"Excellent capacity to run big-ticket, cutting-edge deals across multiple jurisdictions." Chambers UK, 2014

Technology

The Technology sector and sectors enabled by Technology (including media and communications) are fast moving; they move faster than the law.  As expert legal advisers in this area, we have both the knowledge across prevalent legal disciplines, as well as the understanding of current and emerging commercial models – ensuring our knowledge is well directed and enables our clients to achieve their objectives.

We act for investors (VC, corporates and PE), technology businesses (from emerging to mature) and their enterprise users (corporates and financial services institutions).  We have a global team of technology experts in our London, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Asian offices.  Our international teams serve clients wishing to access investment opportunities, capital markets or clients in our overseas offices and international network.  We are very well suited to support investors or technology businesses that need expert counsel in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The team have a focus on particular technology sub-specialisms, including FinTech, Information Technology, PropTech and AdTech, with combinations of lawyers working in each of these areas.  A wider technology focus ensures we are experienced in providing advice to our clients on Commercial arrangements, Intellectual Property protection and exploitation, Corporate Finance transactions, Structured Debt facilities, Data Privacy and other Regulatory matters, Litigation and Corporate Risk scenarios and Tax planning.

Latest examples of work

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      Provider of online prepaid payment methods

      Advised this leading digital wallet and stored value solutions provider on the development and enhancement of an award-winning system for the mobile transfer of money.

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      Insurance company

      Advised an insurance company on it taking an equity stake in a telematics business and on its data analytics agreement.

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      Large utility company

      Advised on a £500m ‘IT Alliance’ with a consortia of top tier suppliers.  It was one of the largest IT deals to come to the UK market in recent years.

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      Large UK bank

      Advised a large UK bank on its strategic IT infrastructure outsourcing arrangement with IBM.

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      Large London-based property group

      Advised a large London-based property group on an arrangement to implement a Wi-Fi service across its central London business estate.

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      London-based PropTech business

      Advised a company who provide a digital connectivity rating scheme for commercial buildings in London, on all aspects of its corporate set-up and commercial arrangements within the UK.

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      International retailer

      Advised an international retailer on the replacement of its high-value, group-wide media buying arrangement involving exit from the incumbent agency and putting in place a new contract with an agency.  We were involved from the start of the project and drafted all of the relevant documentation as well as leading the negotiations for our client with its commercial team.

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      Digital marketing business

      Advised on the AIM IPO of a digital marketing business, who provides artificial intelligence solutions for programmatic advertising in relation to online display, mobile, video and social advertising campaigns.

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