Pinsent Masons bolsters its financial services capabilities with new hire

19 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its financial services capabilities with the hire of outsourcing and technology expert Tim Roughton.

Tim, who joins as a partner in London, will focus on advising Pinsent Masons’ financial services clients on major outsourcing projects as well as a range of technology related issues such as IT procurement, software licensing and development, e-commerce, social media and data protection.

Tim, who trained at Masons, joins from Morrison and Foerster where he was Of Counsel.

Commenting on the appointment John Salmon, Head of the Financial Services sector at Pinsent Masons said:

“Tim will play a key role in broadening the firm's outstanding reputation for outsourcing and technology in the financial services sector. Many of our banking and insurance clients are grappling with strategic issues brought around by technological change, whether relating to big data strategy, mobile payments, platforms or IT outages to name only a few. All of these issues play into relationships with third party providers and Tim's arrival helps cement our position at the forefront of this complex area.”

Clive Seddon, Head of TMT and Sourcing at Pinsent Masons added:

“Technology and sourcing projects remain a fundamental part of our practice. Tim's arrival bolsters our market-leading position in the UK, and is a further step in developing our global practice.”

Tim’s arrival follows the launch of the firm's international TMT practice in Paris and Singapore over the past 18 months.

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