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London Office Launches Outsourcing Practice With Hiring of Special Counsel


LONDON, February 7, 2013
– Baker Botts’ London office launched its London-based Outsourcing practice today with the hiring of Alex Mason as Special Counsel. Mason has built an extensive legal career during the past 20 years by specialising in complex technology and sourcing transactions, both in-house and in private practice.

With Mason’s hiring, the London office’s new practice area strengthens the firm’s current offerings both here and in the U.S., where Baker Botts has a well-established Outsourcing practice.

“Alex joining the London office continues our commitment to build our base of operations in the UK and across Europe to address the growing client demand for the highest quality of counsel on complex legal issues across a wide range of practices,” said Steven A. Wardlaw, Partner in Charge of Baker Botts’ London office.

Mason, who joined Baker Botts from Baker & McKenzie, advises buyers and service providers on major outsourcing, technology and systems integration agreements in many industries, including technology, professional services, government, resources, financial services, telecommunications and media. Prior to that assignment, Mason was director of Legal Services for Outsourcing at Accenture where he led a team providing legal and commercial support on complex outsourcing and technology projects in the EMEA region.

In addition to launching its Outsourcing practice, during the past year the London office has expanded its technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sector team in other areas.

“We have grown our TMT team to 10, comprised of corporate, transactional, commercial and IP lawyers,” Wardlaw said. “Since the TMT practice was launched in 2011, it has completed deals for Creative Technology, Acorn Media, Evo Electric, Sasol New Energy and other major organisations.

“Our plan is for the new Outsourcing practice in the London office to produce comparable results for the firm by providing the highest level of service to our clients in this area.”

The London office opened in 1998. Additional background on the office is available here.

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