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IT Contracts and Dispute Management

A Practitioner’s Guide to the Project Lifecycle Steven Baker, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, London, Lawrence Akka QC, 20 Essex Street, London and Rachel Glass, Bird & Bird LLP, London, UK
IT Contracts and Dispute Management addresses the law relating to technology projects and the practical, procedural and legal issues which arise at each stage. The authors draw on extensive personal experience of successfully managing IT project disputes from their initial stage through to resolution through a range of dispute resolution mechanisms. Being the only published work in this area relating to English law, the book will be a valuable resource to lawyers acting in connection with procuring an IT project or advising clients on avoidance and resolution of IT project disputes.
Extent: c 464 pp
Hardback Price: $225.00 Web: $202.50
Publication Date: March 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78471 011 8
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  • Law - Professional
  • Commercial Law
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law
IT Contracts and Dispute Management provides in-depth analysis of the legal issues that customers and suppliers involved in a technology project can face at each of its critical stages. The authors offer a practitioner’s-eye view of both the impact of those issues and how to resolve them or minimise their effect.

Key features include:

• guidance on all stages of a technology project presented in the order in which they typically occur

• discussion of the tender process, preparation of contract terms and project delivery

• advice on how to manage commonly occurring issues, such as delayed delivery

• insight into potential methods of project ‘resuscitation’ when difficulties arise

• advice on ‘end of project’ issues, including termination options, formal resolution of disputes and quantification of losses

• first-hand insights drawing on the authors’ extensive personal experiences throughout.

Being the only published work in this area relating to English law, this book will be a valuable resource for lawyers in private practice who are advising clients on the avoidance or resolution of disputes arising from IT projects. It will also be of great interest to in-house legal counsel who advise that part of their business responsible for procuring, supplying, or managing an IT project.
‘This book presents a much needed treatise on technology project contracts, filling a significant gap in the market. The authors bring clarity and structure to the complex legal issues which often arise in the procurement and performance of IT contracts, as well as providing practical guidance on the avoidance or resolution of disputes arising from IT projects. This work should become a primary resource not only for in-house and external practitioners but also for project directors responsible for IT contracts.’
– Atanu Sarkar, Group General Counsel, Tech Mahindra Group

‘Brilliant! A must read for those involved in any disputes. The authors have masterfully woven an expose of the law with pragmatic and practical steps that a party should consider whilst working through a dispute.’
– Jeevan D'Silva, General Counsel, T-Systems Limited