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.
Lewis Silkin advises NYSE listed JBT Corporation on its acquisition of AutoCoding Systems for $17M02 March 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised JBT Corporation, a NYSE listed global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, on its acquisition of Autocoding Systems, a leading provider of software solutions for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices
CMA poised to get personal on pricing algorithms!27 January 2021
The CMA has published an eye-opening paper on algorithms, showing how they can, if misused, reduce competition in digital markets and cause harm to consumers.
Why IT professionals are concerned about the rise of AI: Ali Vaziri comments for ITPro13 January 2021
AI is quickly automating numerous areas of the technology workplace, and many IT professionals fear becoming redundant as a result. Are these concerns justified?
Tech Predictions 202111 January 2021
Yes, it’s that time of year to grab a cuppa and immerse yourself in learning about how tech might change your 2021. Now, we know it’s easy to be a little glum if stuck working from home, but amazing businesses thrive on a bold vision, focus, drive and positivity. That’s our spirit as we go into 2021. We hope you will join us on the tech discovery journey.
COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers07 January 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
Cybersecurity and remote working - One person's risk is another's opportunity: Victor Timon comments for the Irish Examiner30 October 2020
In this article for the Irish Examiner, Victor Timon comments on how Covid-19 and home working have caused cybercrime to spiral, providing an easier route into corporate systems.
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?