Firms To Watch: IT and telecoms

Ed Rea and Daniel Adams jointly lead the TMT practice at Arbor Law, with demonstrable experience in matters concerning travel-tech and fintech.
Led by Gretchen Scott, the team at Goodwin provides advice to both consumer and B2B-facing businesses, with expertise across all sub-sectors in the technology space including fintech, biotech and health-tech.
Alexander Dittel leads the technology team at Wedlake Bell and advises on matters concerning outsourcing, licensing, e-commerce, AI automation and cybersecurity.

IT and telecoms in London


In addition to its core commercial services, the digital economy team at Ashurst has capabilities in IP, finance, disputes, competition and real estate. The practice advises on traditional IT, strategic sourcing and regulatory matters, in addition to its expertise in sourcing, data and digital infrastructure. Nick Elverston provides cross-border advice on the digital economy and co-heads the team with IT and sourcing specialist Christopher Bates. Amanda Hale acts for major operators and vendors, while David Futter advises clients in relation to disruptive and emerging technologies. Cybersecurity expert Rhiannon Webster handles data protection and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Nick Elverston; Christopher Bates

Other key lawyers:

Amanda Hale; David Futter; Rhiannon Webster; Rebecca Clarke


‘Christopher Bates combines a super sharp intellect with being extremely personable and amiable. I genuinely look forward to speaking with him because he is humorous, charismatic and extremely knowledgeable.’

‘The Ashurst digital economy practice is extremely integrated with other parts of the firm, meaning that they have a wholistic and unique offering. They are at the forefront of supporting clients on the digitisation journey across sectors, in particular financial services and telecoms.’

‘David Futter has an amazing ability to distil complex legal issues so that clients can digest and understand the risk.’

Key clients

1&1 Drillisch

Babcock International Group plc

BAI Communications

British Business Bank plc

Brookfield Infrastructure

Goldman Sachs

HM Government/UK Treasury



Komainu Holdings

Macquarie Capital

McLaren Group


Pirum Systems

Sopra Steria Limited

Three (Hutchison 3G UK Limited)


Virgin Media O2

Wireless Infrastructure Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Goldman Sachs on the development and launch of its proprietary multi asset class digital platform, Digital Assets Platform by Goldman Sachs.
  • Advised Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on Wireless Infrastructure Group’s acquisition of a portfolio of wireless infrastructure assets from Cellnex UK.
  • Advising Meta on 2Africa, including the 2Africa Pearls extension.

Baker & McKenzie

One of the leading IT and telecommunication practices, Baker McKenzie has demonstrable experience across a broad range of matters including regulatory, telecoms issues, IoT, mobile device arrangements, data protection and outsourcing. The team has particular expertise advising on network transformation and the use of telco cloud. Steve Holmes works on high-end technology deals and co-heads the practice alongside Sue McLean, who handles AI and blockchain matters. Robbie Downing advises clients on telecoms law and related regulatory issues, while Harry Small is noted for his expertise in outsourcing. Maulik Mittal, who focuses on consumer law and general contractual issues, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Steve Holmes; Sue McLean

Other key lawyers:

Robbie Downing; Harry Small; Maulik Mittal


‘Baker McKenzie has in-depth experience in providing legal advice to large telecommunication clients, and in particular, the regulatory issues and challenges that are prevalent within the industry.’

Key clients

3 (Hutchison 3G UK Limited)

APG Group






Fiera Infrastructure, Inc.








Sinch / Inteliquent

Uniphore Inc.




3 (Hutchison 3G UK Limited)

Work highlights

  • Acted for Colt on the entry into an exclusive arrangement for the proposed acquisition of Lumen Technologies’ Europe, Middle East and Africa business for USD 1.8 billion.
  • Advised Uniphore Inc., a leader in conversational AI and automation on its acquisition of Red Box, the leading open enterprise platform for capturing voice, screen and metadata from conversations.
  • Advised (Hutchison 3G) on its deal with BAI communications to provide network infrastructure, which will deliver high speed mobile connectivity, Wi-Fi and small cells services on the London Underground and other TFL street scape assets.

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP has an excellent telecommunications offering and works closely with key players in the data centre industry on issues pertaining to 5G connectivity, security and satellites. In the IT arena, the team provides support across a range of sectors including financial services, defence, public and retail on disputes, copyright and corporate technology. Ronald Hendrikx is experienced in communications projects and co-heads the practice alongside outsourcing expert Mark Leach. Graeme Maguire is a leading regulatory lawyer, handling both financings and disputes, while Roger Bickerstaff is well-versed in all aspects of the software industry, including licensing, distribution and cloud. Ian Edwards focuses on commercial contracts, with support from Jonathan Emmanuel.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Hendrikx; Mark Leach

Other key lawyers:

Graeme Maguire; Roger Bickerstaff; Ian Edwards; Jonathan Emmanuel


‘Good ethos and working together to provide continued support.’

‘Special mention to Ian Edwards for his practicality and ability to explain complex issues.’

Key clients

Allwyn Group



Gamma Communications




Work highlights

  • Acting for Allwyn Group on a technology transition and transformation project, involving the negotiation and implementation of a wide range of IT, telco and outsourcing contracts with all of the suppliers necessary for the operation of the UK National Lottery during the 10-year period starting from 1 February 2024.
  • Acting for the Nokia group in two UK High Court claims against multiple defendants from the Oppo, OnePlus and Realme groups for a declaration that the terms and conditions offered by Nokia to its patents are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) and patent infringement.
  • Advised Santander on its £25 million debt facility arrangements for Fibre & Wireless.

Bristows LLP

Bristows LLP’s IT and telecoms practice offers a broad range of technology services, including M&A, outsourcing, contracts, network outsourcing deals, commercial disputes and patents. The practice undertakes regulatory enforcement work for Ofcom, in addition to acting for other fibre providers and alt-net players. Toby Crick, who works on outsourcing projects for clients in the energy, health and financial services sectors, jointly leads the team alongside patent litigation expert Myles Jelf. Anna Cook specialises in high-end IT litigation, while Adrian Sim advises on outsourcing transactions. Angela Fouracre acts on both the supplier and customer side of IT disputes, and Chris Holder is noted for his expertise in the healthcare industry.

Practice head(s):

Toby Crick; Myles Jelf

Other key lawyers:

Anna Cook; Adrian Sim; Angela Fouracre; Chris Holder


‘Bristows is our go-to firm for any complex or high-value technology work. The team is accessible, responsive and incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Toby Crick is exceptional and highly recommended. He has a vast depth of knowledge and is commercially astute, responsive, determined and always approaches our transactions with a great sense of humour.’

‘Excellent technology strength. The team is knowledgeable and also very commercial and business-minded.’

Key clients

The Disclosure and Barring Service

Aspen Insurance

Ecolibrium Inc. Limited

Formula E

Kaluza Limited

Johnson & Johnson Medical

Trafigura Pte Limited

NHS London Procurement Partnership


Sure Telecom (Channel Islands, IOM)







Philips N.V

Juniper Networks

Dixons Carphone

Thomas Miller Insurance




The Guardian (GNM)


Amazon – AWS


Work highlights

  • Advising the DBS (part of the Home Office) on an IT project-related dispute.
  • Advising Formula-E (the electric version of F1) on a range of technology projects, including a global technology procurement deal with TCS.
  • Advised new Channel Island headquartered telecoms client Sure on its “3 to 2” acquisition of Vodafone Airtel Channel Islands covering M&A, merger control and commercial issues.

