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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.

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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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French In-House Legal Forum: IoT and the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

28 March 2017

Dans cette session, nous discuterons des implication du règlement européen sur la protection des données (GDPR) sur le régime applicable à l'Internet des objets (IoT).

Gender pay gap reporting

02 March 2017

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) require employers to report on the gender pay gap in their organisation.

Equal Pay

02 March 2017

Equal pay law first developed in the UK in the 1970s after a campaign by trade unions and women’s groups. It is now a basic principle of European law that men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay. This principle is implemented in the UK today through the Equality Act 2010.

Tech M&A Executive Briefings

28 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.

Supreme Court upholds spouse minimum income requirement

22 February 2017

The Immigration Rules regulate immigration of non-Europeans into the UK. Under the Rules, a non-EEA spouse must earn £18,600 each year before being allowed to join their partner in the UK. The lawfulness of this “minimum income requirement” has been scrutinised and ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court, although with some criticism.

Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media on successful seed funding

17 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 placing

09 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 event

07 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.

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