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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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25 February 2021
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...
23 February 2021
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22 April 2021
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...
8 December 2020
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...
09 September 2020
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...
13 July 2020
Re­bound & Re­mod­el: Fu­ture of Work series
As or­gan­isa­tions look to­wards re­cov­ery and ad­apt­ing to the new land­scape they are faced with lots of un­cer­tainty and chal­lenges.  One cer­tainty is that changes to the work­place and work­force are in­ev­it­able...
04 May 2020
Trans­port Com­mit­tee launches e-scoot­er in­quiry
The Trans­port Com­mit­tee (the "Com­mit­tee") has launched an in­quiry in­to the safety and leg­al im­plic­a­tions of e-scoot­ers, their im­pact on con­ges­tion, and po­ten­tial con­tri­bu­tion to re­du­cing the UK's green­house...
9 March 2020
Be­ne­fits of smarter mo­bil­ity in con­nect­ing Scot­tish cit­ies
This art­icle first fea­tured in The Times, 5 March 2020.While space travel might be­come the norm for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, people are gen­er­ally more in­ter­ested in the best way to get around their loc­al...
5 March 2020
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: Scot­land
This art­icle first fea­tured in The Sunday Times, 1 March 2020.In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS, in part­ner­ship with The Times and Sunday Times (Scot­land), is bring­ing a range of thought-lead­ers to Glas­gow...
01 January 2020
Di­git­al Scot­land
Wel­come to Di­git­al Scot­land, the CMS Scot­land In­sights sec­tion which provides some hot top­ics and in­sights from CMS Scot­land about di­git­al­isa­tion. Di­git­al Scot­land - look­ing at the im­pact of di­git­al on...
02 September 2019
Di­git­al po­ten­tial for Scot­land
SFT (the Scot­tish Fu­tures Trust) have pub­lished (here) a re­port en­titled “Scot­land’s di­git­al po­ten­tial with en­hanced 4G and 5G cap­ab­il­ity”, pre­pared for them by De­loitte LLP. This is hot on the...
23 May 2019
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...