Negotiating IT ContractsPrint this Page
February 29, 2012
February 29, 2012
De VereHolborn Bars,
Ark Conferences Ltd
Outsourcing has become a viable and profitable means by which companies can control costs. As IT projects increase in scope, complexity and value it becomes more and more critical for you to ensure that you have negotiated the best deal up-front rather than discover mid-way through an IT contract that the terms do not adequately meet your organisation’s needs. Unfortunately it is often the case that little pre-consideration is put into the risks associated with signing an IT outsourcing contract; this masterclass addresses this issue in both an informative and practical way. SherreeWestell is a highly experienced contract lawyer and has acted on instructions from companies of all sizes and on both sides of the IT contract line, giving her unique insight into how IT contracts should be put together and enabling her to ensure that you have considered all of the key risks when entering in to an IT contract. This masterclass will be particularly relevant to project and programme managers, strategic IT managers and all professionals looking to ensure that they are covering all of their bases when entering in to an IT contract.
Masterclass leader: SherreeWestell
SherreeWestell is a practising solicitor with many years experience of drafting, negotiating and concluding all types of IT contracts for a range of clients. Sherree acts for both supplier and customer clients (so has a "both side of the fence" insight into IT project risks) with global brands, small companies and start ups from all sectors as well as public sector organisations. Some examples of the contracts Sherree routinely drafts and negotiates include outsourcing contracts, managed services contracts, software development agreements, network services contracts, BPO deals, online and social media contracts and maintenance and support arrangements. Having spent over 10 years as a partner in City law firms, Sherree is now a consultant at boutique Belgravia law firm, Woodroffes, which prides itself on providing a bespoke and tailored service to its clients. http://www.ark-group.com/mp_introduction.asp?ac=1212&nc=1&fc=167