'Rising Star' by The Legal 500 in its 2021 list of top lawyers for his work in relation to a number of high-profile IT projects with suppliers, such as SAP, Microsoft, HP and Oracle. He is also a London committee member of the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) and was recently recognised as an SCL accredited IT lawyer.

Michael Lowry, Partner, and Head of the Commercial practice at Addleshaw Goddard, said: 

"The technology market is extremely buoyant at the moment with a number of sectors exploring   opportunities that come with more advanced and efficient IT systems. This, coupled with the increasing board-level appreciation of cyber-risks makes this an exciting time to work in this area. We are delighted to welcome David back to AG. He brings a wealth of experience of technology transformation projects and will form part of our continued strategic growth in technology, both nationally and internationally as we continue to build on notable successes in recent years. "