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, supporting some of the most celebrated global brands in the sector as well as innovative startups with the Cube by Lewis Silkin – our dedicated legal support for the unique challenges faced by startups, founders and investors. 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.
You can view our latest two Technology blog posts below and our full blog here.
Web3 Fundraising22 September 2022
Web 3.0 and the metaverse are hot destinations for venture capital, but do traditional company structures and fundraising models work on this new frontier?
Lewis Silkin has advised Sopra Steria Limited on the acquisition of Graffica Limited06 September 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sopra Steria Limited, on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of transport simulator expert, Graffica Limited.
What employers should know about the new Scale-up visa19 August 2022
The new Scale-up route launches on 22 August 2022. Unusual features of the route include that sponsorship is available only to hyper-growth businesses, and that after the first six months, Scale-up visas cease to be sponsored. The latter aspect means that employers of ‘unsponsored’ Scale-up visa holders will benefit from understanding the requirements for maintaining status under the route.
Lewis Silkin's new Northern Ireland office to reflect rapidly expanding offering15 August 2022
35-strong team consolidating into a single location in the heart of Belfast city centre.
Metaverse 101: Cryptoassets (including NFTs)- Selling and Distribution22 June 2022
In this next instalment of our Metaverse 101 series, we look at some of the regulatory issues to consider when selling and distributing cryptoassets (we covered regulatory issues concerning the advertising of cryptoassets in our earlier article). As this is a new and developing area of law, there are often more questions than there are answers. This post explores the relevant regulatory regimes applicable to cryptoassets for which the UK Financial Conduct Authority has responsibility.
Technology Integration challenge - The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate19 May 2022
There is no doubt that technology has been the fastest evolving element we have seen in offices. Remote working forced a switch to the use of virtual technologies for staff and organisations alike. IT departments had to respond to the challenge in order to keep business running and to bridge the gap between commercial and domestic data networks.
NFTs & IP: Protecting your international brand12 May 2022
Whatever industry your brand operates in, there is no avoiding the explosion of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).