Technology is a powerful force driving business change, innovation and flexibility. Today, digital disruption and disaggregation crosses sector lines, upending traditional models and creating new economies. We understand how to apply digital regulatory frameworks to evolving technologies to help you adapt to a changing digital world.
Our technology group exemplifies our cross-disciplinary approach to delivering sector-driven, multi-layered technical, commercial and regulatory expertise advising on exploiting cutting-edge technologies.
Our lawyers have spent their careers advising technology vendors, customers, entrepreneurs and investors to help them achieve their vision, maximise their opportunities and navigate the pitfalls and risks that come with technology driven disruption and transformation.
We’re at the forefront of helping companies at all stages of growth harness the potential of technologies impacting their sectors, including AI, extended reality, IoT, digital infrastructure, content distribution, blockchain, gaming, big data and communications technologies.
We’re very proud of our deep understanding of our chosen sectors. This experience makes us skilled at understanding new and evolving technologies, interpret risks and regulatory challenges, and helping you harness value through change. We apply this mindset to every technology challenge you face, whatever your business, allowing us to deliver innovative, commercial and technical advice. Our deep sector focus is our greatest strength and best value-add.
In addition to disrupting sectors of the economy, new technologies are also disrupting the application of the surrounding legal and regulatory frameworks, presenting both challenges and opportunities to industry. We’re also across the latest developments in digital markets and digital services regulation in the UK and EU to keep you one step ahead.
We can help with:
- IT and business process outsourcing and procurement
- Cloud computing and managed services arrangements
- Technology investments, transactions and due diligence
- Blockchain solutions and collaborations
- Transition services arrangements
- Network infrastructure
- Technology development and integrations
- Digital economy regulatory advisory, such as data privacy, AI, digital services and digital markets regulation, online harms and competition.
Our technology group is backed by experts across the firm in complementary areas such as IP protection, telecoms, competition, corporate, tax, gaming, financial regulation, consumer protection, advertising and litigation.
At the same time we’re pioneers in using technology to provide more innovative and efficient legal services too.
We launched IR35 Manager, a holistic compliance solution to support businesses carry out accurate IR35 employment status assessments and communicate assessment outcomes to contractors. Incopro (the tech business we co-founded) has changed the face of brand protection in the digital world by using algorithms to maintain site blocking orders and to detect and enforce against IP infringement online. Both these solutions are not only more effective, they save us – and our clients – time and money.
The digital world creates new legal challenges every day and into tomorrow. No matter whether you’re a start-up or a global company, we’d be delighted to utilise our sector experience and legal expertise to help you.