Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP; Leeds, UK
Michael Peeters is a UK-based information technology lawyer. His 24 year career started with Clifford Chance but 17 years ago he set up an IT law team with Pinsent Masons LLP where he now works with a team of 120 technology lawyers, one of Europe's largest. Pinsent Masons LLP is widely recognised as one of the leading specialist technology law firms in the UK advising users and suppliers of technology products and services.
Pinsent Masons LLP is the firm behind OUT-LAW.COM, now apparently the most visited legal website in the world, with over 7,000 pages of free information, focusing on legal issues in IT and e-commerce.
Mr. Peeters’ team advises on all aspects of ICT law, but a major area is outsourcing; where Mr. Peeters leads on large scale IT outsourcing projects acting more often for the user/customer. Whilst the practice has an obvious bias to UK law and practice, it is increasingly an EU wide practice with alliances across Europe and clients from outside the EU requiring an EU-wide view.
Mr. Peeters is a Board Member of the Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and a regular speaker at international IT law events.