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Overview

The technology sector is known for its fast, continuous pace of change. According to Forrester Research, the overall size of the global market for tech purchases by business and government is predicted to increase by $625 billion to a total of $2.9 trillion in 2016.

Our technology lawyers offer unrivalled expertise on all aspects of technology law. We have over 20 years’ experience working at the forefront of the technology sector, acting for a wide range of clients – from start-ups, dotcoms and corporates to financial institutions, governmental bodies and private equity groups.

We are renowned for delivering innovative solutions to complex technology law matters, including technology litigation. Drawing on expertise from across the firm, our technology lawyers are able to deliver a full range of legal services to supplier businesses and their customers. We work closely with our clients to assemble the right mix of people and skills to meet their needs.  

Areas of focus

Our technology law expertise includes the following:

  • Cloud hosting.
  • Big data (including data storage and security).
  • Content provision.
  • Convergence and digitisation projects.
  • Open source content management systems. 
  • eCommerce regulation.
  • The provision of internet services including 'the internet of things', strategies and website terms and contracts.
  • Social media platforms.
  • Cyber and IT security arrangements.
Experience

Advising healthcare and protection insurance provider The Exeter (Exeter Friendly Society Ltd) on two deals in 2016. The deals comprised the design and implementation of a new software platform, and separately a business process outsourcing (BPO) to AXA PPP comprising the outsourcing of its claims administration and clinical management services.

Advising AppDynamics, Inc on developing its international playbook covering licence, development, support and maintenance of its proprietary software product suite.

Advising Cobham PLC on the global outsourcing to CSC of its Oracle enterprise resource planning platform spanning 27 sites in Europe, the US and South America (we previously advised on the implementation of the Oracle ERP solution).

Advising General Healthcare Group (part of NETCARE) on the design and roll-out of integrated master patient index and patient scheduling technologies across 49 hospitals with joint venture comprising Betdecisions Limited (UK), BridgeForward, Inc (US), Initiate Systems, Inc (US) and Ultragenda NV/SA (Belgium), followed by hosting arrangements with Agilisys Limited (UK).

Advising Royal London – the UK's largest mutual life and pensions company – on its IT infrastructure outsourcing to Steria.

Advising Terradata, Inc – a leading provider of data warehousing solutions – on compliance with the UK export regime including liaising with the UK Export Control Organisation to enable issuance of appropriate licences.

Advising The Competition Commission on the new IT outsourcing embedded within the enforced £1.5 billion sale of Gatwick Airport by BAA PLC.

Advising NYSE blue-chip Thomson Reuters on its US$150 million outsourcing of IT services to IBM covering North and South America, and on its US$100m outsourcing of IT services to HP in Asia.

Meet the team
Andrew Dunlop

Andrew Dunlop Partner

  • Head of Outsourcing
  • Head of Technology
  • Head of Data Protection
Matthew Ramus

Matthew Ramus Partner

  • Head of Education
  • Defence
  • Transport
Brioney Thomas

Brioney Thomas Partner

  • Asset Finance and Asset Backed Lending
  • Commercial
  • Rail
Mark Paterson

Mark Paterson Partner

  • Defence
  • Business Transformation
  • Central Government
Keith Beattie

Keith Beattie Partner

  • Projects
  • Aviation
  • Defence
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

What others say...

They impress with their ability to stay current on the law and technology, and to be able to play to those strengths during negotiations.

Chambers UK 2016

Key contact

Andrew Dunlop

Andrew Dunlop Partner

  • Head of Outsourcing
  • Head of Technology
  • Head of Data Protection

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