Our Technology and Sourcing team

uses its understanding of the technology sector to deliver cost-effective and innovate solutions for both suppliers and consumers.

Groundbreaking Matters

"They have excellent knowledge of the subject matter and their clients' needs. They have an ability to provide pragmatic and commercial advice."

Chambers Gloabal 2016

"They cope with the complexity of issues very easily and interact between departments very well."

Chambers Gloabal 2016

Technology & Sourcing

Our team can advise you on a broad range of sector-related issues, including:

  • ICT infrastructure.
  • Services integration and aggregation.
  • Continuity services.
  • E-commerce.
  • Software licensing and distribution.
  • Procurement.
  • Data protection and privacy.
  • Intellectual property issues.
  • Telecommunications.
  • Contract management.
  • We are appointed by Nedbank Limited on a long term retainer arrangement (which continues to remain in place) assisting the bank with the drafting and negotiation of all its technology sourcing agreements and related electronic communications and telecommunications advice, including advising on major transactions relating to various software upgrade programmes and its ERP software roll-out and Oracle software arrangements.

  • Assisting Ndalo Luxury Ventures (Proprietary) Limited with the drafting and negotiation of its public relations and supplier agreements.

  • Advising clients on the interpretation of specific terms of a telecommunications outsourcing agreement relating to LAN and WAN services. Our opinion was instrumental in achieving a favourable multi-million rand settlement for client.

  • Assisting clients with the vetting and negotiation of agreements relating to the licensing, implementation and ongoing services in respect of an ERP solution.

  • Advised clients in respect the termination of their current IT outsourcing service arrangement and agreements relating to the transition to and conclusion of their new IT outsourcing service arrangements.

  • Advised a client in respect of its tender requirements and proposed agreement relating to its IT outsourcing service arrangement. This matter involved the outsource of the client's functions (including desktop, server and network services) and will involve evaluation and analysis of bidder responses during the bid process and ongoing detailed negotiations post award of the tender to the successful bidder.

  • Advised a client on a project concerning an end to end outsource (with operations across multiple countries in Africa and Europe) of all of its ICT requirements on the basis of an ICT service that is fully commoditised, fully flexible, full utility type model, fully scalable, provided when required, to the extent required and at the service level required at individual business unit level. We advised on and handling all aspects of, the contractual structuring, drafting, negotiation and finalisation of the end to end outsource agreement. This involved a complex agreement for an end-to-end IT outsource arrangement with features that are "first of their kind" in South Africa.

  • Assisted clients with various online and mobile banking services agreements.
  • Chambers Global 2009-2017 ranks our practice in Band 1: IT & Telecommunications.