Antony Bott

MA Hons

Areas of Specialisation

  • outsourcing
  • procurement
  • commercial negotiation
  • information technology


  • Cambridge University MA (Hons) in Economics (1992)
  • Solicitor, England&Wales: Admitted March 1997

Antony provides legal and consultancy advice to major organisations on a broad range of matters including technology procurement, outsourcing, software development, managed network services, telecommunications, webhosting and data warehousing.

Specific examples of Antony’s work include advising a world-leading pharmaceuticals company throughout its global facilities management outsourcing, assisting an Australasian high-street bank on a core banking replacement, and managing the competitive tender process for a private healthcare group as part of its procurement of network and mobile services. He has advised on global managed services transactions with multinational customers in the banking, financial, legal, insurance and energy industries and has helped clients in strategic reviews of their software deployment and licence compliance. He has extensive experience in responding to lengthy RFP documents, and in the negotiation and drafting of managed services deals and associated service level agreements, advising on all stages of such deals from initial planning to post-contract management.

Antony also has considerable experience working as a consultant, leveraging his legal training to provide commercial and strategic advice on large technology deals, and he is familiar with working as the focus of multi-disciplinary units, actively liaising between project teams, senior management, strategic sourcing, in-house legal functions and external legal advisors. While engaged on such roles he has had active involvement in bidder management, functional requirement scoping, business case creation, bid evaluation, and both internal and external communication and negotiation.

Antony was recently a central part of the legal team awarded the 2010 European Outsourcing Association award for multi-source deal of the year.

Antony has an economics degree from the University of Cambridge, and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters in London. When not working with technology he likes to use IT ‘recreationally’, and is also an avid basketball player.