Jordans Corporate Law, a Vistra company, has bolstered its niche position within the fast-evolving technology sector with the appointment of Declan Goodwin.
Declan, an experienced commercial technology lawyer, will lead the firm’s newly established Technology practice. He will support customers with intellectual property transactions, outsourcing, data protection and competition law and will be based in the firm’s Bristol office.
He brings a wealth of expertise to the firm, having advised clients in connection with complex technology projects and strategic procurements, often associated with implementing new technology within a business.
This new position has been created to reinforce Jordans’ own commercial offering as well as enable Declan to play a part within Vistra’s worldwide client base.
Declan qualified in 2010 and has spent 10 years working in Bristol, most recently at Top 30 UK law firm Osborne Clarke. He joins Jordans Corporate Law after spending several months on secondment to assist a client with launching a blockchain-based product.
Jordans Corporate Law’s Managing Director, Debbie Farman said: “Declan’s appointment is an important strategic move for the firm, as well as another statement of our intent to expand into new areas. His knowledge, expertise and proven track record opens new avenues of growth – and with Vistra’s global presence, we can expand our international services to clients in the technology sector as well as all our other clients when they engage in tech projects.
“What particularly makes Declan a great fit for our team is his innovative thinking and proactive approach, and he has been recognised by clients for defusing the tense negotiations that can often arise when businesses adopt new technology by focusing on ‘what's important’. We are thrilled to have him on board.’’
Declan adds: “As always, it’s an exciting time to work in the tech sector – but it really is evolving very rapidly at the moment, and that presents major opportunities as well as challenges. The sector is currently quickly delivering revolutionary, exciting and often disruptive products and services, and
traditional sectors like finance, insurance, property and transport are all embracing new technology at a rapid pace.
“As a result, companies across industry sectors face increasing challenges to stay ahead of their competitors. I’m looking forward to helping Jordans’ and Vistra’s wide and varied client base to access the tech market and navigate through this rapidly changing landscape.”
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Jordans Corporate Law is part of Vistra. Ranked in the top four trust, corporate and funds service providers globally, Vistra is a versatile group of professionals, providing a uniquely broad range of services and solutions. The firm’s capabilities span across company formations to trust, fiduciary, corporate and private client services, and fund administration. Vistra employs over 4,000 employees in 80 offices across 46 jurisdictions.
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