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.

How we help

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 licensing.

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.


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