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Ian Stevens


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Ian is a partner in our Technology and Sourcing team and one of the leaders of the firm’s technology, media and communications (TMC) sector group. 

He specialises in advising on outsourcing, offshoring and shared services (both BPO and ITO), procurement, logistics and other strategic or complex commercial contracts, ventures and arrangements. He also advises extensively on the procurement and exploitation of information and communications technology products and services, cyber security and data privacy.

He has extensive experience advising customers and suppliers across a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on those operating in regulated sectors including financial services, energy and utilities and TMC.  He has a particular interest in emerging areas and disruptive technologies such as FinTech, RegTech, robotic process automation, robotic advice and cleantech.

Ian is CMS’s representative to the National Outsourcing Association and TechUK, where he is a member of a number of special interest groups and committees, a member of the IAPP, a member of the Society for Computers and Law and the iTech Law Outsourcing Committee.  

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"The 'very impressive' is lauded for his work in financial services, although he also offers considerable expertise in the energy and TMC sectors."


"It was a difficult deal and Ian and his team managed it exceptionally well”.


"exceptionally good" and "easy to work with".

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21 March 2019
CMS Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions Op­er­a­tion­al Re­si­li­ence Re­port
Risk, Re­si­li­ence & Repu­ta­tion
EBA re­leases out­sourcing guidelines
On 25 Feb­ru­ary 2018, after ex­tens­ive con­sulta­tion the European Bank­ing As­so­ci­ation (“EBA”) has pub­lished its latest set of guidelines (the “Guidelines”) re­lat­ing to the out­sourcing ar­range­ments of those fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions that fall with­in its re­mit.
4 December 2017
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor Up­date (Winter 2017/18)
New guid­ance from Ofgem for Op­er­at­ors of Es­sen­tial Ser­vices
Ofgem has pub­lished guid­ance for Op­er­at­ors of Es­sen­tial Ser­vices ("OES") in the en­ergy sec­tor.   The guid­ance aims to sup­port OES with meet­ing their cy­ber se­cur­ity ob­lig­a­tions un­der The Net­work and In­form­a­tion Sys­tems Dir­ect­ive ("NIS Dir­ect­ive") and the im­ple­ment­ing.
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor Up­date (Spring 2016)
ICO launches tech strategy
The In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er­'s Of­fice (ICO) re­leased its first tech­no­logy strategy in sup­port of its In­form­a­tion Rights Stra­tegic Plan 2017-2021 The strategy out­lines eight tech­no­logy goals that the ICO hopes to achieve in or­der to en­hance its tech­nic­al know­ledge.
CMS Guide: Eurofit – man­aging the risks arising from...
EBA re­ports on ad­op­tion of FinTech: What leg­al is­sues should you con­sider...
The European Bank­ing Au­thor­ity (“EBA”) re­cently re­leased a re­port ana­lys­ing the key risks and op­por­tun­it­ies for sev­en ap­plic­a­tions of in­nov­at­ive tech­no­lo­gies in the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tor cur­rently in use around Europe (avail­able here, “Re­port”).
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor news­let­ter Sum­mer 2014
High­light­ing top­ic­al is­sues for in­sur­ance sec­tor par­ti­cipants
Data Pro­tec­tion Act 2018 be­comes law
Less than two days be­fore the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion enters in­to force on 25 May 2018, the Data Pro­tec­tion Bill (the “Bill”) has passed in­to law. Since its first read­ing in the House of Lords on 13 Septem­ber 2017, the Bill has been de­bated by both.
CMS named ‘top over­all law firm for all leg­al deal­ings’...
"AI in the UK: ready will­ing and able?" The House of Lords pub­lishes...
The House of Lords Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (“Lords”) has pub­lished a re­port that puts eth­ics at the centre of the use and de­vel­op­ment of Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (“AI”) with­in the UK.