Ian Edwards#1364

Ian Edwards

Partner, Bird & Bird

Ian is a Partner in Bird & Bird's Commercial Group in London.

He provides commercial advice on a wide range of outsourcing, technology and other projects, acting for both customers and suppliers. He has worked with clients in a diverse range of sectors, including financial services, energy, IT and telecommunications.

Ian's outsourcing experience includes advising on all aspects of the outsourcing life cycle, from RFP development and supplier selection, through the contract negotiation phase, to ongoing contract management and renegotiation.

Ian regularly advises on large-scale technology projects, including procurement, development and integration projects, and ongoing service arrangements. He has also advised on various supply, distribution, ageny and franchising arrangements.

Contributed to


Incentivising supplier performance under an outsourcing arrangement
Incentivising supplier performance under an outsourcing arrangement
Practice notes

This Practice Note analyses common methods of incentivising suppliers in outsourcing arrangements. It covers services credits, earn back, service bonuses, gain sharing and results-based contracting. It also addresses some general oversight arrangements including step-in, benchmarking and audit rights.

Practice Areas


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2001


  • Society for Computers & Law
  • National Outsourcing Association


  • University of Oxford: BA (Hons), 1998

If you expected to see yourself on this page, click here.