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Joanne Finch, Principal Associate

Joanne Finch

Principal Associate

(England and Wales)

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Crypto assets
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Technology

Practice notes

Joanne is a Principal Associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s commercial practice. She specialises in complex technology and transformational projects and outsourcings and advise across a range of sectors and jurisdictions.

Her recent experience includes advising:

  • an international technology supplier across various technology transformation projects and compliance matters as part of a virtual secondment arrangement;
  • a major UK retailer in relation to its outsourcing of various technology services across multiple projects;
  • a FTSE 100 company to draft software development terms using “agile”;
  • a UK utilities company in relation to various technology contracts and licensing arrangements;
  • a UK financial institution in relation to its outsourcing of cyber-security services;
  • a group of seven leading banks in Hong Kong in relation to the procurement of a trade finance platform using distributed ledger technology (blockchain);
  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the UK in relation to the restructuring of its major technology contract (Aspire), which was the largest government technology contract (circa £10billion);
  • Highways England in relation to various strategic technology projects over the last ten years, including its National Roadside Telecommunications System and ‘Free-Flow” Charging projects and its ICT service ‘towers’ project;
  • the Department of Health in relation to its Ambulance Radio Programme;
  • the General Authority of Zakat and Tax in Saudi Arabia on the procurement of a technology based solution to improve tax collection in Saudi Arabia by the use of digital and physical markers on imported products; and
  • a global technology supplier in relation to amendments required to its standard terms and conditions so as to assist its financial services customer in their compliance with the European Banking Association’s Guidelines on Outsourcing Arrangements.

Between August 2017 and September 2018 Joanne was on secondment to our Hong Kong office.