Information Technology

Lawyers in our multi-disciplinary technology practice understand the particular challenges facing those involved in the technology sector.

We advise on the full range of technology, e-commerce, digital and data related matters, including:

  • commercial technology arrangements from global technology outsourcings, strategic IT procurement programs and cloud solutions to traditional software, development, licensing and maintenance agreements
  • e-commerce strategies, law and regulation
  • IP related technology issues
  • data analytics and data monetisation
  • competition issues arising in the technology sector
  • data protection and information (including cyber) security matters both pre and post breach
  • corporate mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions which require specialist IT input or have significant risk or value drivers associated with technology
  • technology, IP and data issues arising in the Fintech sector
  • tax and financing matters, including advising on the tax implications of complex global outsourcings
  • technology disputes, both before any formal dispute has arisen and after proceedings have been issued

Key experience

Salesforce

Advised Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, on the UK CMA's review of its US$15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau Software

Sophos Group PLC

Advised Sophos Group PLC on a recommended cash offer for Sophos’ entire issued and to be issued share capital by Surf Buyer Limited, a company formed on behalf of funds managed and/or advised by Thoma Bravo LLC.

Alibaba

Advised Alibaba on a series of M&A transactions, including its investment in China International Capital Corporation

SBIA

Advised SBIA, an investment adviser to SoftBank Vision Fund, on that fund's investment in two healthtechs in the Ping An Group

Equinix

Advised Equinix on its acquisition of Zenium's data centre business in Istanbul

Arm

Advised Arm on the sale of a stake in Arm China to form a joint venture for Arm's existing semiconductor technology IP business in China

Euroclear

Advised Euroclear on several strategic investments in early stage fintechs

Klarna

Advised Klarna, the pan-European credit fintech on the structuring if its UK operations

UK Government Digital Service

Advised the UK Government Digital Service on a project to foster a market for identify assurance services

Vohkus Limited

Advised Vohkus Limited, an award winning UK-based IT solutions and cloud services provider, on the design, creation and implementation of a full suite of contractual documentation for the provision of its range of technology products and services to SME customers

Bupa

Advised global health insurance group, Bupa, on its digital transformation with the support of technology and insurance industry innovators

Key contacts
Rob Sumroy
Rob Sumroy Partner
David Ives
David Ives Partner