09 Nov, 2011

Olswang promotes Matthew Bennett to the partnership

Olswang, Europe’s leading technology, media and telecommunications firm, is pleased to announce that Matthew Bennett has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Commercial group as part of its ongoing sector focused strategy.  Matthew’s appointment began on 1 November, 2011.

Matthew joined Olswang as a Legal Director in the outsourcing and technology team in June 2010. With particular expertise in technology, he provides specialist legal advice on IT, infrastructure and outsourcing transactions in the private and public sectors. He advises at all phases of the transaction lifecycle, from early procurement discussions to complex re-negotiations and disputes.

Prior to working at Olswang, Matthew was the Legal Director for EDS Limited, now HP Enterprise Services, the largest technology service provider in the UK.  He had responsibility for the UK, the Middle East and Africa and, as such, he was responsible for some of the largest outsourcing transactions in Europe, including some of the largest UK government transactions.

Olswang CEO David Stewart commented: “I am proud to welcome Matthew into the partnership. His significant experience with Government procurement, combined with his inside knowledge working for both suppliers and customers, has put him at the forefront of his field in the UK legal sector. Matt’s skills allow him to offer our clients commercially-focussed advice with a holistic view of the market. I look forward to seeing the positive impact he will continue to bring to our clients, their businesses and the outsourcing industry as a whole. This appointment further confirms our commitment to promoting from within and encouraging our exceptional talent”.

Matthew Bennett said: “One of the main things that attracted me to Olswang in the first place was the firm’s deep understanding of technology across all its forms, and this has certainly lived up to my expectations. I am delighted to now be a partner, and look forward to continuing to develop the firm’s technology and outsourcing practice”.

Olswang has an unparalleled Technology, Media and Telecoms practice and is known to be the firm of choice for true innovation in the UK and Europe. With a truly meritocratic culture and deep-rooted passion for the industries they work in, Olswang lawyers are at the forefront of their fields.

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