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Duncan Turner

Duncan Turner


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Duncan is a partner in the Technology Media and Telecommunications Team at CMS Edinburgh.  

Duncan specialises in information technology, intellectual property, data protection and commercial contracts.  His experience includes drafting and negotiating complex IT and commercial contracts, including outsourcing agreements, software development and licensing agreements and software as a service contracts.  Duncan also has extensive experience advising on the IT, IP and data protection aspects of M&A transactions.

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"Duncan has been absolutely fantastic – you have a real star there!"

Financial Services client

Relevant experience

  • Vermilion Software in relation to the negotiation of multi-year software licence and support arrangement with one of the world's largest asset managers.
  • University of Dundee in relation to procurement of a SaaS/Cloud based integrated business solution from TechnologyOne.
  • A UK-based FinTech provider in relation to a platform and finance agreement with a leading UK retailer and lender.
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  • 2001 – Grad. Dip. Legal Practice, College of Law, Sydney
  • 2000 – LLB (Hons) / BA (Asian Studies) (Hons), The Australian National University, Canberra
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Bank­ing on AI in fin­an­cial ser­vices
Frus­trated by Brexit?
In Ca­nary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medi­cines Agency [2019] EWHC 335 (Ch) the High Court ruled that The European Medi­cines Agency (the “EMA”) can­not use the United King­dom’s up­com­ing exit from the European Uni­on to frus­trate its multi-mil­lion pound lease.
March 2018
Fi­nal Count­down to GDPR
We­bin­ar Re­cord­ings
Re­lease of the first Joint Pre­lim­in­ary Con­sulta­tion pa­per on Auto­mated...
On 8 Novem­ber 2018, the Law Com­mis­sion and the Scot­tish Law Com­mis­sion (to­geth­er, the Com­mis­sion) re­leased a joint pre­lim­in­ary con­sulta­tion pa­per on auto­mated vehicles (the Pa­per). The Pa­per fol­lows a re­quest from the Centre for Con­nec­ted and Autonom­ous Vehicles.
Good­bye pen and pa­per … the rise of the elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture in Scot­land
The re­cent pub­lic­a­tion of the Eng­lish Law Com­mis­sion’s con­sulta­tion on Eng­lish law is­sues in us­ing elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures has promp­ted us to re­view the po­s­i­tion in Scot­land. In­creas­ingly, pub­lic and private sec­tor or­gan­isa­tions alike are con­sid­er­ing abandon­ing.
In­tel­li­gent Trans­port - Data
In­tel­li­gent Trans­port is no longer an as­pir­a­tion but a real­ity. Busi­ness has been quick to identi­fy com­mer­cial goals such as faster ship­ping, more ef­fi­cient trans­port op­er­a­tions and safer jobs, while con­sumers in­creas­ingly ex­pect door-to-door round-the-clock.
ICO's Guide to the GDPR
Pri­or to the in­tro­duc­tion of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) on 25 May 2018, the UK In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (“ICO”) has pub­lished a Guide to the GDPR in or­der to ex­plain its pro­vi­sions and help or­gan­isa­tions.
You get what you pay for, or not? GDPR to ex­tin­guish ICO no­ti­fic­a­tion...
From 1 April 2018, a new data pro­tec­tion fee sys­tem will be launched that will change how or­gan­isa­tions pay fees to the In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (ICO). Cur­rently, the pro­cessing of per­son­al data by or­gan­isa­tions is gov­erned by the Data Pro­tec­tion.