Sue McLean is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Technology practice in London. Sue co-chairs Baker McKenzie’s FinTech group in London and co-leads the EMEA Financial Institutions Industry Group.
Sue has been advising on technology projects for over 20 years. She advises clients on a wide range of technology matters, including outsourcing, cloud, digital transformation, technology procurement, development and licencing, m/e-commerce, AI, blockchain and data privacy. Sue also advises on the commercial, technology and intellectual property aspects of M&A transactions and joint ventures. Her clients include some of the world’s best known tech companies and multinational corporations. She also enjoys working with emerging and growth companies.
Sue is ranked in Legal500 as a Next Generation Partner for IT & Telecoms and a Leading Lawyer for TMT and FinTech.
Sue is a trustee of the Society for Computers and Law and founder and chair of the SCL Women in Tech Law network.
Contribution to Legal Tech
Sue is one of Baker McKenzie’s Innovation Ambassadors. Sue regularly presents on legal tech and innovation to firm clients and colleagues at the firm.
Outside the firm, Sue actively supports innovation across the legal sector, in particular, as partner lead for the Barclays Eagle Labs LawTech hub. In the last 12 months, Sue has attended regular meetings with Barclays and the hub partners and supported a range of events, including appearing as a panelist at the Future of Women in Legal event in 2019. Sue has introduced various legal tech introduced via the hub to the firm’s innovation team.
Sue is also a member of the City of London’s LawTech sounding board. The board was created to gather views on how to increase the adoption of legal technology in the financial and professional services sector.
In her SCL role, Sue organized a legal tech panel at the SCL Annual Conference 2019 to highlight developments.