Technology & Communications
Few industries evolve more quickly than technology and communications, so protecting proprietary data and innovations, securing skilled staff, maximising contractual relationships and exploiting brand assets are critically important.
Our specialist technology team has a proven track record across all operational and strategic areas of our clients’ businesses, from innovative start-ups through to the most celebrated global brands in the sector. Our job is to help the players stay ahead of the game, providing legal and commercial advice which is as focused and forward-thinking as they are.
Technology and communications is a core sector for us, so we continue to invest heavily to ensure we provide market leading legal advice that helps our clients to stay at the cutting edge. Our specialists regularly advise on technology transactions ranging from cloud solutions, cross-border digital regulation, content sharing, managed services and outsourcing, to data protection, cyber security and public and private fundraising, as well as the employment, and intellectual property issues that keep our clients’ businesses running smoothly.
Brands & IP seminar: What is Blockchain? What are its applications for rights management?24 May 2018
A beginner’s guide to the technology, and highlighting some real world use cases for this transformational technology.
Cliff Fluet comments for The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland: AI - the legal and ethical minefield10 April 2018
In an article for The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Cliff Fluet discusses artificial intelligence (AI) and the tensions around intellectual property ownership.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for The Stack: Keeping top tech talent through immigration compliance22 February 2018
In an article for The Stack, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar speaks on the importance of foreign talent to bridge the tech skills gaps, power innovation, and drive our digital economy.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Guardian: Hey Alexa, is it true a TV advert made Amazon Echo order cat food?14 February 2018
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments in an article for The Guardian, which discusses the issues caused by Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa, placing orders from TV ads.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for Techworld: Will the tech sector stand up for immigrants after Brexit?12 February 2018
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments in an article for Techworld, discussing the possible loss of foreign talent in the UK Tech sector, due to Brexit.
Lewis Silkin advises on sale of Games Warehouse to Blueprint Gaming31 January 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client on the sale of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse to Blueprint Gaming, part of the Gauselmann Group.
Termination - Common Issues and Practical Tips30 January 2018
As always, contract termination is a topic of practical importance and a potential minefield for the unwary. Technology companies and those responsible for legal issues internally must ensure they remain on top of relevant legal issues and minimise risk wherever possible.
The Perils of Poor Security26 January 2018
James Gill and Bryony Long look at the ICO’s recent fining of Carphone Warehouse, and some of the practical steps you can take to help prevent a similar experience.