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Project Management specialist group (PROMS-G) event.

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Outsourcing contracts of all shapes and sizes have been drafted and negotiated in ever increasing numbers since the early 1990s and the size of the market has increased (and continues to increase) dramatically.

As these contracts come up for renewal it is useful to reflect on what has worked and what has not.

This session focuses on some of the issues currently troubling customers, service providers and advisers with their outsourcing contracts, including considering the appropriateness of post-contract verification, latest developments in limitations and exclusions of liability, ensuring the scope of the services are properly structured and making effective use of service levels, getting the benchmarking provisions right and ensuring a balanced approach to step-in rights. Best practice for contract renewals and exit management will also be discussed.

About the speaker

Sam De SilvaDr Sam De Silva FBCS, CITP, is a Partner in the Technology and Outsourcing practice at at the Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS. Sam specialises in complex and strategic technology and outsourcing projects for both customers and supplies across a range of sectors and for the last 20 years has been a trusted legal advisor to CEOs, FDs, CIOs and Boards in relation to some of the most complex and innovative IT projects in the UK and internationally.

Sam also regularly advises on data protection, privacy and cyber-security issues. Sam is named in the Who’s Who of Information Technology 2021, Who’s Who of Data Privacy and Protection 2021, and the Who’s Who of Data Security 2021 as both a Global Leader and Thought Leader in those areas of law.

Sam is the current Chair of the BCS Law SG as well as being a Trustee of the BCS Board and a member of the BCS Council and BCS Society Board. At an international level Sam was the UK representative on the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts, is the current UK representative on the IT Law Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and is the former immediate past Chair of the Tech & Sourcing Committee of iTech Law.

At the national level, he is the past Chair on the Law Society's Technology and Law Committee (but still a committee member) and is on the Board of the Tech Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Sam is also the Co-convenor on an ISO Working Group which led the development of the first ISO Standard on the Management of Legal Risk (ISO 31022). In relation to this work and his role, in late 2019 Sam won a prestigious BSI Standards Markers Award in the category of “Representing the UK” and in the 11th annual CIR Risk Management Awards in 2020 Sam was winner of the Risk Management Champion Award.

As well as being a qualified English law solicitor, Dr De Silva is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Project Management specialist group (PROMS-G)

Webinar: Best practice for outsourcing contracts - guidance for project managers
Date and time
Wednesday 20 October, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is sold out