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.
Tech Predictions 202211 January 2022
Welcome to this year’s technology predictions! Technology certainly continues to present a growling engine of change but there is no escaping the fact that it really does create opportunities to ‘do a job that customers want done’. And with that intro, we dive straight into our predictions!
National firm’s subscription service “will change the way we work”: David Willbe comments for Legal Futures21 December 2021
National law firm BLM launched a subscription service for commercial work this week which it describes as “a long-term project which will change the way we work”.
A new report for the Future of Work Hub: “Eight drivers of change – the future of work” (By James Davies, Lewis Silkin LLP)22 November 2021
The last few years have marked a unique period of turbulence and uncertainty. The landscape of the world of work is changing as the world adjusts to the lasting effects of the pandemic alongside longer-term, large-scale drivers of change.
Buy Now Pay Later: FCA regulation appears to be looming. What might this mean for those offering this form of payment option?29 October 2021
Businesses that offer regulated credit agreements must be authorised to do so by the UK’s FCA and must comply with relevant FCA rules as well as requirements in the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and subsidiary legislation.
Lewis Silkin launches Cube by Lewis Silkin to support the UK's startup community22 September 2021
Lewis Silkin has announced the launch of Cube by Lewis Silkin, the firm’s new offering tailored to meet the needs of founders, startups, and investors and help them navigate the unique legal challenges of high-growth potential businesses face.
On-demand programme services – who is now subject to Ofcom’s ODPS Rules?15 September 2021
On-demand programme services (ODPS) have been regulated for many years now, but since November 2020 the definition of an ODPS has been significantly extended. Guidance issued by Ofcom in September 2021 clarifies who has to notify, and who, therefore, will be regulated as an ODPS. No longer is it just “TV-like” services that are regulated.
Record €225 million fine imposed by DPC in WhatsApp transparency decision03 September 2021
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has imposed a record €225 million fine on WhatsApp Ireland Limited for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) transparency obligations “with regard to the provision of information and the transparency of that information to both users and non-users of WhatsApp’s service”, including information about the processing of their data between WhatsApp and other Facebook companies.