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.
Artificial Intelligence: The New Driving Force Behind Sports Performance and Entertainment13 February 2019
If I was to raise the topic of “artificial intelligence” in football, you’d be forgiven for thinking I was referring to Joey Barton’s decision to enrol as a philosophy student at Roehampton University back in 2013. But not so – last month it was announced that London-based non-league club, Wingate & Finchley FC, have employed football’s very first ‘AI coach’.
Tech Predictions for 201911 January 2019
Following on from our 2018 Tech Predictions, here are our top ten favourite tech predictions for 2019. Just imagine a world where new technology not only makes us more efficient but improves our lives in other ways - let’s see what 2019 might hold in store!
James Gill and Mark Hersey write for Accountancy Age: Moving to the Cloud in 2019: 10 steps to avoid the common pitfalls08 January 2019
Mark Hersey and James Gill have written an article for Accountancy Age explaining how to make your move to cloud accounting as smooth as possible this year.
Court of Appeal rejects Uber's worker status appeal20 December 2018
The Court of Appeal (“CA”) has upheld, by a 2:1 majority, the ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) that drivers engaged by Uber are “workers” rather than independent contractors. The majority also upheld the finding of the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) that drivers are working when they are signed into the Uber app and ready to work.
Lewis Silkin advises the Deeson Group on its acquisition by The Panoply Holdings PLC20 December 2018
Deeson Group Holdings, a digital agency specialising in high profile content–managed websites and digital products has been acquired by The Panoply Holdings PLC (a newly listed AIM company) and will be integrated into TPX Manifesto an existing company within The Panoply group.
Lewis Silkin has advised RYVL (The Marketing Group) on its acquisition of Blockchain Nordic Ltd and Proposed Fund Raise.19 December 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client RVYL, formerly known as The Marketing Group, on its acquisition of Blockchain Nordic Ltd.
Lewis Silkin advises Dictate IT on its acquisition by the Clanwilliam Group18 December 2018
The Lewis Silkin Corporate team has advised its client, Dictate IT, on its acquisition by Irish healthcare, technology and services group, Clanwilliam Group. The Lewis Silkin cross-departmental team have been incredibly busy in 2018, working end-to-end on the full spectrum of corporate transactions within the technology sector, and the success of this acquisition shall further boost the teams reputation within the sector.
Smart Floorspace Digitalising Retail Experience06 December 2018
Media coverage this year for the retail sector has been saturated with reports about the decline of the nation’s high streets.