The technology industry is characterised by continuous innovation, ever-evolving opportunities and rapid change.
Technology has transformed how we interact with each other and will underpin the development of nearly all of businesses in every sector in the future.
Innovative technology is driving transformative change across the world economy, hastened by a reliance on technology to adapt to the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has accelerated demand for digital transformation, connectivity and automation and demonstrated the value of robust services that are up to standard and operationally resilient. Businesses, particularly within consumer-facing markets, will need to be flexible and adapt to digital business models and the evolving market to survive.
Technology has the capability to enable you to expand and thrive when it’s adopted correctly. We will provide dedicated teams to support you with your unique commercial needs, as you acquire new technology and services.
We combine comprehensive technology services with experience advising across a range of business sectors, utilising a team of lawyers, with in-house experience. We provide legal advice that makes sense for your business.
Our technology team includes experts from a full range of legal specialisms, including commercial contracts, data protection and cyber security, consumer law, corporate finance, disputes, real estate, intellectual property and financial regulation. We support the full range of technology clients, from software providers and digital platforms, to underlying infrastructure providers, including data centre operators, telecommunications infrastructure providers and hi-tech engineers.
We can support you to apply the underpinnings of the digital transformation of businesses from years of experience, to support sectors adapting to technological change and to help them to succeed.
If you have any concerns about how technology will affect your business, whether as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
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Fiona Edmond and Mark Smith write for Property Week on data centres as an infrastructure asset class
The complexity of operational issues is something those new to the sector may not anticipate and interest is likely to increase.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises discoverIE on its acquisition of Antenova
discoverIE is a leading international designer, manufacturer and supplier of customised electronics to industry.
Gareth Mills writes for Lexology Getting The Deal Through on technology disputes in Bahrain
The most common disputes occur following perceived or actual failures to deliver required technology services an lack of clarity.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on acquisition of Westgate IT
Westgate IT specialises in providing IT support to businesses in the South West.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Appital Ltd on £2.5m Investment led by Frontline Ventures
Appital is an Equity Capital Marketplace which aims to bring innovation to Equity Capital Markets.
Mark Hill writes for In-House Community Magazine on solutions templating, a new priority for in-house legal teams
Removing the burden from legal teams, contract managers and administrators.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Metier on US$39m investment into Africa Mobile Networks
AMN builds, owns, operates and maintains mobile network infrastructure in Africa.
The regulation of big tech: a changing tide?
Sonia takes a look at the two main areas where the UK is increasing the regulation of Big Tech in 2021
Top 7 Data Protection Tips for Employers
Here are our top 7 data protection tips for employers.
There has been an increase in online phising attacks over the past year - but why?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises IFS on acquisition of Axios Systems
Axios Systems PLC is a global provider of cloud-based Enterprise Service Management (ESM) software.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Apollo Aerospace Components on acquisition of NYK Component Solutions
Apollo is an aerospace and defence supplier.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of Modern Networks on sale to Horizon Capital
Modern Networks is a leading provider of IT support, broadband and telecoms managed services to the UK’s commercial property sector.
CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited - An analysis
Slow and chaotic – lessons from a digital transformation disaster in CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Content+Cloud on acquisition of Sipcom
The acquisition establishes Content+Cloud as a global service provider to UK businesses.
Michael Powner quoted by Bloomberg, PA Media and People Management on the Supreme Court's ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers
The Supreme Court unanimously found that Uber drivers are workers under UK law.
Tech Connect Newsletter - February 2021
Welcome to the February edition of our Tech Connect Newsletter.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founders of The People Development Team (PDT Global) on sale to LTG plc
The People Development Team is a leading provider of online diversity and inclusion training and consultancy services.
The Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey – Private Equity Buyouts
The third in a series of articles mapping out The Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey , this time exploring private equity buyouts.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the owners of Safeonline LLP on its sale to Howden Broking Group Limited
Safeonline LLP has a proprietary insurtech platform, iQ, which will offer the capability to provide cyber insurance capability.