Clifford Chance LLP

The technology practice at Clifford Chance LLP is skilled in IT outsourcing and strategic contracting, in addition to handling investment and development work in relation to emerging technologies. In the regulatory arena, the team is currently advising leading industry players such as Comcast and Spotify on compliance with competition and antitrust matters. Co-head André Duminy focuses on commercial transactions, M&A and outsourcing arrangements, while Jennifer Chimanga acts on strategic inbound acquisitions and investments. Jonathan Kewley focuses on data, cybersecurity and AI issues, with support from Zayed Al Jamil.

Practice head(s):

Andre Duminy; Jennifer Chimanga

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Kewley; Zayed Al Jamil


‘The team is an extremely cohesive and well-coordinated group.’

‘The team is always available to assist, and has an in-depth knowledge of the sector. They are extremely reliable, and can offer unique solutions to difficult problems

Key clients



Anchorage Capital Partners

Cellnex Telecom

Delivery Hero




Home Credit Group




LZ Labs


NTT Communications

Octopus Energy / Kraken Technologies

Royal London Asset Management



State Street


Work highlights

  • Advising Africell on the procurement of key infrastructure and services from Nokia to support the roll-out of a nationwide mobile network in Angola.
  • Advising HQLAx on its collaboration with Fnality to complete an innovative delivery-versus-payment (DvP) repo settlement proof of concept that promises to deliver efficiencies to the industry and move it closer to intraday settlement through the use of DLT.
  • Advising FIS on its mega outsourcing transaction (initial 10-year term) with Franklin Resources, Inc (Franklin Templeton), the global transfer agent services provider.


CMS boasts an impressive client base, acting for major international telecom and satellite operators including BT, Omantel, CityFibre and Gigaclear. The team covers all the major asset classes including subsea, data centres, tower mast portfolios and satellite with expertise in project financing. Clive Gringras is experienced in representing VLOP’s in regulatory investigations and co-heads the practice alongside communications law expert Chris Watson. Matthew Bennett specialises in outsourcing, offshoring and shared services, while Sam De Silva works on cloud computing and system development. Dominic Dryden is well-versed in negotiating commercial transactions and enterprise IT procurement.

Practice head(s):

Clive Gringras; Chris Watson

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Bennett; Sam De Silva; Dominic Dryden


‘Ian Stevens has a deep knowledge of technology, used to great effect to spot and manage contractual risk.’

‘Razor sharp focus on finding what the problem is and delivering actionable insights and advice.’

‘Customer focused, friendly and easy to work.’

Key clients






Go Plc

New Balance

Rackspace US, Inc

Ooredoo Group


Lloyds Banking Group




Mobius Networks

Work highlights

  • Advised and negotiated a +$2.8bn 10-year strategic cloud and data deal between Microsoft and the London Stock Exchange Group.
  • Acted for IBM UK in a dispute relating to a major implementation of a new IT system for a large financial institution in the UK.
  • Advised M&S on a high-value outsourcing transaction in the retail sector.


Dentons provides the full spectrum of services, with demonstrable experience advising on matters concerning IT and telecoms, commercial contracts, M&A, IP, regulatory and data privacy. Additionally, the practice is noted for its expertise in emerging and disruptive technologies, such as blockchain, AI, satellites and quantum technology. Transactional lawyer Henrietta Baker, who specialises in technology and telecoms transactions, strategic sourcing and commercial contracts, jointly leads the team alongside, Tristan Jonckheer, who is a key contact for telecoms regulatory advice. Dan Burge advises on high-end strategic technology procurement, business process re-engineering and outsourcing projects, while Martin Fanning handles e-commerce and advertising compliance issues. Other key contacts in the group include Andy Lucas and Sarah Lima, both of whom advise on IT outsourcing and business-critical technology projects for clients in the public and private sectors.

Practice head(s):

Henrietta Baker; Tristan Jonckheer

Other key lawyers:

Dan Burge; Martin Fanning; Andy Lucas; Sarah Lima


‘Good understanding of technical issues and regulation.’

‘Tristan Jonckheer and his team work tirelessly to quickly understand and get to the heart of the issue, working with an open dialogue to find a suitable solution. This shows their experience and expertise in complex transactions.’

‘Dan Burge is exceptional. Very experienced and always seems to magically make himself available for meetings when we need him.’

Key clients

Anglo American



Royal Mail Group

Secure Meters

Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA)

Wella / KKR



Transport for London (TfL)

Work highlights

  • Advising FIFA on the launch of FIFA’s global e-commerce solution, with a global FIFA store and individual stores for key FIFA tournaments, with Legends Hospitality LLC as its partner and provider of these e-commerce services.
  • Advising Royal Mail on its “postal drones” project. The transaction will revolutionise RMG’s services to remote communities in the UK, providing faster and more convenient services while reducing their environmental impact, helping RMG to meet its ambitious ESG objectives.
  • Advising Wella, the global hair and beauty brand on the international implementation of its digital marketing strategy.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper acts across a broad range of contentious and non-contentious technology and outsourcing mandates, with additional experience advising on matters concerning telecoms, including mobile towers, spectrum regulation, core networks, fibre broadband and satellite. The team is also well-versed in licensing, operational, regulatory and litigious matters. Mark O’Conor, who assists both public and private sector clients on aspects of IT law, cloud computing and public procurement, jointly leads the team alongside Mike Conradi, who spearheads the international telecoms offering. Kit Burden handles outsourcing and technology transactions, while Chloe Forster advises on AI and automation, blockchain and other digital and emerging technologies. Anthony Day, who handles cross-border transformation projects, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Mark O’Conor; Mike Conradi

Other key lawyers:

Kit Burden; Chloe Forster; Anthony Day


‘Prompt, on-point, efficient, and always reliable.’

‘Kit Burden and Chloe Forster have deep industry knowledge, which is complemented by their pragmatic and user-friendly approach.’

‘Excellent team with exquisite knowledge of telecommunications law.’

‘Anthony Day is a stand-out partner. He is a fantastic team leader and a real superstar TMT lawyer. He is pragmatic, efficient and extremely commercial. Anthony has seen every permutation of a deal and is perfectly placed to advise on fast-moving transactions throughout the process.’

‘Mike Conradi has the ability to discern and formulate clients’ needs better than the clients’ themselves. He has an exceptionally friendly demeanour and is very quick to revert even on very complex legal matters.’

‘A very knowledgeable, friendly, collaborative and commercial team. The team has a deep bench, with great experience and inspire confidence.’

