Oliver Bell focuses his practice on technology-focused transactions, particularly large-scale IT outsourcing arrangements. Oliver advises multinational clients on all aspects of the sourcing lifecycle, from initial scoping of requirements to negotiation, completion, and day-to-day contract management. He also advises clients on the disaggregation and exit of complex agreements and on data privacy matters. Oliver advises both supply-side and buy-side clients across a number of industries, including technology, financial services, aviation, leisure, retail, automotive, and the public sector.
In addition to technology arrangements, Oliver advises on and negotiates a wide range of commercial arrangements, including business process outsourcing agreements, supply of goods and services agreements, warehousing and distribution agreements, agency agreements, wholesale agreements, concession agreements, intellectual property licenses, and sponsorship arrangements.
Oliver has spent time on secondment at a global bank, a UK retailer, and a UK public authority.
Large Private and Public Sector Organizations
Advising on business process sourcing arrangements, including fleet management services, facilities management services, security services, and catering services
Advising on IT sourcing arrangements, including COTS integrated software solutions, multivendor information and communications technology (ICT) models, automation solutions, and offshore service provision
Advising on exits from sole-provider ICT contracts and transitions to multivendor ICT models
Lead legal advisor on the procurement of a passenger service system (PSS) for a UK airline
Lead legal advisor on the procurement of all IT services for a new international airline
Financial Services Organizations
Lead legal advisor on an outsourced services agreement relating to bulk purchase annuities
Lead legal advisor on multiple arrangements for the provision of front, middle, and back office services to asset management firms
Global Leisure Companies
Lead advisor on a global agency arrangement for the mutual sale of tickets for tourist attractions
Global Automotive Companies
Lead legal advisor on a global IT outsourcing arrangement with multiple vendors
Lead legal advisor on the UK’s largest outsourced fleet management arrangement
College of Law, England, 2011, LPC (Distinction)
University of East Anglia, England, 2010, LLB (Hons)