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.
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.
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