London – LAWFUEL – IT Law News – DLA Piper has been appointed by Bir…

London – LAWFUEL – IT Law News – DLA Piper has been appointed by Birds Eye Iglo Group to advise it in relation to a significant IT procurement.

Birds Eye Iglo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of frozen food with an annual turnover of in the region of £1billion, was acquired by Permira Funds in November 2006 from Unilever. As a consequence of this acquisition, Birds Eye Iglo will be implementing its own integrated IT infrastructure and engaging providers to assist with its ongoing operation.
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DLA Piper will assist Birds Eye Iglo in the negotiation of the contractual arrangements necessary to implement this IT infrastructure and thereafter outsource selected elements of its operation. DLA Piper partner Kit Burden and senior associate Duncan Pithouse successfully pitched for the work from Birds Eye Iglo.

Kit Burden a partner in DLA Piper’s Technology, Media and Commercial Group (TMC) said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Birds Eye Iglo to assist them on such a complex and critical project. This project illustrates the nature of work that the Technology & Sourcing team at DLA Piper regularly undertakes and we are looking forward to using our experience to deliver the results that Birds Eye Iglo need.”

Anthony Barratt, General Counsel for Birds Eye Iglo Group, said: “We are very pleased to be working with DLA Piper in delivering this business critical project. We were impressed by the depth of experience of Kit and his team and look forward to working together to bring this project to a successful and timely conclusion.”

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