We’re the technology lawyers tech companies trust.
Technology is fundamental to almost every organisation. With years of experience in advising technology suppliers and their customers, we see the opportunities and challenges that come with technology transactions.
We understand contracting in the tech sector and intellectual property. And we know what you should consider before mergers and acquisitions or agreeing investment deals involving technology companies.
Data privacy. Intellectual property licensing. Employment status. These are just a few of the legal issues you need to grapple with when you buy or sell new technology – and we’ve been involved in some of the most high-profile cases in all of them.
We’ve helped tech companies merge and advised on crowd-funding and other investment deals. And we’ve turned tech-world jargon into practical advice for clients looking to invest in different technology.
Many of our clients are technology suppliers in systems
development and integration, software licensing and SAAS, web-based services
and platforms, managed services, outsourcing, hardware supply and data
The rest want to use this technology in their own organisations.
We help them understand the possible risks with contracts, licences, IP and so
on, and how to minimise them.
Bates Wells’ cross departmental teams acted for the shareholders of a Fin-Tech start up (which Bates Wells has advised since its incorporation) and worked intensely to reach completion of the deal within 7 days of receipt of the share purchase agreement.
Bates Wells acted for Aston Eyetech Limited (“AET”) on its £5million Series A investment round. The investors were Mercia Technologies PLC, the national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions, and an Asian-based investment syndicate.