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Amy Parkinson, Associate

Amy Parkinson

Associate

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Financial services

Practice notes

Amy specialises in large and technical commercial projects from initial scoping through to completion. This includes leading negotiations and drafting as well as ensuring efficient project management of internal and external stakeholders.

She has comprehensive knowledge of commercial law issues and has experience in drafting, advising on and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts including outsourcing, supply of goods/services agreements, distribution & agency agreements, IT and technology arrangements (including various software licences/hosted cloud services arrangements), franchise arrangements, confidentiality agreements, PCGs, outsourcing arrangements and standard terms and conditions.

Amy's expertise includes advising on major projects across numerous sectors including financial services, technology and industrials.

Relevant recent experience

Recent experience includes:

  • advising a payment processing services provider in respect of an outsourcing arrangement with a major retail and commercial bank;
  • advising a leading European bank in respect of the drafting and negotiation of a technology outsourcing agreement for the procurement of cheque imaging and fraud checking services;
  • supporting clients in various industries with their franchise arrangements;
  • advising a leading global business in respect of a wide range of IT and Technology contracts as an extension of its in-house team (this includes outsourcing, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, augmented reality, on premises software and hosting arrangements and mobile application terms and conditions to name just a few);
  • advising a number of global clients in relation to their IT infrastructure outsourcing arrangements (including maintenance and support arrangements);
  • advising a global fast food company in respect of various outsourcing arrangements; and
  • leading on a circa £468million public/private sector outsourcing project.

Other Experience

Amy also has experience working in-house and is used to working collaboratively with in-house legal teams, key stakeholders and relevant third parties. In particular, during her time with Eversheds Sutherland, Amy has been seconded to support the commercial team at MUFC (for a period of 6 months) and has also been seconded to our Hong Kong office (where she supported both the commercial and the commercial dispute resolution teams for a period of 6 months).

Amy also regularly delivers client training in relation to Commercial law and Technology issues, with recent topics including agile software development and dealing with open source software in contracts.

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