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.
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?
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.