Legal business DWF has appointed Ben McLeod as a partner to its technology, media and telecoms sector team, where he will leverage the business's existing national practice to establish a centre of technology excellence in Birmingham. Ben joins from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.
Ben specialises in the drafting and negotiation of contracts with a focus on technology, including the provision and outsourcing of business critical IT services. He has a particular expertise in advising both clients and suppliers on complex cloud computer arrangements and enjoys helping clients to realise business outcomes through transformation.
With his experience in advising a range of high-profile national and multinational clients and sector-focused expertise, Ben will play a key role in the continued development of DWF's commercial practice and TMT sector capability.
Craig Chaplin, Head of Commercial & Competition at DWF commented: "With the rapid development of the global technology, media and telecoms sector, our clients are increasingly looking to us to deliver innovative and commercial solutions to their business challenges. Ben's expertise and experience will be a real asset to us as we look to further develop our influence in this area, and his approach to client service is very much aligned with our way of working, so we're very pleased to welcome him into the team."Ben McLeod said: "DWF is ahead of the curve regarding its approach to delivering innovative legal services in what is an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing market. The business has a very strong national commercial practice which focuses on working with clients in different ways to deliver value. There is a clear opportunity to build on this excellent existing knowledge base to develop a strong regional presence for this type of work and I'm really excited to showcase what DWF has to offer."