UK: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP Advises Marconi On £450 Million IT Outsourcing
Last Updated: 11 June 2003

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has advised Marconi on its ten year outsourcing agreement for the management of its internal IT and network systems to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). The agreement covers Marconi's global operations with the exception of its Asia Pacific and Middle East regions and Marconi's UK-based Interactive Systems business.

British Telecommunications (BT), a subcontractor to CSC through this agreement, will also provide networking services to Marconi, including the provision of local and wide area networking, voice and conferencing services, as well as global remote access facilities.

CSC and BT will also buy a large part of Marconi's worldwide IT and network assets for £26.3 million. Approximately 360 Marconi IT staff based across Europe, Africa and the Americas are expected transfer employment to CSC and BT as part of the arrangements.

IT partner Andrew Scott led the Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP team assisted by Chris Murphy. Trefor John advised on the UK tax aspects, Julian Roskill and Catherine Duff advised on the UK employment aspects, Julie Shuttleworth on the UK pensions aspects and Jane Dagnall on the UK real estate aspects of the transaction. Foreign legal advice was provided from a range of sources, including Marconi's internal legal function and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw's European and US offices.

CSC was advised by its in-house counsel, Gawie Nienaber and BT was advised by its in-house team and Bird & Bird.

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Scott, Partner: 020 7782 8884
Angela Woodruff, Media Relations Manager: 020 7782 8804

About Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is one of the 10 largest law practices in the world with 13 offices worldwide, including representations in the world's major financial centres; London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York. Our London office consists of over 90 partners, 300 lawyers and a total staff of nearly 600. We deliver multi-jurisdictional advice to the world's leading companies, financial institutions and multinational businesses.
  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is a combination of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP (an English limited liability partnership) and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (a US general partnership).

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