Key clients

Ministry of Defence

NHS/Connecting for Health



Standard Chartered Bank



British Airways/IAG


HCL Technologies




Willis Tower Watson



National Grid

Work highlights

  • Advised the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) on establishing a ground-breaking decade-long strategic partnership with Microsoft, focussed on cloud transformation and developing joint strategic initiatives.
  • Advising Ooredoo Group and six of its MNO subsidiaries across the Middle East on a tower deal intended to close in 2023 that will see a total of 20,000 towers transferred for an investment of c. USD1.5 billion.
  • Advised MTN on a strategic alliance with Microsoft. Our support included the end-to-end management, drafting and negotiation of the full suite of contractual documentation detailing the terms of the strategic alliance and each individual work stream forming part of it.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP assists clients on all aspects of technology and outsourcing, from systems implementation and technology procurement to communications, data protection and cybersecurity. The practice is well-versed in handling disputes in addition to M&A transactions for disruptors and start-ups. The practice is co-led by Nick Pantlin, who specialises in multi-jurisdictional technology procurement, and David Coulling, who advises on joint ventures in the telecoms arena. Stephen Wisking is well-versed in competition, regulation and trade, with involvement in competition and regulatory cases, while James Farrell has experience in IT-related disputes. Jeremy Purton, who handles transactional and sourcing work, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Nick Pantlin; David Coulling; Stephen Wisking; James Farrell

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Purton


‘Genuine interest in our unique issues and commitment to finding practical solutions, via a collaborative approach.’

‘The HSF is friendly, approachable and value their client’s subject matters.’

‘Jeremy Purton shows an impressive knowledge of IT service management and infrastructure.’

‘The HSF Team is exemplary in its collaborative approach and very much feels like a trusted partner in delivery.’

‘Excellent team, who are always willing to go above and above.’

Key clients


Bharti Airtel

BP and bp Pulse

British American Tobacco




Goldman Sachs



IHS Towers



Kismet Capital Group

Lloyds Banking Group

Ministry of Defence



Reliance Communications


Standard Chartered Bank

Tata Communications


Telefonica UK (O2), Telefonica S.A.

Transport for London



Virgin Media/O2



Work highlights

  • Advised ClearBank on the appropriate intra-group outsourcing arrangements for its technology and ‘banking as a service’ platform.
  • Advised IHS Towers on its acquisition of 5,709 telecommunication towers in South Africa from MTN (Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited), as well as providing Power-as-a-Service to MTN at approximately 12,800 sites across South Africa (including the acquired 5,709 sites).
  • Advised TfL on the re-procurement of mobile services for its estate of c. 60,000 SIMS cards, covering corporate and operational staff mobile device users, as well as machine-to-machine communications for equipment such as Oyster card readers, the ULES cameras, iBus tracking systems, and others.

Latham & Watkins

The data and technology transactions practice at Latham & Watkins delivers specialist advice to companies on all stages of their lifecycle covering contractual issues, outsourcing, procurement, data protection and privacy. The team, which is experienced in disruptive technologies and issues pertaining to IP and licensing, is jointly led by data privacy and security expert Gail Crawford and Andrew Moyle, who stands out for his expertise in outsourcing and fintech matters. Fiona Maclean handles the regulatory implications of data-centric technologies, while transactional lawyer Christian McDermott has been at the forefront of developments surrounding NFTs and digital assets. Elva Cullen, who focuses on IP-related matters and online platforms regulatory issues, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Gail Crawford; Andrew Moyle

Other key lawyers:

Fiona Maclean; Christian McDermott; Elva Cullen


‘High quality service delivered seamlessly on demand. Technically excellent and good breadth of expertise across the team.’

‘Very strong bench with subject matter expertise, allowing the team to handle complex transactions.’

‘Christian McDermott is a technical expert, who also gives practical advice and understands client motivations. He is patient and tireless in the face of difficult opposing counsel.’

Key clients

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Snap, Inc.


Dapper Labs

DigitalBridge Group, Inc.

OEP Capital Investors

Intuit, Inc.

NVIDIA Corporation

Credit Suisse


Norgine Europe B.V.

Madison Dearborn Partners

Viasat Inc.


Global Infrastructure Partners



Work highlights

  • Advised Farfetch on commercial matters in connection with its acquisition of a 47.5% stake in YOOX Net-a-Porter.
  • Advised DigitalBridge Group on the technology and commercial agreements in connection with its US$820 million acquisition of Telenet’s Mobile Telecommunication Tower Business.
  • Advised Viasat, Inc on technology and commercial agreements in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire Inmarsat for US$7.3 billion.

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP has experience advising on a broad range of IT matters, from outsourcing and cloud to developing fields, such as AI, digital regulation and med-tech. In the telecoms arena, the team is well-versed in communications and digital infrastructure issues relating to towers, fibre, subsea cables, data centres and digital advertising. Julian Cunningham-Day spearheads the global technology, fintech and telecoms sector groups and has considerable experience advising on commercial and regulatory telecoms and IT projects, while David Martin focuses on digital infrastructure transactions spanning all key asset classes. Georgina Kon handles software licensing issues and contentious mandates, while Richard Cumbley acts for multinationals on regulatory and sourcing work, with support from Iain Fenn.

Practice head(s):

Julian Cunningham-Day; David Martin; Georgina Kon

Other key lawyers:

Richard Cumbley; Iain Fenn


‘Best in class, leading industry knowledge and experience. Linklaters has delivered the most consistent level of service in our industry over the years. They always prove themselves to be first rate and commercial in every aspect of our interactions.’

‘They go above and beyond, exceeding client expectations.’

‘David Martin has been a trusted advisor for years and continues to provide best in class service to our organization. David remains our go-to counsel for high value complex industry specific transactions.’

Key clients

Vodafone Group Services Limited

Ardian Investment UK Limited

InfraVia Capital Partners

Fnality International Ltd

Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia KSC (Zain)

DigitalBridge Investments LLC


Vodafone Group Services Limited

CK Hutchison Holdings Limited

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Viasat Inc

Work highlights

  • Advising InfraVia on the commercial arrangements for a joint venture with Virgin Media 02 to build out a new fibre network to deliver broadband to 7m homes
  • Advising several major online platforms on new content regulation, including support with compliance programmes and regulatory engagement.
  • Advising on the high-profile IT arrangements around the first ever Energy Transfer Scheme by which Bulb Energy was transferred in administration to Octopus.

Pinsent Masons LLP

Counting Google, Fujitsu and Aviva among its standout roster of clients, Pinsent Masons LLP has a strong focus in the data arena, handling advisory matters relating to privacy and GDPR, while building on its commercial and regulatory expertise, working on the 5G and telecoms infrastructure roll out. Jonathan Kirsop, who has demonstrable experience in handling data protection issues, jointly leads the team alongside Angus McFadyen, who acts for start-ups, scale ups and institutions on high-end technology transactions. Simon Colvin advises clients across the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors on the adoption of transformational and smart technologies, while Diane Mullenex handles cross-border telecoms matters. David Barker, who is recognised for his expertise in data privacy litigation, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Kirsop; Angus McFadyen

Other key lawyers:

Simon Colvin; Diane Mullenex; Ruby Khnom


‘Dedicated team, always listening to the client’s needs and addressing them efficiently.’

‘Team members are always ready to discuss and implement innovative answers to the matters at stake.’

