Nicholas Pascoe
Partner, Sydney
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.

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
  • Recognised for his expertise in Best Lawyers in Information Technology Law.


  • 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. 

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