Sam De Silva
Partner and Head of the IT and Outsourcing Practice, Pennington Manches LLP; Oxford, United Kingdom
Dr. Sam De Silva is a Partner and the Head of the IT and Outsourcing practice at leading UK law firm, Penningtons Manches LLP. He is the only private practice lawyer in the UK to be appointed to the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts. Dr. De Silva is also the UK solicitor representative on the IT Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), the Chairperson on the Law Society’s Technology and Law Reference Group and is on the Global Board of Trustees for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
He is one of the few UK solicitors who is a Fellow of CIPS (FCIPS), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Dr. De Silva has had in-house industry legal experience having been seconded to Accenture UK for 9 months as a Senior Legal Counsel. He is recognized as a leading individual for IT in the most recent editions of the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.
As well as being a qualified English law solicitor, Dr. De Silva is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.