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New partner appointment supports growing international focus for DWF’s technology team

National legal business DWF has announced further growth for the firm’s technology practice with the appointment of partner Rehman Noormohamed from Michelmores LLP, where he was Head of Technology, Media and Communications and Intellectual Property. Rehman’s appointment reflects the continued strategic development of the firm’s national and increasingly international technology sector focus, following the appointments of intellectual property partner John Benjamin from White & Case, National Head of Technology & Communications Alan Owens from Morrison & Foerster and data protection director Elaine Fletcher from Asda.

Rehman brings extensive expertise in acting for UK public sector clients, private international businesses and IT consulting houses on complex and large-scale IT, communications and business transformation projects and e-commerce, cloud computing, data protection and intellectual property matters. He also advises clients on EU public procurement and state aid  regulations and national and EU competition law.

Recent notable matters include advising on the UK’s £2.5bn superfast broadband framework programme and national state aid blanket clearance as part of the Broadband Delivery UK’s core team; connecting Devon & Somerset on the £150m Superfast Broadband Programme; a £540m national voice & data communications services project for the UK’s ambulance services; a £350m Transformational ICT and managed services programme for Welsh Assembly Government; and advising an online sports retailer on various IT and communications network infrastructure projects as part of its international expansion.

Rehman comments on his appointment: “DWF’s increasing tech capability and expanding client roster of household names, including Expedia, Telefonica and eBay, coupled with the firm’s sector expertise, makes it a truly exciting environment, and its innovative and client-driven approach makes it well placed to capitalise on and help shape the opportunities in this vibrant sector.”

Alan Owens, DWF’s National Head of Technology & Communications, adds: “Rehman’s experience in advising clients on complex technology matters, as well as his sector insight and business development expertise, will be incredibly valuable to DWF and our clients. We advise clients on all stages of development, from start-ups to global technology giants, so we are continuing to invest in growing our capabilities in the UK, Germany and Dubai in order to deliver a full range of UK and international legal services.”

Alan Owens

Partner - Head of Technology & Communications

I am the Head of Technology & Communications sector at DWF, and a Partner in the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration team based in London.

Rehman Noormohamed

Partner - Head of Education & Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

I have extensive expertise in acting for UK public sector clients, private international businesses and IT consulting houses on complex and large-scale IT, communications and business transformation projects and e-commerce, cloud computing, data protection and intellectual property matters.