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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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CMS ad­vises on in­vest­ment in tech­no­logy solu­tions pro­vider WSD
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Risk Es­sen­tials We­bin­ar: The li­fe­cycle of a cy­ber breach
Cy­ber in­sur­ance re­mains one of the fast­est grow­ing lines of in­sur­ance and cy­ber-at­tacks could af­fect any in­sured or­gan­isa­tion in any class of busi­ness.In this we­bin­ar our In­sur­ance, Tech­no­logy and Dis­putes...
The im­pact of tech­no­logy in con­struc­tion
Tech­no­logy and data in con­struc­tion has be­come an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant top­ic as the amount of tech­no­logy be­ing used on con­struc­tion sites in­creases – from drones, to wear­able tech such as smart...
Cli­mate and sus­tain­ab­il­ity in Com­mer­cial Con­tracts
As COP26 ap­proaches, we have a spe­cial ses­sion look­ing at cli­mate and sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues arising in the com­mer­cial con­tracts con­text.Duncan Turn­er will dis­cuss re­cent de­vel­op­ments and trends in re­la­tion...
Build­ing Voices
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CMS ad­vises OMERS Ven­tures on $22m Series A in­vest­ment in Lick Home
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised OMERS Ven­tures, the ven­tures arm of OMERS, on its role lead­ing Lick Home’s (Lick) $22 mil­lion Series A fun­drais­ing round. The in­vest­ment group in­cluded ex­ist­ing...
The ICO’s adtech in­dustry in­vest­ig­a­tion re­sumes
In­tro­duc­tion On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (ICO) an­nounced that it was re­sum­ing its in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the adtech in­dustry, which had fo­cused spe­cific­ally on real time bid­ding...
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Risk Es­sen­tials: Com­mer­cial con­tracts 2021 – the law be­hind the head­lines
Com­mer­cial con­tracts have fea­tured fairly prom­in­ently in the news over the last year. In this ses­sion we delve in­to the de­tail of some of the leg­al is­sues be­hind the head­lines.Best and reas­on­able en­deav­ours...
The new nor­mal for data sub­ject rights of ac­cess - Pre­pare for in­creased...
Much has been said and writ­ten about the ‘new nor­mal’ for staff that have been largely work­ing from home dur­ing 2020. But these changes in work­ing prac­tices also bring sig­ni­fic­ant shifts in the...
Risk Es­sen­tials: Nav­ig­at­ing the new work­place land­scape: man­aging em­ploy­ment,...
Be­fore COV­ID-19 struck, many em­ploy­ers pub­licly en­dorsed flex­ible and agile work­ing, but the prac­tic­al real­ity of the Gov­ern­ment’s lock­down meant that many were forced to ad­opt rad­ic­al new ways of work­ing...