Technology & Communications
Few industries evolve more quickly than technology and communications, so protecting proprietary data and innovations, securing skilled staff, maximising contractual relationships and exploiting brand assets are critically important.
Our specialist technology team has a proven track record across all operational and strategic areas of our clients’ businesses, from innovative start-ups through to the most celebrated global brands in the sector. Our job is to help the players stay ahead of the game, providing legal and commercial advice which is as focused and forward-thinking as they are.
Technology and communications is a core sector for us, so we continue to invest heavily to ensure we provide market leading legal advice that helps our clients to stay at the cutting edge. Our specialists regularly advise on technology transactions ranging from cloud solutions, cross-border digital regulation, content sharing, managed services and outsourcing, to data protection, cyber security and public and private fundraising, as well as the employment, and intellectual property issues that keep our clients’ businesses running smoothly.
Westminster eForum - Women and the tech sector - skills, career progression and workplace culture16 October 2018
This timely seminar will examine latest progress and next steps for attracting and retaining women across the technology sector, and supporting their progression.
Blockchain and the UK Property Industry12 September 2018
Since 2015 there has been a growing body of commentary extolling the virtues of Blockchain and how it could, and in all likelihood will, revolutionise the property industry. The fact that I (a commercial real estate lawyer and not the most tech-savvy of individuals) am writing a piece about it demonstrates how Blockchain is becoming more mainstream but, I wonder, is all this talk of “revolution” a little excessive?
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for ITProPortal - UK immigration and the national cyber security strategy05 September 2018
In an article for ITProPortal, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar discusses the need for a diverse and skilled workforce if the UK aims to be a world leader in cyber security.
Lewis Silkin LLP advises FinTech platform Tradeteq, on its $6.3m funding round led by ADV19 July 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Tradeteq, a Trade Finance Distribution Platform, on its $6.3 Million seed extension funding round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures (“ADV”).
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for LexisNexis: New start-up visa could mark ‘shift towards more positive immigration policy’15 June 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar discusses the implications of the new visa routes announced by The Home Secretary, adding that it will hopefully ‘mark a shift toward more positive immigration news and policy’.
Cliff Fluet writes for City A.M.: Bitcoin was just the beginning of the imminent blockchain era12 June 2018
In an article for City A.M., Cliff Fluet discusses blockchain technology and how it's potential impact is "staking a claim as being the most talked about disruptor."
James Gill and Rebecca Emery write for Essential Retail - Connected Retail: Where next for IoT and GDPR07 June 2018
Apparently, some 26 billion devices will be IoT (Internet of Things) connected by 2020, at least according to one estimate. The use of IoT is becoming increasingly ubiquitous - connected devices range from visible fitness and health wearables to less visible IoT devices embedded in fridges, heating systems, vehicles and cloud platforms. In their article, James and Rebecca ask, where next for IoT and GDPR?
Brands & IP seminar: What is Blockchain? What are its applications for rights management?24 May 2018
A beginner’s guide to the technology, and highlighting some real world use cases for this transformational technology.