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.
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Tech M&A Executive Briefings28 February 2017
This event is aimed at owners and senior executives at technology companies that are interested in learning more about the current Tech M&A space, as well as current trends the M&A process from a legal perspective.
Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media on successful seed funding17 February 2017
Lewis Silkin is advising innovative content start-up Blend Media on its growth strategy, and has helped the company to complete its latest round of funding.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its 75% acquisition of Freemavens Limited and £2.1 million cash placing09 February 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Freemavens Limited, a marketing analytics consultancy, and an associated cash placing raising gross proceeds of £2.1 million.
Lewis Silkin speaking at techUK's gender pay gap reporting event07 February 2017
Sean Dempsey, head of Lewis Silkin’s Technology and Communications sector group, will be speaking to members of techUK’s HR and Women in Tech groups on Thursday 16 February in relation to the upcoming gender pay gap reporting requirements.
Will you pass the red face test? Naming and shaming of late payers arrives in April 201702 February 2017
From 6 April this year, it is expected that all large UK companies (and limited liability partnerships) will come under a new regime which requires them to publish, on a Government website, detailed reports on their supplier payment policies and practices. The proposed Regulations are designed to create public transparency of large businesses’ payment policies and practices, primarily for the benefit of small and medium-sized suppliers.
How to read an investment termsheet: Part 2 – The liquidation preference and waterfall02 February 2017
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Lewis Silkin partners with Collider, leading tech accelerator dedicated to martech & adtech startups30 January 2017
Lewis Silkin, leading law firm and go-to advisers for the creative industries, has partnered with Collider, the leading tech accelerator dedicated to martech & adtech startups.
David Willbe is attending Startup Grind’s global conference in Silicon Valley27 January 2017
One of our corporate partners, David Willbe, is visiting San Francisco during the week of 20th February and will be attending the Startup Grind global conference in Silicon Valley on the 21st – 22nd February.