Conor Ward




Conor is Consultant with the international law firm Hogan Lovells (where he was a partner between 1998 and 2014), practising exclusively in contentious and non-contentious aspects of computers and communications law.  In the 1980s he worked as development programmer at IBM United Kingdom Laboratories.  He also qualified as a barrister.
His work has included advising in relation to numerous outsourcing transactions, Cloud Computing and SaaS projects, systems development and integration contracts as well as acting for clients in various disputes involving failed projects.  He also has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to cyber-security and dealing with the aftermath of security breaches including acting in civil litigation and criminal prosecutions relating to computer hacking

He is the chair of the Cloud Industry Legal Forum  and is also a Visiting Industry Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.  Conor is recognised in both Chambers and the Legal 500 legal directories as one of the leading IT lawyers in the UK.