‘Super hands on and responsive’

Key clients



Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

On Tower UK



The National Employment Savings Trust Corporation – Nest

The Post Office

Open Identity Exchange (OIX)


Transport for London


Direct Line Group

Dixons Carphone

Legal & General


ING Bank NV / Yolt Group

Royal London Mutual Insurance Society

Government Digital Services, part of Cabinet Office


American International Group UK Limited




Work highlights

  • Advising Google on a representative action brought by Andrew Prismall on behalf of a purported class of around 1.6million individuals whose medical records were sent by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) to DeepMind in connection with DeepMind’s provision of a service called Streams.
  • Advising UK Government (Cabinet Office: Government Digital Services) regarding their One Login programme.
  • Advised American International Group UK Limited on its regulatory remediation project which includes compliance with PRA SS 2/21 and the EIOPA Guidelines on cloud, in relation to c.160 contracts.

Slaughter and May

Counting major technology companies among its key roster of clients, Slaughter and May stands out for its expertise in high-end transactions, strategic sourcings and procurements, regulatory issues, licensing strategies, infrastructure projects and product launches, in addition to IT-related disputes. Rob Sumroy leads the team and assists clients with their response to emerging disruptive technologies, fintech, cyber and e-commerce, while David Ives works across both the public and private sectors on matters concerning business process sourcing. Duncan Blaikie advises on commercial contracts, while Laura Houston focuses on the acquisition and divestment of technology assets. Victoria MacDuff, who is well-versed in cybersecurity and telecoms matters, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Rob Sumroy

Other key lawyers:

David Ives; Duncan Blaikie; Laura Houston; Victoria MacDuff


‘Laura Houston is outstanding – commercial, responsive and approachable.’

‘Slaughter and May have a well-established team of associates and partners. They offer a no nonsense, pragmatic service.’

Key clients


Micro Focus International plc

Booking Holdings


PCCW Limited

Orient Overseas (International) Limited


SideQuest Ltd




Work highlights

  • Acted for Vodafone Plc in connection with the proposed merger of Vodafone Limited and Hutchison 3G UK Limited
  • Advised Micro Focus on the recommended cash acquisition by Open Text Corporation of Micro Focus’ entire issued and to be issued share capital.
  • Advised Burberry on the renewal of its global information technology contract with Verizon UK Limited.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP acts for clients across the full IT supply chain, from data centre operators and cloud service providers to software providers and customers purchasing IT solutions. The firm is noted for its standout experience in IT disputes and insur-tech-related matters. Mark Bailey has particular specialism in regulated IT sector contracting and co-heads the team alongside transactional lawyer Mark Howard. Jason Saiban assists clients with supply and procurement agreements, while Megan Paul focuses on large-scale commercial agreements, including outsourcing transactions. Caroline Young, who advises on a broad range of technology and procurement contracts, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Mark Bailey; Mark Howard

Other key lawyers:

Jason Saiban; Megan Paul; Caroline Young


‘Responsive to the client’s needs, practical and commercial approach to issues and challenges. Provide good technical advice.’

‘Megan Paul is through and technically good.

‘They truly operate as an extension of our in-house team. They are incredibly nimble and know our requirements so well.’

‘Caroline Young gives us sterling support. She is always available and responsive. Nothing is too much trouble. She takes problems and makes them go away.’

‘Good understanding of our risk appetite, operate as an extension of our team rather than an arms length organisation providing theoretical advice. The advice is always adapted to the context that we operate in.’

‘Caroline Young is a particularly strong member of this team. She is pragmatic and clear when advising clients and tailors her legal advice to the operational or commercial context.’

Key clients

Nike (Nike European Operations Netherlands BV)

Fika Community Limited


Oncam Global Limited


Juriba Limited

Battery Ventures


REaD Group Limited

Conferma Limited


Work highlights

  • Acting as the key legal advisers for Marshmallow, disruptor of the insurance market and unicorn as of July 2022 when they were valued at over $1.25bn; supporting across a range of practice groups.
  • Advising Content+Cloud on the acquisition of Microsoft Dynamics specialist, Azzure IT.
  • Advising Juriba, provider of workplace management automation software designed to revolutionize the management of continuous or one-off enterprise IT transformation streams, on multiple deals across Europe and North America.


Fieldfisher has demonstrable experience in the technology arena, advising on matters concerning privacy, projects and outsourcing, communications, satellite and financial services. The practice is particularly well-versed in telecoms work, in addition to advising on the regulatory aspects of AI mandates. Simon Briskman leads the team and has experience in handling matters relating to digital transformation and data centres, while IT and outsourcing specialists Paul Barton and John Worthy act for software companies in the financial services and public sectors. James Walsh handles network infrastructure issues, while Paul Graham works on data privacy and cloud implementation projects. John Brunning, who acts on both the customer and supplier side of technology transactions, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Simon Briskman

Other key lawyers:

Paul Barton; John Worthy; James Walsh; Paul Graham; John Brunning; Robert Shooter


‘First-class industry knowledge and very good at helping cut through legal issues to get to the core commercial concerns.’

‘James Walsh is a stand-out partner, who is always available and has excellent general knowledge outside his specialist fields. 

‘James Walsh provides first-class advice and cuts to the chase on commercial concerns.’

‘My experience with Fieldfisher is that they provide pragmatic, commercially astute advice in a timely, cost effective manner.’

‘They really know their stuff and work to achieve the client’s ambition. Get the deals done, even with complicated commercial partners on the other side of the transaction’

‘James Walsh is great to work with.’

‘Great range of subject-matter experts.’

‘Paul Barton is hugely knowledgeable with a calm and easy manner.’

Key clients

Jurassic Fibre



Live Tech Games

Brake Bros

Space Norway




Mills & Reeve LLP

The IT team at Mills & Reeve LLP advises on cutting-edge matters concerning, blockchain, crypto-exchanges, digital wallets and IoT, with additional expertise in cloud computing and neural network technology. The practice is led by Jagvinder Singh Kang, who has a wealth of experience in technology, data protection and cybersecurity, while Alison Ross-Eckford specialises in IT sourcing, transformation, renegotiation projects and financial services work. Kevin Calder advises government departments on large-scale IT projects, while data protection expert Peter Wainman focuses on matters relating to health technology.


Practice head(s):

Jagvinder Singh Kang

Other key lawyers:

Alison Ross-Eckford; Kevin Calder; Peter Wainman


‘Very personable and professional team who work well with client’s own team and are always responsive and fight the client’s corner.’

‘Jagvinder Singh Kang is a subject-matter expert in the field of IT and data protection issues. His keen interest in the areas of IT and data protection is clearly evident and, when combined with his significant experience of this sector and keen attention to detail, he becomes a force to be reckoned with.’

‘M&R continue to be our trusted legal advisers, providing seamless and valuable support on a range of IT matters, of varying complexity and value, and with first-class client service.’

‘We work with many members of the M&R IT and telecoms team, who we view as an extension to our small in-house team. They all provide fantastic support and pragmatic advice, understanding our business needs and requirements, and are committed to delivering on our work in an efficient manner.’

