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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.

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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.

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With the new EU Trade Secrets Directive coming into force in June 2018, we have compiled a list of the top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets.

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Representatives from some of the leading companies across the industry joined forces to host a Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) roundtable on 13 September, coordinated by Lewis Silkin and techUK.

Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for the International Bar Association: The European Commission has introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure the board no longer ignores data protection.

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Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for the International Bar Association, discussing GDPR and the importance of In-house lawyers instigating a new “data protection compliance culture" in a business.

Lewis Silkin acted for Deliveroo in its successful defence of an application for trade union recognition by the IWGB union

16 November 2017

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) wanted Deliveroo to recognise it for collective bargaining purposes in respect of riders in Camden and Kentish Town. The application before the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) was heard over four days in May and June 2017. The CAC held that Deliveroo riders were not “workers” for the purposes of employment law, but self-employed independent contractors, and therefore the application failed.

Timothy Leeson comments for Legal IT Insider: ‘Machine beats man' in CaseCrunch lawyer challenge

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Timothy Leeson has commented on the latest Man v Machine challenge, discussing the use of legal decision predictions system CaseCruncher.

Aman Sahota-Dhatt writes for Essential Retail: Smart cities – the benefits for eCommerce operators in the retail industry?

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Aman Sahota-Dhatt has written a piece for Essentail Retail on how smart cities may impact the future of retail.

Smart Cities – what does this mean for the Property world?

26 October 2017

One of the trending topics in property circles at the moment is the rather confusing term ‘Smart Cities’. Whilst there is a great deal of buzz around the topic the main question is what exactly is a ‘Smart City’?

Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 6

13 October 2017

Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.

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