Hong Kong, August, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Morrison & Foerster announced that leading information technology and outsourcing attorneys Nigel Stamp and Gordon Milner have joined the firm as partners in Hong Kong and will be part of the firm’s global Technology Transactions Group. Mr. Stamp and Mr. Milner specialize in providing advice on matters related to information technology, intellectual property, e-business, and outsourcing.
“We are delighted to welcome one of China’s top technology transactions practices to our office,” said Ven Tan, Managing Partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. “The further growth of our technology transactions capability represents an important step for our expansion in the Chinese market. It signals the firm’s commitment to maintaining our position as the premier technology finance firm.”
Keith Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster, added, “Nigel and Gordon’s technology transactions practice will mesh nicely with our strong technology transactions practice in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Adding to this, their outsourcing expertise will be valuable to our clients, as China has become the base of choice for many service providers.”
Mr. Stamp brings broad expertise on matters connected to information technology, intellectual property, e-business, and digital media. He has advised some of the world’s leading financial institutions, technology suppliers and telecommunications companies, leading banks and a leading film company in Hong Kong. Mr. Stamp provides advice on all types of technology contracts and e-business ventures on the Internet. He has particular expertise in the provision of financial products and services over the Internet and digital interactive television services.
Mr. Milner provides advice on information technology law, intellectual property, e-business, and outsourcing. He has advised on a wide spectrum of technology-related matters, from major projects such as the establishment of the entire technology infrastructure for a new PRC bank to cutting-edge issues such as the protection of music and other copyright works on peer-to-peer filesharing networks. Mr. Milner has particular expertise in cross-border outsourcing in Asia and has advised clients on projects from traditional call center contracts to complex business process outsourcing arrangements. He also specializes in the field of ‘open source’ software and continues to be an active participant in public debates involving the HK government and major players in the software industry.
Mr. Stamp commented on joining Morrison & Foerster, “Morrison & Foerster is not only one of the world’s leading technology law firms, it also possesses a tremendous corporate platform. These were key factors in attracting us to the firm.”
Prior to their arrival at Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Stamp and Mr. Milner were with the Hong Kong office of Bird & Bird, where Mr. Stamp was head of the Communications, Media and Technology Group.
Morrison & Foerster’s cross-departmental Global Sourcing Group has over 60 experienced sourcing lawyers in its US, European and Asian offices to provide a seamless global service to clients considering IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, business transformation outsourcing, technology transformation, offshore services or strategic services.
Morrison & Foerster is a leading international law firm with a diversified presence in each of China’s major business centers: Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. With more than 55 US, PRC, and HK qualified lawyers, Morrison & Foerster’s China offices provide an integrated platform to advise clients on US, PRC, HK, and English law issues. Morrison & Foerster has been handling major matters in greater China for over twenty years, having opened its Hong Kong office in 1982. After opening the firm’s Beijing office in 1998, Morrison & Foerster became one of the first international law firms to receive approval from the PRC Ministry of Justice to open a second office in China and opened its Shanghai office in March 2003.