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Technology

Industry insight and unrivalled technical expertise

You need advice from lawyers who have made a deep investment in understanding the technology sector. We work with corporate clients who are procuring and implementing business-critical IT systems and with some of the leading providers of IT consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services. We understand the flexibility that is required to sustain an outsourcing arrangement over the medium to long term and craft contracts which deliver that for clients.

Clients who benefit from our expertise in the law relating to the information technology sector include:

  • Leading international technology consulting and IT outsourcing providers
  • Cloud service providers
  • Major software developers
  • International pharmaceutical, medicine, aerospace and consumer goods manufacturers
  • Multinational telecommunications companies
  • e-commerce businesses
  • Broadcasting and media organisations
  • Major banks, financial institutions and insurers
  • Government and science, technology and research organisations.

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International expertise – including China

Our law firm has one of the leading international technology teams – and we’re in many of the most exciting markets in the world. Our broad presence across China truly sets us apart as the firm that can help domestic clients and international clients expanding their presence in China. Our experience, though, goes far broader than China.

We advise on all forms of contracts relating to technology and related regulatory issues, including:

  • Agency, distribution and franchising
  • Manufacturing
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Warehousing and logistics
  • Technology transfer
  • Research and development
  • Digital commerce
  • Marketing, sponsorship and advertising
  • Outsourcing – in its various forms
  • Systems integration
  • Consumer legislation
  • Supply agreements
  • Contractual joint ventures and partnering agreements
  • Terms and conditions of sale and purchase
  • Trademark, copyright, patent and know-how licences and assignments
  • Confidentiality
  • Facilities management.   
"I always know I’m going to get a certain level of quality: I’m not worried who’s going to be put on the matter as everyone’s very good."

Chambers

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

The European venture capital funds regime (EuVECA) is a helpful initiative for venture capital fund managers, and proposed changes by the EU Commission to improve take up should be welcomed.

14 October 2016

The European Commission has formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield; however will this provide legal certainty for transatlantic data transfers?

19 July 2016

The European Commission’s proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to address some of the key e-commerce concerns the Commission had previously identified.

21 June 2016

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016