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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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Connected products security rules to require compliance on sale regardless...
New UK security rules for internet- and net­work-con­nect­able consumer products will apply from April 2024. The rules include a requirement for products to be accompanied by a compliance statement, to have...
Risk Essentials: Commercial Contracts and AI: Grasping the Opportunities...
In this session, we will explore how recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies such as Generative AI are likely to affect commercial contract lawyers.  AI has the potential to help commercial contract lawyers become more efficient and cost-effective, but the question remains whether some of this technology may replace (or change) the need for qualified lawyers. Headlining our session will be a talk from leading technologist Professor Daniel Katz looking into how legal technology is likely to change the way lawyers draft, negotiate and review commercial contracts.  We will then ask a panel of legal and innovation experts from CMS to discuss how they see AI affecting their practice areas, including how they interact with clients.
Supporting the FinTech Community – Headline Sponsor of the FinTech Summit...
Scotland has its roots in financial services and is establishing itself as a FinTech hub. The CMS FinTech team works alongside clients at all stages of their lifecycle. We understand FinTech clients, working with many of our existing clients in this space when they were start-ups or scale-ups. We are leading advisors in FinTech, electronic money, distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, cyber security, privacy, and the use of social media by financial institutions. The FinTech ecosystem in Scotland continues to grow at pace, and CMS is committed to supporting Scotland's world class FinTechs. We were delighted to be the headline sponsor at the 2023 FinTech Summit.
CMS Media Morning Update 2023
The CMS Media Update Morning in March 2023 covered the future of regulation in the media sector, the impact of AI and the metaverse, trends in digital advertising, and legal considerations for sports documentaries. Click through the videos below to hear more in-depth discussions of these topics. 
Commercial Contracts Seminar Contractual liability: beyond the four walls...
While the starting point for any contractual liability question will be reviewing what the contract says, this does not always provide the complete answer. In this session, our speakers will focus on...
Commercial Contracts Seminar Contractual liability: beyond the four walls...
While the starting point for any contractual liability question will be reviewing what the contract says, this does not always provide the complete answer. In this session, our speakers will focus on...
Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism is vital for our economy, having been identified in the Scottish Government’s Scotland's Economic Strategy (2015) as a growth sector where the country can build on existing comparative advantage as well as increase productivity.
CMS Media Update Morning
Our popular Media Update Morning returns this spring and we are excited to welcome you in person to discuss a range of topical areas in­clud­ing:An­oth­er delay to the media bill? Where are we now and...
Risk Essentials: Commercial Contracts - Set yourself up for success: Getting...
Many contract disputes could be avoided if the parties got certain fundamentals right at the outset of the relationship. In this session, our speakers will take a close look at some of the issues that...
CMS advises Compass Group plc on acquisition of Equinoxe Solutions
International law firm CMS has advised global food services business Compass Group plc on its acquisition of Equinoxe Solu­tions. Equi­noxe Solutions provides hospitality procurement, supply chain, systems...
Trends and developments in data protection regulation and litigation
Data risk is a key risk for any business. The potential consequences of an infringement of data protection law are severe, both in terms of regulatory action and potential litigation including class actions...
Tokenised Funds Series: Paper 4 – Disputes considerations
This publication was first published by The IA in collaboration with CMS, in September 2021