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Sunday, 25 August 2019


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Commercial, IP & Technology

Tom Purton

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Tom is a partner in the Commercial, IP and Technology Department at Travers Smith. He has a broad-based commercial practice with particular emphasis on strategic alliances (including joint ventures) and commercial contracts (in particular, outsourcing and other supply agreements, franchise, brewing, agency, sponsorship and distribution agreements).

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We have recently advised:

  • Metro Bank, on its outsourcing and procurement arrangements (including business process, IT and network infrastructure outsourcing)
  • Turquoise Trading, on its outsourcing of facilities, IT and administrative services to the London Stock Exchange
  • 1st Credit, on the outsourcing to it by a major private equity fund of the purchase and servicing of distressed debt portfolios
  • Safestore, on a complex outsourcing arrangement with SpaceMaker, another self-storage business 
  • Firstsource, on Barclays Bank's outsourcing to it of the Barclaycard credit card and payment businesses 
  • TSL Education (Times Educational), on the outsourcing of its printing arrangements and management of its core IT environment
  • easyBus/Arriva, on the complex reorganisation of its bus operations serving Gatwick, Luton and Stansted Airports
  • 3663, a leading foodservice wholesale distributor, in relation to its logistics division