Technology

Technology continues to change in terms of what is available and how we want to use and interact with it. 

This change undoubtedly brings significant benefit in the way businesses can operate and how they interact with their customers. Equally there are many potential pitfalls including security, different geographic laws, protection of intellectual property and data that need to be addressed.

Our Technology Team is nationally recognised for the quality of its advice and its sector understanding and expertise when assisting businesses in dealing with their IT requirements. Whether it is advising a supplier or a customer, the team will be able to assist you on not only identifying potential problems but also in finding the best way of over coming them. A number of our lawyers have spent much of their careers in the IT sector and so are able to offer pragmatic, cost-effective solutions for any project.

Work handled includes advising on software, hardware, maintenance and support contracts, escrow, cloud solutions and NFC (near field communication) agreements. We also work closely with a number of organisations on prepayment, smart meter and online payment and processing systems.

We have commissioned research on technology within retail. Click here to download the full report for more insight into the shopping landscape of the future, the challenges that retailers and tech suppliers face, and the solutions that will enable them to unlock success.

Relevant Experience
  • Advising US clean tech giant Sensus on its agreement with Arqiva for the roll-out of electricity and gas smart meters to more than 10,000,000 users in the UK.

  • Advising Eden Ventures in respect of the sale of social media marketing platform UberVu to Hootsuite.

  • Advising Notion Capital in respect of the sale of rapid fulfilment service Shutl to eBay Inc.

  • Advising the Post Office on high level data protection and information security.

  • Advising Sunday Times Tech Track 100 client, Dynmark International, in relation to its leading cloud based mobile messaging and intelligence platform.

  • Managing worldwide trademark portfolios for L’Artisan Parfumeur and Penhaligon’s, comprising around 1,000 trademarks and designs across the globe.