Technology

Your Cross Border Tech Experts

Our London team specialises in representing Chinese tech companies in the UK and Europe and UK/European tech companies entering markets across our network.

In particular, the London office specialises in supporting international clients into China. Our London experts have decades of experience in dealing with China and are supported by our outstanding China technology practice, which is known for its deep industry knowledge, strategic thinking, technical advice, commerciality and bench strength.

We help international clients to navigate China. Our clients know that they can come to us for the full spectrum of tech advice. From IP rights and strategy, to partner due diligence, fundraising and joint ventures, to going it alone and establishing a 100% owned entity in China or Hong Kong.

Increasingly, many of our clients are digital in nature – SaaS companies, edtech, fintech, crypto – but we have also worked for many life science, automotive, immersive and advanced manufacturing companies.

We have helped many Chinese tech companies enter the UK and European market. Recently, KWM collaborated on a world-first fund for “deep tech” in China, advising London-listed IP Group plc (IP Group) on the signing of a JV agreement with China Everbright, a Chinese state-owned asset management company. The RMB fund has been established for investment into Deep Tech portfolio companies in China.

Our cross-border technology practice is known for the significant value it brings to clients beyond legal expertise. We are able to share market practice and strategic advice to our clients so that they can better protect themselves in unfamiliar markets.

A detailed understanding of the sector

Recent work highlights include advising the below companies on China market entry issues:

  • Coursera
  • eToro
  • Skillsoft
  • NPROXX
  • FIBOS
  • Link
  • Crypto.com
  • BASF
  • Bosch
  • FIBOS
  • Teamviewer
  • TrinamiX
  • Blue Prism
  • InDriver
  • Gelato
  • HERE
  • Xarvio