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John C. Buyers

Partner, Osborne Clarke; London, United Kingdom

John Buyers leads Osborne Clarke’s Commercial team. He is a commercial outsourcing and information technology specialist with more than twenty years’ experience of large-scale transactions.

Mr. Buyers has a diverse practice, which also includes exposure to Middle Eastern markets in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. His main specialization includes Financial Services sector IT and outsourcing transactions that are highly regulated. He has extensive experience of PPI (payment protection insurance) and IRD (interest rate derivative) remediation outsourcing, advising on the outsourcing of both the Royal Bank of Scotland’s and Northern Rock’s complaint portfolio. He structured and devised the UK’s first Sharia’h compliant outsourcing, which was to set up the UK’s first dedicated Sharia’h compliant insurer, Principle Insurance Holdings, and set up an innovative on-line portal mandated by the UK Government’s Ministry of Justice that handles all of the UK’s routine road traffic accident claims. He is currently engaged on advising a client on the implementation of a number of outsourced cloud computing frameworks.

Mr. Buyers’ team won the UK’s National Outsourcing Association’s Outsourcing Advisor of the Year award in 2009 and was shortlisted for the same award in 2011. He is a member of the editorial board of Outsource magazine.