LONDON  Global law firm Reed Smith has today announced the appointment of Howard Womersley Smith as a partner in its IP, Tech & Data practice in the London office. Howard was previously a partner at Taylor Vinters. 

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Howard acts for financial services providers on both the customer side, in terms of their procurement of capital assets and day to day supplies, and on the supply side in terms of their financial product offerings. Howard also acts for suppliers into the financial services sector, particularly those who supply large scale procurement solutions on an outsourced basis. Howard also has a success record in having represented clients in the area of Data Protection and has recently advised several clients on their GDPR compliance programmes. 

He previously worked in-house at COLT Telecom and Standard Chartered Bank, where he was a global Head of Legal & Compliance for Commercial & Technology work. Howard spent five years working in Hong Kong and has an extensive network throughout Asia.