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Nicholas Pascoe
Partner
I assist business and government clients with contracts for their information and communications technology (ICT) as well as their outsourcing and commercial procurement needs. I also have a long track record of drafting, negotiating and advising on these types of deals.
  • +61 2 9921 8809
  • +61 403 857 529

My focus is on providing practical solutions to contracting challenges, using my global experience to bring valuable insights to different projects. 

I am also known for advising on the ICT aspects of major M&A and asset recycling transactions, and have helped many clients manage the ICT risks arising from these deals.

 

Career highlights

  • NSW Government – advised on the competitive tender process to award the next licence to operate the centralised monitoring system for electronic gaming machines in NSW
  • NSW Government – negotiated funding arrangements with three major telecommunications companies to extend mobile coverage in key black spots in regional NSW  
  • Ausgrid – advised on the NSW Government’s retail electricity disposal project and associated transitional arrangements
  • Advised a major financial institution on data centre consolidation and outsourcing arrangements across 10 jurisdictions in Asia
  • Negotiated a managed private cloud outsourcing transaction for a major global insurer, for use across its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa 
  • Helped several major clients with global IT infrastructure outsourcing transactions 
  • Advised state governments on ICT and business separation matters in relation to the long-term lease of five major Australian ports 
  • Negotiated separation and transitional arrangements for the sale of Lloyds Banking Group’s Australian lending business to Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Advised key clients on contractual arrangements with major ICT vendors such as DXC Technology, Fujitsu, IBM, Infosys, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Telstra, including on responses to software audits
     

Publications

  • Borgese, A & Pascoe, N 2016, ‘Australia: Outsourcing 2016’, in S Shooter & M Leach (eds.), The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Outsourcing 2016, 1st edn, Global Legal Group, London.