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Alan Nelson

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

Alan Nelson is a partner and a very experienced IT and information lawyer.

He has advised a large number of public and private sector bodies on a variety of IT, outsourcing deals and significant commercial contracts. He has a particular expertise in the financial services sector.

Over the last 15 years he has led teams advising clients on some of their most complex high value IT and outsourcing projects. 

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Clients praise his ability "to align himself with our objectives as a business" and consistent desire "to innovate and to improve."

Chambers UK, 2016

Relevant experience

  • A leading UK bank on its GBP 700m datacentre/infrastructure outsourcing to IBM.
  • The Scottish public sector on procuring the SWAN network, the first significant shared services IT project undertaken in Scotland. It is a GBP 100m+ wide area network contract with Capita.
  • A number of financial services organisation on the development of innovative services including mobile banking apps and digital wallet solutions.
  • Scottish Water: principal advisor on the negotiation and implementation of its co-sourcing strategy for its IT function with three suppliers simultaneously (BT, Fujitsu and TCS).
  • The contractual arrangements to support the operation of the largest ATM estate in the UK.
  • The outsourcing of a number of financial services operations including mortgage processing, credit card processing, complaints handling and PPI remediation.
  • A number of financial services clients on large outsourcing projects including with Accenture, Infosys, Genpact, BT, Cushman & Wakefield and many others. 
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Education