‘Friendly, helpful, efficient, professional and customer focused. Readily available, highly approachable and responsive service every time.’

‘Partners Kevin Calder and Peter Wainman are both excellent. Highly commercial with deep knowledge of the sector. Identify the issues quickly and deliver advice with pragmatism and insight to address and find solutions and give us exactly what we need.’

‘Reliable, expert and up-to-date knowledge. Produce relevant online webinars clearly explaining the subject matter and providing guidance.’

‘Clear and concise, with exceptional communication skills. Pragmatic, risk-based guidance is given. Authority and command on the subject matter has been crucial in navigating difficult discussions so that our intended goal was accomplished.’

Key clients

British Standards Institution

Cognizant Worldwide

Macmillan Cancer Support

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe


Cleveland Clinic

Ministry of Defence / DIPS

Poro Technology

Siemens Healthcare

Miles Partnership

Work highlights

  • Advised Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe on a range of technology matters.
  • Advised Cognizant Worldwide on technology matters.
  • Advised Cleveland Clinic on technology arrangements.

Morrison Foerster

The technology transactions group at Morrison Foerster brings considerable contentious and non-contentious experience across the key areas of digital regulatory, compliance, finance and corporate matters. The practice also offers expertise in IP licensing, fintech, outsourcing, NFTs and digital farming. Alistair Maughan co-heads the European technology and commercial team and advises on service-based outsourcing transactions, commercial licensing and sales contracts. He now works alongside fellow co-head Charlotte Walker-Osborn, who recently joined from EY LawSteven James specialises in IP disputes, while Mercedes Samavi and Sana Ashcroft advise on domestic and cross-border commercial matters, including distribution and supply chain logistics agreements.

Practice head(s):

Alistair Maughan; Charlotte Walker-Osborn

Other key lawyers:

Steven James; Mercedes Samavi; Sana Ashcroft


‘Proactive and thorough. Particular strength in distilling complex issues and providing clear, understandable translation of legal arguments into commercial reality.’

‘Mercedes Samavi cuts straight to the nub of the legal issue. Her advice is always well-considered, practical and focused on our objectives.’

‘Alistair Maughan personifies professionalism, commercial awareness and legal rigour. Extremely responsive and goes above and beyond.’

‘Very knowledgeable team, who provide clear, pragmatic advice.’

‘Mercedes Samavi brings everything you look for in an external adviser. She consistently provides high quality advice, is clear on timings and has a calm, collaborative negotiating style.’

‘Alastair Maughan has given clear, pragmatic advice and makes himself available as needed.’

Key clients




Cambridge Quantum







Loyalty Juggernaut



SoftBank Group Corp.

SOPHIA Oxford UK Limited




Verisem B.V.

Wirex/Pavel Matveev/Dmitry Lazarichev/Georgy Sokolov

Wirex Limited



Work highlights

  • Advising India-based software provider Loyalty Juggernaut on issues associated with its Cloud/SaaS contracts with a number of key customers, including VivaAerobus, Sabre, WestJet, GalaxyOne, Langham Hotels, Jumeirah International, Deutsche Telekom.
  • Counsel to Infobip in connection with various technology transactions and agreements.
  • Advising Bitrise, a fast-growth mobile app development platform, on all its software licensing agreements relating to the licensing and exploitation of its technology.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has demonstrable experience advising on large-scale innovative IT projects, such as technology joint ventures, consortia and collaborations involving emerging and disruptive technologies. The practice is also well-versed in M&A, technology-related disputes and competition matters. Sean Murphy, who assists clients on the development and deployment of financial services technology, jointly leads the team alongside Oliver Stacey and James Russell, who specialises in outsourcing and IP. Finance expert Daniel Metcalfe advises on cross-border transactions involving towers, cable and data centers, while Marcus Evans  handles data protection, privacy and cyber security mandates.

Practice head(s):

Sean Murphy; Oliver Stacey; James Russell

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Metcalfe; Marcus Evans


‘Capability to keep looking for solutions despite pressure.’

Key clients

Airband Community Internet Limited


BNP Paribas


Community Fibre Limited

Coventry Building Society



Goldman Sachs


Modern Times Group

National Digital Infrastructure Fund (Amber Infrastructure)

Orange S.A

PayPal Inc.



Vodacom / Vodafone


Work highlights

  • Instructed by Qualcomm in defending an opt-out collective claim which has been brought against it in the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of a class of consumers by the Consumer Association, Which?
  • Advised a consortium, led by Kenya’s Safaricom and including Vodafone, Vodacom, BII and Sumitomo, on its winning bid for Ethiopia’s first telecoms license for $850 million, following a competitive, two-year auction process.
  • Advising Cognizant on its agreement to acquire Mobica, an Internet of Things (IoT) software engineering services provider.

Osborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP acts for major technology and telecoms clients in key sectors, such as cloud-based solutions, AI, blockchain, financial services and transport. John Buyers, who is a commercial outsourcing and IT specialist with experience in domestic and international transactions, jointly leads the team alongside Mark Taylor, who handles matters concerning data protection, cybersecurity and fintech. Jon Fell advises operators and service providers on network sharing, managed services and commercial technology arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Mark Taylor; John Buyers

Other key lawyers:

Jon Fell


‘The team is approachable, responsive and able to explain matters in a non-technical manner.’

‘Technically excellent and a supportive team.’

‘Jon Fell knows his stuff.’

‘The team provide exceptional advice.’

‘They are trusted and have taken the time to understand our business model and the dynamics of our business.’

‘Mark Taylor is good at problem solving and pushing us to consider what if type scenarios.’

Key clients


Cornerstone Telecommunications


Hargreaves Lansdown

University of Bristol


Work highlights

  • Advised BT plc and EE Limited on a 20-year agreement with BAI Communications to deliver mobile connectivity on the London Underground.
  • Advised Warner Bros Discovery on various aspects of the BT Sport / Eurosport joint venture between BT and Warner Bros Discovery in the UK and Ireland.
  • Advised the University of Bristol on its procurement of a new modern communications network for the whole of the University, covering over 380 buildings and representing gross space of some 375,000 m2.


RPC advises on technology contracts, outsourcing matters, regulatory issues, fund raising mandates and M&A transactions, in addition to technology-related disputes. The practice is also able to assist clients on innovative projects, with industry knowledge in emerging technologies, such as NFTs, AI and InsurTech. Jeremy Drew, who advises on contentious and non-contentious technology matters, jointly leads the team alongside Mark Crichard, who focuses on mandates concerning procurement and outsourcing. Tom Purton is well-versed in commercial contracts, while Charles Buckworth is handles fintech matters. The team was bolstered in 2022 by the arrival of specialist tech litigator Helen Armstrong from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Drew; Mark Crichard

Other key lawyers:

Tom Purton; Charles Buckworth

Key clients


Google and YouTube


LINK Scheme


Zensar Technologies UK Ltd

Travel Ledger




Travel Ledger

[King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust]

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

McArthur Glen

Work highlights

  • Advising Google in respect of its defence of a claim brought by Epic Games, concerning the Google Play Store and Epic’s battle royale game ‘Fortnite’.
  • Advising WaveOptics on a number of contracts relating to the development and licence for nano-technology, including the “growing” of organic nano electronic circuit boards for its augmented reality technology.
  • Advising the LINK Scheme, the UK payment system and cash machine network, on the management and resolution of issues under its outsourcing agreement with its key suppliers and negotiating LINK’s internal IT and security contracts.

