Mike Pierides
PartnerMorgan Lewis & Bockius
Mike’s practice encompasses a wide breadth of commercial and technology transactions. He advises on major outsourcings, strategic restructurings following divestments or acquisitions, and technology-specific transactions such as licensing and “as a service” arrangements. He is also active advising on new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. Within the financial services sector, he advises a wide range of clients, including retail banks, investment banks, investment managers, payments providers, and others. Mike has also worked at the intersection of financial services compliance and technology, advising clients on their related systems and compliance procedures. Mike represents both customers and suppliers, allowing him to bring opposing parties’ perspectives to transactions. His key experience includes representing a global bank on the restructuring of its multi-jurisdictional hosting arrangements, representing clients in the procurement of ‘hybrid’ IT arrangements, including private and public cloud arrangements, and advising a global asset manager on the restructuring of its service and customer contracts following a corporate divestment.