Named a Next Generation Lawyer for Commercial Contracts.The Legal 500 UK 2017

Christian F. McDermott

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Christian McDermott, an experienced technology lawyer, advises clients on large-scale contracts, commercial collaborations, as well as fintech and payments transactions.

Mr. McDermott advises global and UK-based clients — including major financial institutions as well as publicly listed, private, and emerging companies — on:

  • The development, use, and exploitation of technology
  • Commercial law
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Large-scale technology and outsourcing projects
  • Transitional services arrangements

Mr. McDermott draws on more than a decade of experience with technology matters. He has a keen sense of market, collaboration strategies, and has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator who knows how to get deals done.  

Mr. McDermott’s representative transactions include advising:

  • A global retail and investment bank on the multi-billion Euro global outsourcing of its investment banking IT infrastructure
  • A leading UK insurer on both: (i) the outsourcing of policy administration activities; and (ii) the outsourcing of certain IT and business processes
  • A leading private equity firm on the acquisition of a stake in a major African payments business
  • A global investment bank on technology and payment issues in connection with the IPO of a European payment services provider
  • A major social network on both the regulation of payment services in the EU, and on its negotiations with merchant acquirers in relation to the setup of various innovative payments solutions  
  • A global UK-headquartered retail and investment bank on the top-down renegotiation of its relationship with its biggest IT supplier, comprising individual hardware, software and services streams
  • A global UK-headquartered retail and investment bank on the global outsourcing of the bank’s facilities management functions 
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