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Portrait of Ruby Khan


Ruby is a partner in the commercial, intellectual property and IT team in London. She has over a decade of experience in advising customers and suppliers on a range of commercial projects, with a particular focus on outsourcing, logistics and supply-chain management. Her expertise encompasses business process outsourcing, managed services arrangements and IT outsourcing as well as distribution, facilities, and technology projects spanning the consumer products, financial, professional services and technology sectors.

Ruby also has experience of complex, high-value contracts relating to the commercialisation of ‘soft’ intellectual property rights, such as agreements for the licensing and transfer of intellectual property. She advises international consumer products businesses from regulated industry sectors including e-cigarettes, beverages and caffeinated goods on domestic and EU regulation covering packaging, labelling content and advertising.

She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2017 from a leading international law firm and has worked in-house for General Electric, Inc whilst on secondment from a Magic Circle firm where she initially practised.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a global investment management firm on various IT and outsourcing projects including procurement and integration projects for cashless payment vending services and the re-negotiation of counter party manager software and managed services.
  • Representing Europe’s largest home improvement retailer on the renegotiation of its cross-border telecommunication services with a third party supplier.
  • Acting for an international consumer goods company on a range of advisory work relating to electronic cigarette product regulation and logistics and supply chain management.
  • Advising the leading UK standards body on the renegotiation of its 10 year IT outsourcing arrangements with a third party supplier.

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