Squire Patton Boggs

The IP and technology team at Squire Patton Boggs assists clients on a broad range of matters, from software licensing and hardware purchase agreements to large-scale business IT projects. The practice is also noted for its strong track record advising on regulatory and public policy issues arising out of the technology sector. Andrew Wilkinson, who advises on licensing and cloud arrangements, jointly leads the team alongside Francesco Liberatore, who represents clients in investigations before regulatory and competition authorities. David Naylor focuses on matters concerning data, digital media and privacy, with support from James Pearson.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Wilkinson; Francesco Liberatore

Other key lawyers:

David Naylor; James Pearson


‘Francesco Liberatore stands head and shoulders above the crowd, a brilliant lawyer and an absolute delight to work with.’

Key clients






Hellen Systems

Live Nation


Telecom Infra Project




Work highlights

  • Advising several major technology and telecoms firms including Akamai, Avaya, Vodafone and Viber on compliance with the new EU Electronic Communications Code.
  • Advising Supponor on its game changing deal with the North American National Ice Hockey League for the league-wide deployment of Supponor’s virtual advertising technology at NHL matches.
  • Advising the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain on the review and amendment of its Telecommunications Merger Control Regulations, telecommunications licensing framework and access regulations.

Taylor Wessing LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP acts for high-profile investors, from early stage funds and international venture capital firms to corporate investors and sovereign wealth funds. The practice supports clients through the full lifecycle of matters across both advisory and contentious issues. Josef Fuss, who acts for investors, companies and entrepreneurs on joint venture and M&A mandates, jointly leads the team alongside Mark Owen, who handles trade mark, copyright and other IP issues. Graham Hann focuses on commercial and IT matters in the telecoms sector, and is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Mark Owen; Josef Fuss

Other key lawyers:

Graham Hann; Siân Skelton


‘TW has the capacity to do a close follow up of all the open works. They combine a legal view with the business orientated view which is really important to solve problems and give solutions.’

‘Clear communications and efficient. They transmit confidence and most valuable, I think they respect timings.’

Key clients




Thought Machine


Trustology Bitpanda



TodayTix Group


Wiggin LLP

In the technology arena, Wiggin LLP advises on large-scale commercial and regulatory projects, with demonstrable experience in working with disruptive technologies. The practice also provides regulatory assistance on communication services and products. Gordon Moir, who specialises in issues relating to market access and regulation of telecoms services, jointly leads the team alongside litigation expert Mark Deem and Marcus Bagnall, who handles matters concerning blockchain, NFTs and token classifications. Victoria Harris–Honrado, who is an expert in competition and network regulation, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Gordon Moir; Marcus Bagnall; Mark Deem

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Harris-Honrado; Claire Livingstone


‘Gordon Moir is a someone you really want to go to for a good understanding of real risk when providing complex solutions in problematic jurisdictions.’

‘Victoria Harris-Honrado has tremendous experience with UK regulation.’

Marcus Bagnall is a go-to contact for support on structuring deals or contracts in the wider communications and technology space.’

‘Wiggin are fast, trustworthy and above all friendly, approachable and a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Claire Livingstone is an absolute rock. Extremely bright, reliable and fast. She adds a lot of value and thinks commercially.’

‘The team is extremely knowledgeable with in-depth understanding of the sector and issues and a practical approach.’

‘Gordon Moir and Marcus Bagnall are excellent lawyers who deeply understand the industry and provide strategic and practical advice. They are extremely responsive and always available.’

‘Wiggin offer a very comprehensive, responsive and innovative legal service to clients in the IT and technology sectors.’

Key clients




Digital Nasional Berhad

Electronic Arts




Formula E




MBC Group


Orange Business Services

Penguin Random House

Sony Music Entertainment





Virgin Media O2



Work highlights

  • Advising AT&T on several aspects of its global regulatory compliance, including EECC implementation, Covid regulations and AI.
  • Advising BNET on the creation of critical wholesale regulatory and commercial arrangements for access to network and infrastructure that will be in place between BNET and all the other telecoms retail operators in Bahrain.
  • Supporting Orange Business Services as they deploy their global connected car solutions to some of the world’s leading automotive providers.

Addleshaw Goddard

The IT team at Addleshaw Goddard has experience across the financial services, retail, consumer, energy and pharmaceutical industries. Key areas of expertise include advising on emerging technologies, IT outsourcings, acquisitions and technology-related disputes. Practice head Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta handles outsourcing transactions in the financial services and consumer sectors with the support of David Berry, while Lauren Hamilton leads on high-value, cross-border technology disputes for a mix of domestic and international clients.

Practice head(s):

Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta

Other key lawyers:

David Berry; Lauren Hamilton; Natalie Trainor


‘A pragmatic and commercial team.’

‘Efficient, responsive and able to break down complex topics.’

Key clients

HSBC UK Bank plc


Virgin Money

Deazy Limited

UCB Biopharma SRL

Wind River Systems Inc.

FNZ (UK) Limited

GHA (Global Hotel Alliance)

CIS General Insurance Limited


Work highlights

  • Advised Rathbones Group Plc on the technology aspects of its all share combination and integration with Investec Wealth & Investment Limited.
  • Supporting Wind River Systems on its provision of software and related services to its broad range of clients.
  • Acted for Soteria Insurance Limited against IBM in its successful appeal concerning a major IT contract for a new IT platform.

A&O Shearman

Noted for its expertise in commercial agreements, outsourcing, licensing arrangements, IP, privacy and data protection, A&O Shearman handles a range of mandates from M&A and regulatory issues to dispute resolution and services procurement. William Samengo-Turner, who has experience in navigating the challenges and opportunities brought by digital disruption and innovation in the market, co-leads the team alongside Nigel Parker, who focuses on commercial IP and IT matters, and Tom Levine, who advises on telecoms projects in the Middle East.

Practice head(s):

William Samengo-Turner; Nigel Parker; Tom Levine


‘Good, hard-working culture with a lot of focus on excellence. They have a lot of subject matter experts and they do a good job at leaving no stone unturned. In terms of digital infrastructure expertise, they are second to none.’

‘Tom Levine was hands on, committed and knowledgeable. He did a very good job at coordinating his team.’

‘Deep industry insights having worked on some of the most complex and nuanced deals in the industry.’

‘Incredibly smart, with insightful views into nuanced topics – often catching concepts we hadn’t considered.’

‘Deep industry experience, developed and emerging markets experience, and good market coverage and depth of teams.’

‘Tom Levine has unparalleled deep experience and is the kind of lawyer that becomes a long-term trusted advisor. He is always ready to get in the trenches with his clients and take up the fight.’

