Conexus Law recruits EY Director Chris Perrin

Conexus Law has recruited EY director Chris Perrin as a partner. Chris, an experienced commercial technology and data lawyer with FTSE 100 in-house credentials, will be the firm’s third partner. He will join on 11 April as head of the Commercial, Technology & Data team to meet client demand for complex commercial technology contracts including business process and IT outsourcing; SaaS; IT hosting, support and maintenance; software development and emerging technologies.

Chris joins from the Commercial and Digital team of EY Law in London where he provided high value strategic commercial technology advice to a wide variety of technology and technology-enabled businesses and was a leader for the UK & Ireland in strategic procurement and outsourcing. Chris was previously head of legal, technology and broadcast operations at ITV via career progression at Fieldfisher and Nabarro LLP (now CMS).

Ed Cooke, managing partner Conexus Law said: “Chris’s career background – a dedicated pedigree in technology combined with an entrepreneurial drive and a fascination with emerging technology – make him a perfect partner for Conexus Law. With proven client service skills and experience of working globally with a variety of professionals to deliver client demand, Chris will be working with our existing clients and leading the development of our commercial, technology and data offerings. We’re thrilled he is joining our leadership team at such a pivotal time.”

Chris Perrin said “A pioneering firm with a passion for technology that matches my own presents a unique career opportunity for me. What Conexus Law clients and lawyers have in common is a total focus on existing, emerging and new technologies. Meanwhile, the firm’s successful operating model really does take advantage of everything technology can offer. There is so much potential here to deliver innovative legal solutions in cutting edge space. I’m looking forward to joining this ambitious top-quality team and taking a lead role in achieving its exciting vision.”

Conexus Law is a rapidly growing boutique law firm working exclusively with clients operating at the intersection of the built environment, technology and people. The firm was founded by Ed Cooke, ex-DLA and Bird & Bird partner, with a strong following of data centre clients. Head of construction Earle Brady was appointed partner last year after career roles at DLA Piper and Addleshaw Goddard. Conexus Law is steadily building a team of partners and specialist lawyers to support its growth, with other recent appointments including ESG specialist Jane Pittaway and commercial and data privacy lawyer Andrew Elishahoff.

For more information please contact Ed Cooke on 0207 390 0280.