1998 - Dip LP, University of Glasgow, Glasgow

1997 - LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow, Glasgow

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14/05/2014
Out­sourcing
Sup­port­ing your busi­ness
26 Oct 17
Spot­light Series: GDPR – where are we now? (We­bin­ar)
30/05/2017
Prac­tic­al steps to take if you don’t Wan­naC­ry
Earli­er this month a large-scale cy­ber­at­tack af­fected hun­dreds of thou­sands of com­puters through­out the world. The NHS was the UK’s highest pro­file cas­u­alty and faced cri­ti­cism of its cy­ber-se­cur­ity prac­tices in the af­ter­math of the at­tack.
28/04/2017
The ICO fines UK char­it­ies for data pro­tec­tion breaches
The In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (“ICO”) re­cently is­sued fines to a num­ber of UK char­it­ies for breach­ing the Data Pro­tec­tion Act 1998 (“DPA”). The fines ranged from £6,000 to £18,000 and serve as a re­mind­er of the ICO’s will­ing­ness to im­pose mon­et­ary pen­al­ties.
25/04/2017
Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity launches dis­cus­sion on dis­trib­uted ledger...
The Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) has opened for con­sulta­tion its dis­cus­sion pa­per on dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­logy (“DLT”). The FCA is ac­cept­ing re­sponses un­til 17 Ju­ly 2017. Over­view The FCA has is­sued a dis­cus­sion pa­per on the po­ten­tial for fu­ture.
21/04/2017
Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity launches con­sulta­tion on draft guidelines...
On 13 April 2017, the UK Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) launched a con­sulta­tion on a draft ap­proach doc­u­ment set­ting out its ap­proach to the im­ple­ment­a­tion and in­ter­pret­a­tion of the Second Pay­ment Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive (“PSD2”).
11/04/2017
Are pub­lic au­thor­it­ies ready for the GDPR? ICO pub­lishes Loc­al Gov­ern­ment...
The Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”), which comes in­to force on 25 May 2018, will re­place the Data Pro­tec­tion Act 1998. Many of the changes im­ple­men­ted by the GDPR will af­fect the cur­rent in­form­a­tion gov­ernance prac­tices of pub­lic au­thor­it­ies in.
11/04/2017
Are pub­lic au­thor­it­ies ready for the GDPR? ICO pub­lishes Loc­al Gov­ern­ment...
The Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”), which comes in­to force on 25 May 2018, will re­place the Data Pro­tec­tion Act 1998. Many of the changes im­ple­men­ted by the GDPR will af­fect the cur­rent in­form­a­tion gov­ernance prac­tices of pub­lic au­thor­it­ies in.
28/03/2017
The European Com­mis­sion launches a pub­lic con­sulta­tion on FinTech...
The European Com­mis­sion has launched an ac­tion plan, and has opened a pub­lic con­sulta­tion on FinTech, in a bid to fur­ther strengthen the Single Mar­ket for re­tail fin­an­cial ser­vices. The Com­mis­sion hopes to ob­tain in­put on how the reg­u­lat­ory and su­per­vis­ory.
21/03/2017
Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment (GPP) cri­ter­ia for data centres
The European Com­mis­sion has launched a pro­ject to de­vel­op Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment (“GPP”) cri­ter­ia for data centres, in or­der to provide guid­ance to pub­lic au­thor­it­ies on the cri­ter­ia for en­vir­on­ment­ally friendly pro­cure­ment re­gard­ing data centres.
15/03/2017
FCA and Ja­pan­ese Reg­u­lat­or Agree FinTech Co-op­er­a­tion Frame­work
On 9 March 2017, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) an­nounced that it had agreed a co-op­er­a­tion frame­work with its Ja­pan­ese equi­val­ent, the Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Agency of Ja­pan (JF­SA). The co-op­er­a­tion frame­work aims to pro­mote in­nov­a­tion in both Ja­pan and.
08/03/2017
ICO draft guid­ance on con­sent un­der the GDPR pub­lished
The In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (“ICO”) has opened for con­sulta­tion its draft guid­ance on con­sent un­der the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”). The ICO is ac­cept­ing re­sponses un­til 31 March 2017.
01/02/2017
European Com­mis­sion an­nounces ini­ti­at­ives re­gard­ing the data eco­nomy,...
The European Com­mis­sion re­cently an­nounced the fi­nal pack­ages to be ad­op­ted un­der its Di­git­al Single Mar­ket strategy: an ini­ti­at­ive on the data eco­nomy and pro­pos­als for the re­view of the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive and the pro­tec­tion of per­son­al data.
07/10/2016
In­vest in data se­cur­ity, or pay the price…
Talk­Talk has been fined a re­cord £400,000 by the In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (“ICO”) for web­site se­cur­ity fail­ings which led to the theft of the per­son­al data of cus­tom­ers. The Cy­ber At­tack In Oc­to­ber 2015 Talk­Talk was hit by a cy­ber-at­tack when at­tack­ers.
30/08/2016
Gov­ern­ment up­dates Tech­no­logy Code of Prac­tice: shar­ing, re-us­ing...
This week, the Gov­ern­ment Di­git­al Ser­vice re­leased the up­dated Tech­no­logy Code of Prac­tice (“Code”), which sets out the stand­ard on the best way for gov­ern­ment or­gan­isa­tions to design, build and buy tech­no­logy.
28/07/2016
US rules on Bit­coin (and what the EU thinks)
Bit­coin has be­come in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar as a vir­tu­al cur­rency. It is es­tim­ated that ven­ture cap­it­al in­vest­ments in the cur­rency now total more than €1 bil­lion. As Bit­coin be­gins to break in­to the main­stream, the European Par­lia­ment and a Flor­ida court have.
21/07/2016
FCA fi­nal­ise guid­ance for firms out­sourcing to the cloud and oth­er...
On 7 Ju­ly 2016, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) pub­lished its fi­nal­ised guid­ance (the Guid­ance), “FG16/5 - Guid­ance for firms out­sourcing to the ‘cloud’ and oth­er third-party IT ser­vices”.
03/06/2016
The Net­work and In­form­a­tion Se­cur­ity Dir­ect­ive – Cy­ber­se­cur­ity high...
In­tro­duc­tion On 17 May 2016, the European Coun­cil ad­op­ted the Net­work and In­form­a­tion Se­cur­ity Dir­ect­ive (“NIS”), which forms a part of the European Com­mis­sion’s EU Cy­ber­se­cur­ity Strategy, which will op­er­ate along­side its Di­git­al Single Mar­ket Ini­ti­at­ive.