Key clients





Cordiant Digital Infrastructure


OpenText Corporation




Rimini Street

Sage Group

EQT Infrastructure

Work highlights

  • Advised EQT Infrastructure VI fund on its acquisition of a 60% stake in a newly created company, which will own and operate the Italian telecom provider Wind Tre’s mobile and fixed network.
  • Advised OpenText Corporation, on its USD6 billion recommended offer for Micro Focus International PLC, the UK-based enterprise software provider.
  • Acted for Liberty Global (LG), Telefónica and Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) on the formation of a joint venture between LG, Telefónica and InfraVia Capital Partners to build a new fibre network to up to 7 million homes in the UK.

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP has built a comprehensive end-to-end IT, outsourcing and digital disruption service offering across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including procurement of hardware, fintech, disruptive technology and licensing. Anthony Nagle co-leads the team and has experience in business transactions and restructurings, while co-head Declan Cushley handles commercial matters and is well-versed in IP mandates. David Hill acts for a range of clients from government departments and public sector bodies to corporate entities.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Nagle; Declan Cushley

Other key lawyers:

David Hill


‘From pre-contract the team were without fault – and from the very beginning the team understood the complexity of not only the legal matter at hand but also the importance and priority of actions for us as a client. It was totally refreshing to instruct a legal firm who were providing services natively matched to us as a client, rather than just the legal case.’

‘Their knowledge and experience spanned all issues, and they were fully available. For the two specific types of legal matters we had we were assigned a specialist lawyer who again was fixed throughout and their knowledge and experience was without limit.’

Key clients

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)


Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP)

Hiscox Insurance Company Limited

ThingCo Limited

Digital Catapult

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner covers a variety of workstreams in the technology and commercial arena, including sourcing, supplier arrangements, data privacy and acquisitions. The team is led by Marcus Pearl, who is noted for his expertise in handling M&A transactions arising out of the financial services, fintech and insurtech sectors. Kate Jeffery advises on commercial agreements concerning IT and outsourcing, while Ben Wheeler has experience in the financial services industry, particularly in relation to payments.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Pearl

Other key lawyers:

Kate Jeffery; Ben Wheeler


‘Experts in the sector and great industry insight. Proactive and impressive ability to think outside the box to solve problems.’

‘Marcus Pearl and Ben Wheeler. Absolute commitment to getting the deal done, always available, including in the early hours of the morning. Calm, measured, nothing was a problem and we felt really well supported. Transparent, open and pragmatic.’

‘Domain knowledge and the ability to support us in managing a number of very different relationships, small niche technology partners and large global technology businesses with the ability to bring in specialists as required.’

Key clients

BT Group PLC/Openreach (BT)


LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Sephora etc.)


Estee Lauder


Playtech PLC

Schroders Investment Management

Royal Mail Group

World Wide Technology Inc.

DXC Technology Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised FARFETCH on a strategic project to become the technology leader in the fashion world by establishing a tech infrastructure platform (Farfetch Platform Solutions).
  • Advised FTSE 100 giant, British Telecommunications PLC’s on a strategic digital and IT transformation project worth £1 billion.
  • Advised on a three-year carved-out outsourcing arrangement and reciprocal multi-year master services agreements, as part of the firm’s advice to Lumen on the proposed divestiture of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business.

Codified Legal

Specialist firm Codified Legal focuses on IT projects and outsourcing contracts for major service providers, such as Hitachi Vantara and Spirent Communications, to name a couple. The practice advises its roster of clients on e-commerce, data protection, IP and related HR matters. Jeremy Newton, who deals with commercial contracts and data protection issues, jointly leads the team alongside Gavin Wakefield, who advises on outsourcing-related projects. Shazanna Safdar-Karim has extensive IP experience and is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Newton; Gavin Wakefield

Other key lawyers:

Shazanna Safdar-Karim


‘Jeremy Newton is excellent.’

‘Codified Law provided exceptionally strong specialist advice in IT provider contracts. The firm is responsive and grounded in reality with a strong commercial sense when negotiating IT contracts.’

‘Jeremy Newton is a standout partner and our ‘go to’ person for everything related to IT provider contracts. Precision and exceptional commercial sense – derived from in depth experience in the field.’

‘Sector knowledge and experience.’

‘Codified Legal bring a very pragmatic approach. They work with vendors and customers, so bring a balanced perspective of what the key clauses are in a contract and where to negotiate. They are a small firm but well versed in the IT arena.’

‘Jeremy Newton stands out for his approach in bringing clarity and clear structure to all assignments. His documentation is produced to a high quality with a purpose of reducing ambiguity.’

Key clients


Hitachi Vantara

Ping Identity

Health Value Alliance

The Kennel Club




Spirent Communications

Meta Team Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Hitachi Vantara, a leading provider of data management solutions, on major contracts to provide outsourced IT and professional services to financial services businesses and telecoms companies around Europe.
  • Advised Broadridge on the drafting and negotiation of contracts for software and outsourced services with leading banks and other financial institutions throughout the world.
  • Advised Health Value Alliance on a multi-party Collaboration Agreement involving insurance companies, healthcare providers and academic institutions operating in the field of cancer care and treatment.

Deloitte Legal

Deloitte Legal combines IT expertise with industry knowledge of emerging technologies, such as AI, robotics, quantum computing, behavioural advertising, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The firm is also experienced in issues relating to the metaverse, IoT and big data. Specialist technology lawyer Andrew Joint  leads on matters pertaining to AI, automation and cloud technologies, and co-leads the team alongside data privacy and cyber security expert Cavan Fabris. Paul Hinton advises financial services companies on IT projects, while Paul O’Hare is well-versed in software distribution and reseller arrangements. Calum Murray covers contractual and regulatory aspects of digital services.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Joint: Cavan Fabris

Other key lawyers:

Paul Hinton; Paul O’Hare; Calum Murray

Key clients



Arrow Communications

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Counting banks, IT providers and reinsurers among its key roster of clients, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises on matters concerning outsourcing, procurement, licensing and regulatory issues. Simon Gamlin covers a range of technology transactions, including system development deals, ERP projects, system integrator matters, complex software licensing arrangements and e-commerce projects, while Craig Rogers focuses on IT and outsourcing arrangements. Simon Lightman acts for customers and suppliers across the IT arena and James Hyde is well-versed in communications-related disputes. All named partners collectively lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Simon Gamlin; Craig Rogers; Simon Lightman; James Hyde


‘The team has a great team spirit, motivation and energy. Gathering information and aligning across different teams was strong.’

‘Excellent technical skills, strong focus on cost management and broad depth of resources.’

‘Timely, business minded and on-the-spot advise on international software, technology intensive contracting.’

Key clients

Alexander Mann Services (AMS)

American Express

Anglo American




Clara Pensions Trustees


Fiserve / First Data



Legal & General





Standard Life (part of Phoenix Life)

Multinational Bank


The Instant Group

The People’s Pension

Williams Advanced Engineering

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is at the forefront of the media and technology arena, with a niche understanding of sectors such as the video games industry. The practice assists clients with regulatory issues, in addition to transactional matters. Practice head Emma Wright is well-versed in the drafting and negotiation of IT and outsourcing contracts, while Rupam Davé advises on matters concerning AI, the cloud and open source software.

