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.
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.
New regulation requiring fairness and transparency from the platform economy26 November 2018
The EC is proposing to introduce new legislation to govern the provision of online intermediary services.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises long term client Sopra Steria (Euronext Paris) on the acquisition of lending solutions provider Sword Apak25 October 2018
The Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised its long term client Sopra Steria on its acquisition, through its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software, of lending solutions software provider Sword Apak, a subsidiary of Sword Group.
Westminster eForum - Women and the tech sector - skills, career progression and workplace culture16 October 2018
This timely seminar will examine latest progress and next steps for attracting and retaining women across the technology sector, and supporting their progression.
Sarah Mogford and David Lyons co-write for Building: Blockchain and the UK property industry: opportunities and risks12 October 2018
Sarah Mogford and David Lyons have co-written an article for 'Building' which discusses the use of Blockchain in the UK property industry.
Cliff Fluet to lead International Radio Festival's Audio Conference03 October 2018
The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored by Cliff Fluet at the International Radio Festival’s Audio Conference in Malta on 1st November.
Blockchain and the UK Property Industry12 September 2018
Since 2015 there has been a growing body of commentary extolling the virtues of Blockchain and how it could, and in all likelihood will, revolutionise the property industry. The fact that I (a commercial real estate lawyer and not the most tech-savvy of individuals) am writing a piece about it demonstrates how Blockchain is becoming more mainstream but, I wonder, is all this talk of “revolution” a little excessive?