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.
Law Commission gets set to tackle online abuse21 September 2020
It will come as no surprise that the existing UK legal framework of ‘communications offences’ has not really kept pace with changes in the ways we communicate. The Law Commission points out that in some cases the laws fail to address harmful behaviours online, and in others they risk interfering with our rights to freedom of expression. So, what change is on the horizon?
Schrems II – The Wall Street Journal reports that the Irish DPC will order Facebook to stop transfers of personal data to the United States11 September 2020
In the first major supervisory authority action The Wall Street Journal reports that “Ireland to Order Facebook to Stop Sending User Data to U.S.”. We have previously written that the key to dealing with the fallout from Schrems II is to have a calm head, and not to panic; does this decision change things?
Check your tech to help put the fizz back in your biz!03 September 2020
Following Jeremy Hunt’s recent comments about the buzz, creativity, fizz and excitement that office working can bring, many employers will be considering how best to manage the return to work process as safely as possible.
Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisition of Conversion21 August 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised independent marketing services group Sideshow Group on its acquisition of conversion rate optimisation specialists Conversion.
Plans for new rights for consumers during trader insolvency31 July 2020
Figures show that online sales have jumped from 19.9% of all retail sales in January to 32.8% in May 2020.
Brexit is back! European Commission issues Communication on readiness for end of transition period28 July 2020
After a few months where organisations’ attention has been diverted by the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed without one being agreed and the UK will leave the EU Single Market and customs union from 1 January 2021.
UK government publishes White Paper and consultation on UK Single Market28 July 2020
Just when you thought the UK was leaving a Single Market, the UK government is worried about another one – the one within the four home nations of the UK.