Spencer West LLP`s new TMT team specializes in managing IT projects using emerging technologies, including financial technology, blockchain, AI and digital authentication methods, as well as supporting digital infrastructure, e-commerce and privacy issues. It also has a growing international capacity. TMT expert Dhana Dooby leads the department after joining the firm in early 2021 from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, while Edmund Probert`s practice focuses on technology and its commercial implementation. “Jeremy Newton is exceptional. He is a highly experienced, pragmatic tech lawyer with a great personality who feels like a natural extension of the client`s in-house team. Bill Schnoor is a partner and former co-chair of the firm`s technology and life sciences groups. He is active in all areas of corporate, securities and partnerships, with a focus on advising high-growth technology and life sciences companies. He joined Goodwin in 2005 after a 21-year career at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP and quickly became co-chair of Goodwin`s technology and life sciences practice. He is responsible for the Technology and Life Sciences group. Slaughter and May advises major technology companies and emerging companies on all technology issues.
These include transactions, regulatory and competition issues, licensing strategies, outsourcing and transformation projects, platform developments, IT litigation, and blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity issues. The team also has expertise in telecommunications, dealing with network construction and sharing, fiber connectivity and arrangements, physical and virtual data centers, and tower infrastructure. Rob Sumroy, head of the practice group, is hailed as an “outstanding practitioner” dealing with large commercial licensing and procurement transactions as well as technology disputes. Of note is his experience in helping clients with emerging disruptive technologies, including AI and blockchain, fintech, cybersecurity, and e-commerce. David Ives has clients in both the private and public sectors, advising on outsourcing and software issues as well as complex IT systems separation projects. Duncan Blaikie specializes in strategic technology and telecommunications procurement and licensing agreements, while corporate lawyer Victoria MacDuff specializes in technology and telecommunications transactions. Laura Houston and James Cook were promoted to partners in 2021. Here are some companies selected from some of the companies listed above: Jeremy Hertzog and Adam Rose jointly lead Mishcon`s technology group from Reya LLP, which is part of the newly formed innovation group. Hertzog has experience enforcing IT rights in contract disputes, and Rose works for technology providers and licensees in licensing, franchising and distribution. The team works for large and emerging technology companies on IT transactions, blockchain platform developments, and NFTs. Anne Rose and Simon Leaf are also outstanding, and Ashley Winton joined the McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP team in April 2021. Travers Smith LLP supports both clients and IT product providers in a wide range of industries, including financial services and retail.
He is familiar with contentious and non-contentious mandates, including IT outsourcing and transformation projects, advanced technology implementations and software delivery issues, as well as advice on e-commerce mandates and data matters. Dan leads the IP and Technology business group with a focus on technology and data exploitation and protection, as well as mission-critical projects that include technology implementation, outsourcing and software development. Louisa Chambers advises clients on large technology projects and all aspects of software law, and James Longster is also known for his work on technology acquisitions and implementations. “We have a whole team dedicated to legal technology, with the opportunity for articling students to sit in legal technology now – I think that speaks for itself.” “Kemp IT Law knows the industry very well. Not only are they good lawyers, but they also give an overview and critical thinking about how the client works and whether they are market-compliant in their legal and contractual approaches. Clients look to them not only for legal support, but also for information on the horizon and informed opinions on the legislation and the bigger picture in terms of data and technology. “The technology team at Bird and Bird is exceptional, friendly and consistent. The work they do is meticulous, fast and at the highest level. Baker McKenzie`s extensive team advises clients and technology and telecommunications providers on contentious and non-litigious mandates and is well positioned within the firm`s global practice to support multinational corporations. On the telecoms side, she deals with regulatory mandates, network transformations such as the introduction of 5G, mobile device agreements and network outsourcing.
The Group`s IT expertise extends to advising clients on future projects involving new technologies such as cloud services, AI and blockchain, as well as digital transformations. `Excellent negotiator` Steve Holmes leads the team in London and is co-head of the European group, which deals with both technology and telecommunications issues, from technology outsourcing to the fibre business. Sue McLean, an expert in financial services and fintech, supports clients in cutting-edge technology areas including cloud, blockchain and AI. Other key names include Robbie Downing, who is known in telecom regulatory affairs, and senior counsel Harry Small, who has extensive experience in technology and outsourcing matters. Maulik Mittal is an important name at the associated level. Latham & Watkins` technology practice is co-led by outsourcing experts Andrew Moyle and Gail Crawford. The “fantastic” team assists start-ups and established companies with a wide range of IT and telecommunications matters, including regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. This advice covers local and global mandates, including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, transformations, contract negotiations, cloud computing issues and product launches.
Christian McDermott has IT expertise, executes technology-related transactions for clients and manages work in the area of emerging technologies. Fiona Maclean has extensive experience in outsourcing and cloud computing, and Laura Holden, Senior Partner, plays a key role in technology and outsourcing transactions, while Elva Cullen, Partner, is also known for her regulatory advice on online platforms. Wiggin LLP advises clients on software licensing and distribution, technology procurement and outsourcing, and is increasingly known for supporting clients in the media and gaming industries. She is also active in litigation mandates. Gordon Moir leads the team with expertise in telecommunications and media law and advises the industry`s leading suppliers and challengers; His practice is supported by his previous experience in-house. Alan Owens is Co-Head of the Litigation practice and has expertise in IT and telecommunications. Other key names include Victoria Harris-Honrado, who joined the company from an internal role in late 2021, and Marcus Bagnall, who joined Linklaters in early 2022 to bolster the company`s telecom offering. David Naylor joined Squire Patton Boggs in April 2022. Once you establish your business, your product makes waves in the market, the next step is growth. Often, tech companies find this difficult: a completely different set of skills and advice is required. This is where our experts add value by using their experience and business know-how to help companies take the plunge. From accessing financing or moving premises, how best to manage a growing team with new talent, or whether growth is possible through a merger or acquisition.
We can help you grow. “Gordon Moir and an exceptional team of IT and telecommunications lawyers. They have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of IT and telecommunications issues as well as legal applications. Not only do they have a deep understanding of legal issues, but they also have a professional understanding of the technology involved. “RPC is a unique law firm with a mix of good outsourcing and technology lawyers who meet clients` needs.” We can guide you through this process as we are always the technology advocate who understands what`s important to you.