During his career, Kristof has advised global technology suppliers, major IT-buyers, software companies and public sector bodies with almost any type of technology and sourcing transaction that exists, ranging from global application management outsourcing, multi-jurisdictional business process outsourcing to the creation of standard suites of agreements and cloud computing advice. Kristof has also assisted clients with major IT-litigation cases.

Examples of typical projects include:

  • Advising a global technology company in the framework of a major ERP implementation project by a European Institution
  • Advising a government company in the framework of the procurement of data centre outsourcing services
  • Advising a global life sciences company in connection with five major multi-jurisdictional outsourcing agreements, including an application support outsourcing and an HR business process outsourcing
  • Advising clients regarding their cloud strategy, including the review of cloud contracts, the negotiation of such contracts and the drafting of cloud 'overlay' contracts
  • Advising on a multi-jurisdictional F&A business process outsourcing between a leading technology company and an international bank
  • Drafting and negotiating an offshore application development and maintenance agreement between a payroll service provider and one of the largest offshore service providers in India
  • Assisted a world leader in the packaging industry in the preparation and negotiation of a global telecom deal following which all of its sites transferred all of their telecom service requirements (data, fixed and mobile) to a single supplier
  • Provided assistance to a Belgian public company on a dispute following termination for cause of a public procurement contract for the major development of customised software. This case is unique both in terms of technical complexity (eg thousands of pages of meeting reports, test reports, etc) and in terms of complexity of the underlying legal issues (eg government contracting terms), particularly regarding the unprecedented termination of a public procurement contract of such value, duration and importance