In this time of global crisis, business and community life has become increasingly dependent on technology enabled solutions to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, from online shopping to remote working and contact tracing. Whether you’re the supplier of an innovative new tech solution or you intend to license use of such technology, you can rely on our expertise in these exceptional times to advise you upon, draft and negotiate the relevant technology contracts.
We specialise in acting for early stage companies and for startups, and the key asset of many such businesses is their technology. Our priority is to protect rights for technology businesses and to allow realisation of maximum value from technology assets.
Our tech lawyers may advise you on general commercial/contractual matters at the same time as they advise you on a corporate transaction (i.e. on an investment, restructuring, trade sale or listing). In a fast moving sector, you will need a lawyer who has a deep understanding of your technology business, and who can co-ordinate the approach you take on all legal issues.
Technology Legal Advice
Our technology solicitors can advise on a technology specific issue or draft or comment upon technology agreements, including in relation to the development, licensing and maintenance of software, provision of software as a service, R&D, consultancy services, escrow arrangements and systems integration.
If you sell or market through a website, we can draft your e-commerce terms and conditions, your site and privacy terms, and negotiate the basis on which your site is hosted, maintained and designed. We also advise on the outsourcing of specific IT functions or applications, and on high value business process outsourcing arrangements in relation to back office and front office functions, and where a managed service is provided.