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, supporting some of the most celebrated global brands in the sector as well as innovative startups with the Cube by Lewis Silkin – our dedicated legal support for the unique challenges faced by startups, founders and investors. 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.
You can view our latest two Technology blog posts below and our full blog here.
Sports Q&A: How is AI being utilised in Sport?30 May 2023
The use of data in sport is a well-established practice: sports teams, institutions, and governing bodies have a long history of leveraging data science to enhance the performance of athletes and players, with the goal of achieving a competitive advantage and improving the quality of the game.
JJ Shaw comments for Vogue Business on AI regulation and what brands need to know05 May 2023
Lewis Silkin's JJ Shaw explores upcoming AI regulation at UK and EU level, the key risks governments are seeking to protect against, and what this could mean for leading brands in the fashion space.
Lewis Silkin has advised 365 Retail Markets LLC on its acquisition of Kafoodle21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading provider of self-service commerce technology to the foodservice industry – 365 Retail Markets LLC, based in Michigan (USA), on its acquisition of Kafoodle, a UK based food technology company that specialises in menu and kitchen management, nutritional data, and allergy compliance.
AI 101 - Moving fast and breaking things?22 March 2023
2022 brought the release of a series of generative AI tools that have the potential to fundamentally change our economy. 2023 is likely to be a watershed year for mass interaction with AI. From searching for information to generating copy, AI could change the landscape forever.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)22 March 2023
Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.
ChatGPT, AI and journalism: Legal and ethical pitfalls explained. JJ Shaw writes for the Press Gazette02 March 2023
Lawyer JJ Shaw examines the potential implications of using AI in the newsroom.
Could UK build a national large language AI model to power tools like ChatGPT? James Gill comments for Tech Monitor23 February 2023
Countries around the world are developing national AI models. Industry experts say Britain should do the same.