Sunday, October 22, 2017


Law firm forms data center, cloud army across North America, Europe and Asia



New team of lawyers to work on data privacy and security, intellectual property, licensing, and IT outsourcing.

Global law firm Bryan Cave has set a data centre and cloud infrastructure team amid the exponential growth in the data centre and cloud industries which is being followed by a series of legal hardships as data privacy and other regulations are rapidly changing.

Bryan Cave, which has more than 900 lawyers in 26 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, said the new team will work within its Real Estate Client Service Group.

The multidisciplinary team will draw from diverse practice areas such as data privacy and security, intellectual property, licensing, and IT outsourcing.

In addition, it will also represent clients across the full range of unique projects that fall within the data centre and cloud infrastructure realm.

The team’s leader, Jim Grice, partner in the Kansas City office, said: “We are excited to make available to our clients a team of lawyers with such diverse experience within the data centre and cloud infrastructure field.

“Our team is composed of nearly 40 lawyers from a variety of transactional, litigation and regulatory practice backgrounds who collectively can offer the full spectrum of legal services and advice that our clients have come to expect and depend on.

“We recognise that the complexity and the stakes of this industry have continued to grow, and so too has the need for sophisticated counsel who have a true understanding of the issues that matter to our clients, the experience necessary to help them achieve their goals, and a track record of delivering results on the matters that mean the most to them.”