Technology

Our Practice

Our dedicated global team of technology savvy lawyers maintain a close knowledge of the current issues and developments in the technology space - the economic drivers, the commercial concerns and business context in which legal and commercial issues are placed. This knowledge and understanding of the sector means we are perfectly positioned to anticipate and advise on any needs arising out of the pace of change.

We advise on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious technology issues and have significant experience in public procurement for large scale IT projects along with the more traditional outsourcing, software license and maintenance agreements. Clients range from government departments through to software providers and internet start-ups.

We advise internet service providers, start-up and established businesses on issues such as online contracts, branding, linking and framing, data protection, copyright and consumer protection as well as acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. We represent clients across the B2B and B2C sectors including banks, shopping portals and gaming sites. 

Experience

Amadeus IT Group SA

  • on a number of IT outsourcing agreements with its customers, including Alitalia.

Aon

  • in a £230m outsourcing joint venture with Indian supplier Xchanging in the first insurance broker back office claims administration outsourcing in Europe.

Google

  • on Middle East Telecoms and IT matters.

HMV

  • advised on the IP issues in the development with Microsoft of HMV’s online jukebox which allows HMV customers to find, buy, enjoy and manage their music online.

SanDisk

  • online sale of SanDisk’s products, content and services as well as various IP issues including copyright levies, patent litigation and trade mark issues in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

TiVo

  • on various data protection queries including a review of its privacy policy.

Verizon

  • co-ordinating advice across 72 jurisdictions on the application of financial services regulations if it were to rent or sell the equipment it provides to its customers as part of its managed network services in certain ways.

Veolia

  • in relation to its offshore IT outsourcing (relating to application and infrastructure management and development services) to Tata Consultancy Services.

Zain

  • assistance regarding International legal possible in case of tax gain issues in 6 African countries.