Steve Holmes is a partner in Baker & McKenzie's TMT team in London, advising a range of clients on technology, sourcing, communications and e-commerce matters.
Steve has recently advised companies entering into a broad range of major sourcing agreements in the financial services, communications, energy, retail and media sectors. These agreements included systems integration, applications development and maintenance, information technology outsourcing, F&A outsourcing, call centre and network outsourcing deals.
Publications, presentations and articles
Steve has been recommended in the Chambers Directory in relation to information technology, outsourcing and telecoms matters since 2006, which states "with superb drafting skills, Steve makes things so easy and his client care is just excellent" and describe Steve as "thorough, tenacious and always keen to defend his clients' interests".
Steve has spoken and written extensively on issues including electronic signatures, systems integration agreements, service level regimes, risk / reward in major services agreements, content licensing for new technology and subcontracting. Steve is the author of the PLC guides on "Security and digital signatures", "IPTV and mobile TV" and "Payment on the internet".
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie in 2000, Steve worked at Harbottle & Lewis where he advised clients in the ecommerce, media and computer games industries on a range of issues, including sponsorship, publishing and ecommerce.
Education and admission
Steve is admitted to practice in England and Wales and qualified in 1998. He has a MA in law from Robinson College Cambridge, where he won the George Long and Victor Chu prizes. He received a Post-graduate diploma in Copyright and Related Rights from King's College, London, in 1999.
Pro bono and community involvement
Steve has worked pro bono for organisations including Save the Children and PLAN International, is a member of the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility committee and is the partner representative on the firm's pro bono committee.