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.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for LexisNexis: New start-up visa could mark ‘shift towards more positive immigration policy’15 June 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar discusses the implications of the new visa routes announced by The Home Secretary, adding that it will hopefully ‘mark a shift toward more positive immigration news and policy’.
Cliff Fluet writes for City A.M.: Bitcoin was just the beginning of the imminent blockchain era12 June 2018
In an article for City A.M., Cliff Fluet discusses blockchain technology and how it's potential impact is "staking a claim as being the most talked about disruptor."
James Gill and Rebecca Emery write for Essential Retail - Connected Retail: Where next for IoT and GDPR07 June 2018
Apparently, some 26 billion devices will be IoT (Internet of Things) connected by 2020, at least according to one estimate. The use of IoT is becoming increasingly ubiquitous - connected devices range from visible fitness and health wearables to less visible IoT devices embedded in fridges, heating systems, vehicles and cloud platforms. In their article, James and Rebecca ask, where next for IoT and GDPR?
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.
Alex Milner-Smith and Sean Dempsey write for techUK: Be prepared: the scramble to meet the GDPR deadline22 May 2018
In an article for techUK, Alex Milner-Smith and Sean Dempsey discuss the fast approaching GDPR law coming into effect and that companies are scrambling to meet the deadline in time.
Smart Cities and Renewable Energy14 May 2018
In the time before smart cities, electricity by and large was generated by burning fossil fuels in relatively remote locations before being transmitted via high-voltage power lines to population centres.
Smart Cities – Lessons from Smart City Developments around the World09 May 2018
Smart Cities elicit images of skyscrapers, satellite dishes and high tech gadgetry coupled with large scale broadband infrastructure, wireless networks and mobile devices. But a Smart City is much more than just technological networks; it is actually how a city uses new technologies for the benefit of its citizens and becomes more efficient in the process.
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.