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Eversheds LLP fields 11 dedicated technology lawyers in Cambridge, who advise regional, national and international clients. Team head Simon Crossley advised HSBC Bank on a global market data framework deal with Thomson Reuters. Newly promoted Liz Fitzsimons is ‘one of the country’s leading privacy practitioners’. Associate Michael Loffler is one to watch.

Mills & Reeve LLP is ‘the best, and very knowledgeable on technology contracts’. Team head Kevin Calderprovides clear and accessible advice’. Peter Wainman (who provides ‘measured, clear and articulate’ advice) acted for the Environment Agency on its £270m strategic IT programme. Alasdair Poore and senior associate Sophie Burton-Jones are also recommended.

At Taylor Vinters, ‘first-class lawyer’ Tom McGuire advises machine learning technology company Featurespace on day-to-day matters. Rhys Williams, senior associate Peter Lee (who is singled out for his ‘excellent understanding of practical issues’) and associate Alison Smith (who stands out for her ‘calm, assured and efficient advice and excellent understanding of the software industry’) are also recommended.

Birketts LLP’s Quentin Golder advises internet security software company BullGuard Ltd on all legal matters including OEM agreements and distribution contracts. Mark Gipson, who advised Quotatis Ltd on SaaS contracts and app-based solutions, and associate Kitty Rosser are also recommended.

Greenwoods Solicitors LLP’s Duncan Walker advised selling shareholders on the multimillion-pound merger of destination website developers NVG and Never Mind. Corporate partner David Woods is also recommended.

Hewitsons hired Andrew Priest from Memery Crystal LLP to lead its technology team. Bill Thatcher advised a major US IT company on research and development collaborations. Simon Biggin acts in contentious IT matters.

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