Overview

Technology has fundamentally and permanently impacted our business, professional and personal lives and behaviours.  Technology innovation still continues apace, disrupting traditional business and communication models as well as delivering significant efficiencies and new opportunities.  

We advise on the latest technologies and their real-world market application. We advise technology businesses as they innovate, grow and defend their position.  We support non-technology businesses looking to benefit from this technology evolution.

Our clients cover the full spectrum; we work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups as well as the public sector and significant domestic and international businesses.  

Whatever sector or technology focus is relevant, our award winning multi-disciplinary team of technology lawyers are adept at providing pragmatic advice that achieves our clients’ business objectives. 

We have particular expertise in advising in the context of highly regulated sectors such as financial services, transport, energy and telecoms.

Areas of focus:

Our multi-disciplinary technology lawyers bring the full range of legal and regulatory experience needed to support clients’ through issues that can arise and to seize opportunities.  

Our experience covers both technology transactions and advisory services, and so our team combines technology lawyers who:

  • are seasoned commercial advisers, supporting clients on the development, commercialisation and use of technology
  • bring practical and in-depth experience on the creation, development, protection and use of intellectual property from brand protection to technology licensing and exploitation
  • advise on growth funding, joint ventures and M&A
  • are experts in data protection and cybersecurity, advising at the nexus of privacy, security and utilisation
  • have experience in implementing technology solutions including in regulated industries

We are recognised for bringing significant market insight into our client work.  Our technology lawyers – through work with existing clients or having worked directly in senior roles in the relevant market segments – have developed significant cross-sector expertise, that includes:

  • fintech and financial services
  • transport tech and intelligent mobility
  • outsourcing
  • healthtech
  • cleantech
  • public sector technology
  • telecoms
  • space and satellites
  • technology transactions 

We advise in relation to the full range of existing and emerging technologies and technology solutions, including:

  • artificial intelligence 
  • cybersecurity
  • virtualisation and digital content
  • developments in data management, including big data and machine learning
  • cloud computing
  • robotics
  • blockchain and smart contracts
  • developments in telecoms, such as 5G fibre roll outs, network sharing and spectrum

Through advising on these areas, and more, we help clients deliver innovative and flexible business models which are revolutionising the way technology is delivered and consumed.

 
Experience

Advising a significant and established banking institution on the development of a technology centre of excellence.

Advising innovators utilising Open Banking and Open Finance methodologies to develop new business models.

Advising a market leading fund manager on the development of a new investment platform business.

Advising a number of disruptive UK and international fintechs and established financial services institutions as they develop technology to enhance operational integrity and scalability.

Advising the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the data aspects of its world-leading Events Research Programme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Legal partner to the VENTURER, FLOURISH, Capri and Robopilot Connected and Autonomous Vehicle projects exploring legal issues such as the use of data and cybersecurity and insurance and liability.

Advising FirstGroup on its innovative Rail 5G solution designed to deliver improved mobile coverage on the rail network.

Advising an international software and big data specialist on a range of commercial contract matters for its global customer base.

As long-standing advisors to one of the world’s largest cloud services providers, we have experience of advising on some of the most complex and innovative cloud services projects across EMEA, for both commercial sector and government customers.

Engaged with the FCA and Bank of England on their exploration of model driven, machine executable regulatory reporting. This is an important technological and regulatory development in the marketplace with potential cost and efficiency savings for all regulated persons who are required to file regulatory reports.

Advising US media company and owner of the Discovery Channel on new channel and brand launches in the UK and managing its UK trade mark portfolio. We have also advised on media and regulatory issues, such as geo-blocking.

Advised a famous brand on its programmatic ad-serving operations with a well-known ad-tech platform, including advice on the regulatory implications of programmatic ad-serving.

Meet the team
Andrew Dunlop

Andrew Dunlop Partner

  • Head of Outsourcing
  • Head of Technology
  • Head of Data Protection
Jeremy Dickerson

Jeremy Dickerson Partner

  • Head of International 
  • Head of Intellectual Property, Media and Sport
  • Defamation and Reputation Management
Helen Scott-Lawler

Helen Scott-Lawler Partner

  • Commercial
  • Intellectual Property and Media
  • Sport
Danny Lee

Danny Lee Partner

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures
Mark Shepherd

Mark Shepherd Partner

  • Head of Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
Nick Graves

Nick Graves Partner

  • Head of Corporate
  • Corporate Advice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Reorganisations and Demergers
Patrick Parkin

Patrick Parkin Partner

  • Healthcare
  • Procurement and State Aid
  • Commercial
Lucy Pegler

Lucy Pegler Partner

  • Technology and Communications
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Outsourcing
A photo of David Varney

David Varney Partner

  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Technology and Communications
  • Outsourcing
 
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Martin Cook Partner

  • Head of Fintech
  • Financial services
  • Technology and Communications
Alex-Lloyd

Alex Lloyd Director

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
Brian Wong

Brian Wong Partner

  • Rail
  • Highways and Road Transport
  • Judicial Review and Public Law

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