“Mark Crichard is a lawyer with excellent business and technology knowledge. Mark`s advice and guidance is correct. Chris Coulter leads the technology transactions practice at Cooley (UK) LLP, which works with its US offices for clients entering the UK market. The team is active across the full spectrum of technology work, including transactions, licensing, collaborations, procurement, outsourcing and regulatory affairs, particularly in the fintech, medical technology and AI sectors. He also provides specialized general advice to emerging companies in the market. Special Counsel Amy Collins advises on technology-related transactions and non-litigation mandates in the media, financial services and insurance industries. Partner Leo Spicer-Phelps is also a notable name with strengths in privacy and software licensing, as well as consumer law. “They are extremely intelligent and show their technical expertise in meetings and through the work product they provide. A great team with whom it is also pleasant to work! Here are some of the companies listed above: Wiggin focuses exclusively on advising clients on the financing, exploitation and protection of their creative and commercial assets in the media and technology sector. The company focuses on innovation and works on a variety of interesting projects. These projects include patented digital trust frameworks, digital content technology, screen sharing technology, user-generated creation and licensing, software that creates automatic clips, wearable technology, and human speech recognition. “We use Bitcoin technology to buy coffee” Burges Salmon LLP is no stranger to managing IT and outsourcing mandates in the areas of fintech, health technology, energy technology and cybersecurity, as well as IT transactions, such as licensing technology transactions. Andrew Dunlop leads the team and represents large corporations, financial institutions and technology providers on IT outsourcing projects.
David Varney and Lucy Pegler were promoted to partners in May 2022 and Martin Cook joined the firm as a new fintech leader. Alex (Tech), Andy (Tech), Emer (Investments) and I (Investments) work with startups and founders on a daily basis and thought it might be helpful for some of you to gather our expertise on the legal issues that arise and how we deal with them. Take a look at our 90-second overview of Tech Group and find out how we can lead your business through the challenges of technology disruption and stay ahead of the curve. Turn on the sound to fully enjoy the experience. Our dynamic integrated technology group is a unique global team that provides strategic technology law advice to help clients stay ahead of the curve and keep pace with change. It`s not uncommon for tech startups to challenge existing business deals that enjoy the protection of long-established laws. However, the status quo usually does not bend back without a fight. If you neglect obscure regulation, you could face a hefty penalty that effectively stops traction and diverts money from key goals such as product development, sales and marketing, and recruitment. The best way to avoid such inconvenience? Linklaters LLP has an impressive practice and client base ranging from telecom operators and service providers to local and global businesses and governments, as well as a growing number of financial sponsors. The team focuses on IT, communications, financial technology and digital infrastructure mandates, as well as regulatory issues, complex transactions and mergers and acquisitions. The Group is also well equipped for technology-related litigation. Julian Cunningham-Day is co-head of global technology and fintech groups specializing in financial services technology projects.
Stuart Bedford is also co-head of the Technology Group with extensive expertise in advising businesses and banks on technology activities. Iain Fenn leads the telecommunications group with David Martin; Fenn advises large clients in the telecommunications sector on transformation projects, while Martin focuses on digital infrastructure transactions in the telecommunications sector. Richard Cumbley has stepped down as Global Head of TMT, but continues to play an active role in regulatory and IT work. Marly Didizian has incredible experience in large-scale and critical digital transformations, and Georgina Kon manages mandates with innovative technologies and the introduction of digital programs. “The Bristows team strikes the perfect balance between excellent technical legal knowledge and industry knowledge and experience. They are able to distill often complex legal positions into easy-to-digest and practical advice. The strategic value they can create sets them apart from their competitors. Alistair Maughan leads Morrison & Foerster`s European technology and business practice. He delivers commercial contracts and technology projects for large companies and public sector organizations. He advises on:Commercial licensing and distribution agreementsService-based outsourcing transactionsService delivery models such as cloud and as-a-service platformsTechnology equipment supply and acquisition agreementsKey regulatory issuesServices and softwareAgency and sales.