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Steve Holmes co-leads Baker McKenzie’s global and EMEA IP, technology and data teams. Steve is rated by the UK legal directories as a leading lawyer in the outsourcing, telecoms and technology categories, which state:

"Steve Holmes has a proven way of cutting through the noise and is collaborative in getting deals done". (Chambers UK, 2024, Information Technology and Outsourcing)

"He is very commercial and experienced . . . He is definitely someone you want on your side in a tough negotiation." (Chambers UK, 2020, Telecoms).

“Steve is a superstar. He builds rapport like no one I've ever seen and gets deals done efficiently and with finesse." "He's one of the top lawyers in the outsourcing market" (Chambers UK, 2020, Outsourcing).

"Very strong." "Excellent academically and commercially." (Chambers UK, 2020, Information Technology).

“Steve Holmes brings a combination of expert and commercially relevant analysis that is very much appreciated.” (Legal 500, 2020, IT and Telecoms).

Clients commend his "wealth of experience in the IT world and for his understanding of where the market is and where the technology is developing," and comment that “his customer service is great and he challenges us to think creatively." (Chambers UK, 2019, Information Technology).

5G is helping to drive important business opportunities with its high-speed connections, ultra-low latency, and ability to transmit huge volumes of data and enable simultaneous connections with multiple devices. As businesses seek to leverage 5G technology, find out sazwwhat blind spots exist and how connected solutions can help.

Digital transformation is here to stay. Cloud services and the use of data are accelerating and DT programs evolving as businesses adapt to the current pandemic and position themselves to remain competitive. Data remains a crucial asset in the digital economy with its collection, storage, location, analysis and protection all critical to success. The latest Baker McKenzie Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey provides compelling insights on digital transformation trends.

The latest iteration of our annual Digital Transformation and Cloud Survey features insights from 500 global respondents, who cite heightened attention on and investment in cybersecurity, AI and the cloud as indicators of digital transformation being an integral part of enterprise thinking and planning. In this report, we provide these results together with insights from our almost decade of surveying the marketplace and thought leadership in digital transformation and cloud.

On 27 May 2020, the European Commission put forward its proposal for a European Recovery Plan (ERP)1 with a new EUR 750 billion funding via its financial recovery instrument, called the “Next Generation EU” which would be funded by borrowing on the financial markets2. If approved by the Member States,…

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