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.
Plans for new rights for consumers during trader insolvency31 July 2020
Figures show that online sales have jumped from 19.9% of all retail sales in January to 32.8% in May 2020.
UK government publishes White Paper and consultation on UK Single Market28 July 2020
Just when you thought the UK was leaving a Single Market, the UK government is worried about another one – the one within the four home nations of the UK.
Brexit is back! European Commission issues Communication on readiness for end of transition period28 July 2020
After a few months where organisations’ attention has been diverted by the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed without one being agreed and the UK will leave the EU Single Market and customs union from 1 January 2021.
Sellers watch out – EU approves new rules for consumer class actions03 July 2020
Consumers will have enhanced rights to take collective actions against traders for breaches of consumer law in future.
Intelligent procurement of AI solutions24 June 2020
The use of artificial intelligence in commerce, especially online commerce, is fast gaining traction, and sometimes in a manner that is not so visible to consumers or other purchasers.
COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers22 June 2020
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
DaaS – the benefits are clear but beware how you contract for Device as a Service17 June 2020
Devices as a Service (DaaS) is fast becoming the new normal way to purchase IT hardware. This ‘off-balance sheet’ solution is especially fitting in Covid-19 times where cash preservation is key.