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.
VSP update – A trio of recent developments for Video Sharing Platforms (and a glimpse ahead to what enforcement under the Online Safety regime might look like)27 November 2023
The Online Safety Act 2023 recently received Royal Assent and Ofcom has begun the process of consulting on various codes of practice. Most, if not all, Video Sharing Platforms (VSPs) will be caught by the Act, However, in the meantime, VSPs still need to comply with the existing Video Sharing Platform rules, and recent activity from the regulators indicates that they are keen to remind VSPs that they can’t sit on their laurels until the Online Safety regime kicks in. Regulatory activity can also be taken as an indication of how enforcement action may be approached under the Online Safety regime, as there are many parallels in the regulations.
Lewis Silkin has advised CACI on its acquisition of Cyber-Duck09 November 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised CACI, a leading data and technology solutions company, on its acquisition of UK digital transformation agency, Cyber-Duck.
Commitment and Collaboration - key takeaways from the Smart Building Show 202307 November 2023
Smart tech and smart buildings are now becoming a priority for business leaders and owners, but the current climate challenges require commitment and collaboration. At the recent Smart Buildings show we learnt more on how smart buildings are part of a solution to a complex problem:
5 Tips to Help De-Risk Your AI Service Contracts06 November 2023
The pace of recent technological advances is forcing tech giants and other software providers (from Zoom to OpenAI) to regularly update their terms of service. This underscores the importance of ensuring that existing contractual frameworks remain fit for purpose in the age of artificial intelligence. If you are procuring AI services, we have compiled a list of five things that you can do right now to help de-risk your contracts with suppliers of AI solutions.
Will the future world of work feature too few jobs or too few workers?31 October 2023
The scale of AI change means that we cannot look at the past to predict the future. Niamh Crotty and Síobhra Rush discuss what shifts are predicted in the workforce by 2050.
Sports Q&A: How is AI being utilised in Sport?30 May 2023
The use of data in sport is a well-established practice: sports teams, institutions, and governing bodies have a long history of leveraging data science to enhance the performance of athletes and players, with the goal of achieving a competitive advantage and improving the quality of the game.
JJ Shaw comments for Vogue Business on AI regulation and what brands need to know05 May 2023
Lewis Silkin's JJ Shaw explores upcoming AI regulation at UK and EU level, the key risks governments are seeking to protect against, and what this could mean for leading brands in the fashion space.