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Ian Stevens


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Ian is a partner in our Technology and Sourcing team, leads our Fintech group and is one of the leaders of our firm’s technology, media and communications (TMC) sector group.

Ian specialises in advising on outsourcing, offshoring and shared services (both BPO and ITO), procurement, logistics and other strategic or complex commercial contracts, ventures and arrangements. He also advises extensively on the procurement, exploitation and supply of technology, including digital transformation, new operating models, platforms and the deployment of open banking, payments, cloud, machine learning, robotics, automation and blockchain solutions, cyber security and data protection.

Ian is independently recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers as a leading outsourcing expert and is ranked as a “Star Lawyer” in IT by Acritas.  He has extensive experience advising customers and suppliers across a wide range of sectors, with a focus on those operating in regulated sectors including financial services, energy and utilities and TMC.  His clients include some of the largest global suppliers of technology and services and major financial services, energy and utilities firms and a wide range of scale-up and start-up businesses, including members of the firm’s equIP incubator programme.

  Ian is CMS’s representative to the Global Sourcing Association and TechUK, where he is a member of a number of special interest groups and committees, sits on the Financial Markets Law Committee’s FinTech scoping forum and the Digital Leadership Forum’s AI for good steering committee, and is a member of the IAPP, SCL and the iTech Law Outsourcing Committee.  

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"The 'very impressive' is lauded for his work in financial services, although he also offers considerable expertise in the energy and TMC sectors."


"It was a difficult deal and Ian and his team managed it exceptionally well”.


"exceptionally good" and "easy to work with".

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • A leading global insurer on its multi center, business critical, regulated EMEA life and pensions administration outsourcing arrangements.
  • A global technology company on the compliance (including local regulatory, cyber security and data protection) and international launch of new cloud-based products and services and its participation in G-Cloud and the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace.
  • A UK energy network operator on its business transformation programme.
  • A payments solution provider on the digital transformation of its customer engagement model and commercialisation of its platform on an ‘as a service’ basis.
  • A leading clearing bank on the white labelling of a FinTech platform to create a stand-alone digital SME lending platform. 
  • An InsurTech firm on the supply of a cloud-based machine learning platform to the Lloyd’s Market.
  • A scale-up FinTech on its target operating model, customer terms, data protection compliance and open banking solution.
  • A leading retail park operator on its rewards programme and GDPR compliance.
  • A number of the UK’s largest pension funds on GDPR compliance and the procurement of administration, actuarial and consultancy services.
  • Multiple clients on strategic software procurements and related services.
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Memberships & Roles

  • iTechLaw
  • Financial Markets Law Committee (FinTech)
  • Digital Leadership Forum
  • Global Sourcing Association
  • TechUK
  • The Society for Computers and Law
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
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