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            Tech expert joins DWF as Partner

            Technology specialist, Rubina Khan joins DWF, the global legal business, as partner where she will advise clients on Technology, Commercial and Intellectual Property law.

            Date: 11/02/2020

            Rubina joins the business from Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP where she was a Partner since 2017. Having qualified as a corporate lawyer in the private equity/funds team at Clifford Chance LLP, she successfully requalified as an IT/IP and commercial lawyer, initially practising at Bird & Bird LLP. 

            Rubina has considerable experience in advising tech start-ups and large corporates on a wide range of technology and intellectual property related projects, effectively acting as general counsel to clients seeking to implement digital transformation projects. Her areas of expertise include ICT/BPO outsourcings and technology procurements, enterprise, SaaS and cloud model based solutions, licensing, system implementation, and managed service arrangements. 

            Rubina will be based out of DWF's London office primarily helping clients in the technology, retail, finance, consumer goods and professional services sectors.  

            Commenting on Rubina's appointment, Craig Chaplin, Head of the Commercial & Competition at DWF, said, "Rubina's excellent credentials and extensive knowledge on a range of technology matters will add to our growing reputation in the market. Her wealth of experience and ambition will certainly grow our commercial and competition practice, locally and globally."

            Global Head of Technology sector, Klaus Brisch, said, "Rubina's considerable experience advising start-ups and corporates on a wide range of technology and intellectual property matters puts us in a great place to compete in the market.  Her counsel will no doubt be sought by colleagues and clients dealing with challenges on digital transformation projects."

            "I am excited to be working at DWF. DWF’s one-firm culture will allow me to pool the firm’s resources across the UK and internationally to better serve my clients who are multi-national companies and institutions," concluded Rubina.  

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