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Laurence Kalman

Partner

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, Spanish

Laurence is a partner in the Commercial / Technology team.

Laurence works on a wide range of commercial and technology-related transactions, including outsourcing deals, licensing / franchising arrangements and services agreements. He acts for buyers and sellers on IP-rich, cross-border M&A transactions, with a focus on resolving complicated business separation issues. Laurence also advises on exploiting IP rights and data / cyber security matters.

Laurence acts for clients across a range of industries, including TMT, retail, infrastructure, energy, and financial services. He is particularly interested in connective technologies and the “internet of things”, and is co-head of CMS’s automotive technology group.

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Relevant experience

  • A global telecommunication services provider on a cutting-edge USD 1bn deal with a major technology supplier, designed to transform the IT business support system environment used in 11 countries across its group into a cloud-based solution.
  • CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings on: (i) a strategic, market-leading partnership with Vodafone in 2017 to deliver ultra-fast full fibre broadband to up to 5 million homes and businesses across the UK; and (ii) a 15-year network access and maintenance agreement in connection with its acquisition of over 2000km of long-distance and metropolitan fibre networks from KCOM in 2015.
  • Marks & Spencer on the appointment of Tata Consultancy Services as its principal technology partner, in a market-leading transaction involving the full-scale adoption of agile software development methodologies and the implementation of a new commercial model for M&S’s technology function.
  • A global e-commerce platform on strategic and innovative solutions for its logistics and transportation arrangements across Europe.
  • Clifford Thames on a strategic collaboration to take over Ford’s electronic parts catalogue system, develop the system and then market it to vehicle dealers and other customers.
  • Dentsu Aegis Network on a bespoke master services agreement for global advertising services in connection with its strategic acquisition of Paragon Digital.
  • Delaware North on a 25-year contract for support and promotional services at the former Olympic Stadium in London.
  • Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA) on the separation and IT and IP aspects of the disposals of Stansted Airport, Gatwick Airport and its World Duty Free business.
  • Sellafield on a major public procurement project for the retendering of its outsourced IT estate, including management arrangements for Sellafield to act as lead customer on behalf of a group of UK nuclear site operators.
  • A major UK bank on the IT and IP aspects of its acquisition of another UK-based financial institution and the disposal of its Russian and Spanish subsidiaries.
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Education

  • 2008 – Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Bristol University, Bristol
  • 2004 – Legal Practice Course, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Oxford
  • 2003 – Graduate Diploma in Law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
  • 2002 – BA in Modern History, Merton College, University of Oxford, Oxford
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16/05/2022
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We are pleased to share the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up for Q1 2022 – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments in the UK EV space this past quarter. In this is­sue, we cov­er some of the fol­low­ing...
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CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q4 2021
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CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up
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CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q2 2021
We are pleased to share the third is­sue of the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments in the UK over Q2 2021 in the EV space. In this is­sue, we cov­er the CMA...
16/04/2021
CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q1 2021
We are pleased to share the second is­sue of the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments in the UK over Q1 2021 in the EV space. In this is­sue, we cov­er the UK...
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CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q4 2020
We are pleased to share the first is­sue of the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments over Q4 2020 in the EV space. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on the raft...
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