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Charlotte Walker-Osborn, Partner

Charlotte Walker-Osborn


Practice areas

  • Commercial and IT
  • Data centers
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Transport

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Charlotte is Head of the UK TMT Sector.

Charlotte specialises in non-contentious IT law covering outsourcing, software and hardware agreements, services agreements, IT marketing agreements, e-commerce, data protection, and legal aspects of IT security.

Charlotte has acted on a number of major transactions for both private and public sector clients, including:

  • negotiating and drafting a global sales agreement for a leading technology vendor for global sales worth $180m with one of their top ten customers
  • advising Cisco Systems on various sales and technology and licensing agreements over a number of years
  • advising Siemens plc and Siemens Enterprise Communications Limited on various technology and commercial agreements
  • assisting in drafting and negotiating contracts for a major UK bank and its subsidiary companies for their internet share dealing facilities
  • advising and drafting documentation in relation to outsourcing of services in seven countries
  • advising the UK arm of a major electronics group on and drafting software development and maintenance contracts for a five party collaboration project for set top boxes
  • advising and drafting legal documentation in relation to the implementation of various IT systems for both private and public sector clients (for customers and suppliers).

In addition, Charlotte has undertaken a six-month secondment with Cisco Systems in their licensing and technology group.

Charlotte is the resident legal author to and committee member of the British Computer Society – Information Security Specialist Group. She has also written a large number of articles for and given interviews to the local and national press. She has contributed to two guides on IT security, including the IBM/CBI business guide to 'Protecting Your Business', 2001.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Charlotte for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

Contractual risk analysis and Brexit proofing for your IT and Outsourcing arrangements - Guiding businesses through Brexit

Using our Brexit Risk Analysis, we can help you answer your questions, understand the potential risks to your trading arrangements arising from Brexit (whether pricing, currency, regulatory, tariff, people, data or otherwise) and put measures in place to protect against those risks.


Making memorable client connections - Our experienced international IT team

The Eversheds Sutherland handbook provides insight into the quality of our experience,geographical reach and breadth of our client relationships in terms of the full range of IT transactions.

An agile approach – The flexible solution for outsourcing contracts

This guide will look at why traditional outsourcing projects will struggle to cope with fast moving technological change and as to why an agile approach has the potential to deliver the flexibility that will allow outsourced services to adopt new technology as rapidly and efficiently as possible.

Download, view or share the Eversheds commercial guide to an agile approach