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Technology & Outsourcing

Our European technology and outsourcing practice advises both IT and technology users and suppliers including Government departments, financial and insurance institutions, global corporations and emerging SMEs. Our core services include advising on Binding Corporate Rules, clean technology, communications, mobile payments and technology, Cloud computing, Data security law and breach action, technology and outsourcing disputes, e-commerce, Freedom of information, satellite technology, Digital media, Outsourcing and offshoring, Privacy & information, procurement, commercial agreements and contracts.  

As much of our work is of an European and international nature, we have one of the largest teams of technology lawyers in Europe. We have 20 partners and a total of over 50 specialist technology lawyers based in our Brussels, Hamburg, London, Manchester, Munich, Palo Alto and Paris offices - with further support in other European countries through our Ecomlex alliance. 

Our work

We have acted on some of the largest and most innovative technology deals of recent years. In total we have advised on deals worth in excess of £6 billion. We are also recognised as one of the leading technology practices with top tier rankings in both The Legal 500 and Chambers directories. Many of our lawyers are recognised as leading individuals in their respective fields and one of our core strengths is our deep understanding of the technology and communications industries.

A number of our team have backgrounds in the industry and most have been seconded to clients for extended periods of time. This means we have a detailed understanding of the commercial issues behind technology, telecoms and outsourcing transactions and can immediately highlight any potential pitfalls or issues.

Our technology practice works closely with experts in inward investment, corporate, finance, tax, competition/anti-trust, employment and pensions, financial services, real estate, IP and regulatory.


Notable deals
  • Advising Motorola Inc and Motorola Mobility in its defence of a claim brought by an operating partner involving services in multiple jurisdictions in EMEA and the Americas. The dispute involved complex accounting, jurisdictional, tax, insolvency and software issues.

  • Advising Accenture on a wide range of IT supplier contracts and projects

  • Advising Sophos on its 'Trusted Advisor' programme

  • Advising McAfee on its new European cloud computing service for cyber and data security

  • Advising Ernst & Young Global Services on a range of IT and commercial issues

 

Technology brochure

Technology brochure

We are a leader in the technology and
outsourcing field and have a practical, responsive
and innovative approach to get the deal done.

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