Practice head(s):

Emma Wright

Other key lawyers:

Rupam Davé; Agatha Claridge


‘Expertise and consistently thinking about the industry and our relation to it. Always willing to think about different ways to engage us, how to keep costs down and provide deep support.’

‘Emma Wright is the most amazing partner and leader, she is my confidante and adviser any time of the day or week. She’s exceptionally knowledgable and constantly focused on our business and how to keep it safe.’

‘The team are collaborative, approachable and extremely supportive of our needs. Harbottles consistently give us fast, informative responses when we need them.’

‘We work with Emma Wright and Agatha Claridge. Both are really easy to engage with and focussed on what’s right for our business.’

Key clients











Work highlights

  • Advising SEGA on technology and connected matters related to its video games business, with advice centred around product development, cloud arrangements and outsourcing.
  • Supported KFC on the negotiation of a strategic partnership with the launch of its delivery services via KFC’s website in time for the World Cup.
  • Advising Princess Yachts on the contractual and strategic elements of the outsourcing of various parts of their supply chain and manufacturing process.

Lewis Silkin

The IT contracts team at Lewis Silkin has both transactional and advisory capabilities, advising on technology transactions ranging from AI, NFTs and cloud services to outsourcing and cyber security. The practice regularly acts for technology companies, start-ups, telecoms giants and scale-ups. James Gill leads the team and specialises in issues concerning NFTs, crypto and SaaS, while Rory Campbell advises government clients and IT providers on the terms of software and services supply.

Practice head(s):

James Gill

Other key lawyers:

Rory Campbell

Key clients



Babylon Health


Keywords Studios





Informa (Citeline)

Work highlights

  • Advised Datalex (Ireland) Limited to support its legal team on the negotiation of an agreement with easyJet for the provision of software licences and services in relation to the personalisation of fare options.
  • Advised Toshiba on its manufacture and supply contract with the Data Communications Company (DCC) for the provision of 4G communications hub in connection with the UK Government’s roll-out of smart energy meters.
  • Provided support to Keywords Studios, the leading supplier of external game development and other services to the video games industry, on all its UK outsourced external software and game development deals with its customers, including several significant multi-million pound contracts with leading video game publishers.

Mayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP advises technology-based businesses in relation to funding, M&A, capital raising and their services contracts. The practice is particularly experienced in the FMCG arena, in addition to handling insurtech matters. Mark Prinsley spearheads the IP offering and co-leads the team alongside Andrew Stewart, who focuses on business process sourcing transactions. Other co-head Richard Page routinely works on corporate finance matters and acquisitions, while Oliver Yaros represents pension funds and manufacturers.

Practice head(s):

Mark Prinsley; Andrew Stewart; Richard Page

Other key lawyers:

Oliver Yaros; Ondrej Hajda


‘Very easy to communicate with, fit in well with the business lines and learn the operating environment of their clients quickly and effectively.’

‘Mark Prinsley is a very safe pair of hands.’

‘Mayer Brown run an excellent team, providing consistently intelligent and good advice on a pro bono basis.’

‘Ondrej Hajda is an excellent associate.’

Key clients

Bank of New York Mellon

Corney & Barrow

Gardiner and Theobald

Grant Thornton


Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group



Crédit Agricole (Indosuez Wealth Management)


T Rowe Price


Zurich Insurance Company Limited


Marlin Equity Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Marlin Equity Partners and its portfolio companies on a series of strategic acquisitions and investments in software and technology companies
  • Advised Indosuez Wealth Management, the global wealth management brand of the Crédit Agricole group, on its acquisition of a stake in Wealth Dynamix.
  • Advised Mitie Technical Facilities Management Limited on two acquisitions enhancing Mitie’s telecoms acquisition, design and construction (ADC) capabilities.


Milbank is noted for its expertise in technology-related disputes, applying its knowledge of the IT industry. Practice leader Julian Stait specialises in the resolution of high-stakes business and regulatory disputes, in addition to representing clients in investigations, with extensive experience of litigation before the English Courts. Tom Canning,  who is well-versed in the field of IT litigation and arbitration, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Julian Stait

Other key lawyers:

Tom Canning; Emma Hogwood


‘They have a professional, thorough and strategic approach to IT project disputes.’

‘Julian Stait is a master strategist, who is always ready to challenge perceived wisdom and to ensure that the right strategic call is taken.’

‘Emma Hogwood is a calm, considered and commercially savvy lawyer.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Direct Line Group




Drax Group plc and Drax Energy Solutions Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Drax, a FTSE 250 energy supplier, and one of its subsidiaries, Drax Energy, in a high-value commercial dispute arising out of an agreement with Wipro Limited.
  • Advised Summit Partners, a global growth investor, in connection with its investment in Akeneo, a French software business.

Mishcon de Reya LLP

The technology group at Mishcon de Reya LLP houses specialists in key areas such as data protection, cyber security and data science. The firm’s client roster ranges from Fortune 500 multinationals to owner-managed businesses, handling commercial and compliance matters. Experienced litigator Jeremy Hertzog, who focuses on trade secrets, as well as IP and contract disputes, jointly leads the team alongside Adam Rose, who advises on IT and commercial contracts. Simon Leaf acts for both customers and suppliers, while Ashley Winton advises on digital transformation mandates.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Hertzog; Adam Rose

Other key lawyers:

Simon Leaf; Ashley Winton


‘Very capable team who I have full confidence will think beyond the original scope to help ensure that all areas and risks are covered off. Very good market knowledge and willing to give time.’

‘Simon Leaf is an excellent partner and is knowledgable about his work.’

‘Mishcon’s strength is their talented teams across multiple disciplines. Their people are always of a high calibre in terms of professionalism and sector knowledge.’

Key clients

Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Capital and Counties PLC

Quinyx AB

Splash Technology




Valantic Transaction Solutions GmbH

8by8 Video

Coin Market Manager

Octopus Hydrogen

Victory Park VC Limited

John White Pm Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Hewlett Packard Enterprise on multiple cross-border technology agreements.
  • Advised Octopus Hydrogen on the launch of its new B2B technology business
  • Advised Victory Park VC on agreements to sell “The David Bailey Collection” NFTs

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP assists clients on the full spectrum of data protection and privacy-related issues. The team is also experienced in the structuring and implementation of data-heavy projects, such as segregation arrangements and complex supply chains. Practice head Mike Pierides focuses on all aspects of technology transactions including cloud arrangements and digital payments. Corporate lawyers Timothy Corbett and Nicholas Moore advise on cross-border transactions and venture capital financings.

Practice head(s):

Mike Pierides

Other key lawyers:

Timothy Corbett; Nicholas Moore

Key clients

Equiniti plc


Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC


Arlington Row

UCLA Health

Kingsbridge Risk Solutions Limited


GoBrands, Inc.

Yapily Limited


Work highlights

  • Advised Goldman Sachs’s banking division on a series of fintech-related payments agreements.
  • Advised Equiniti on one of the United Kingdom’s largest business process service agreements of 2022.
  • Advised Sabre on a global virtual cards corporate acquisition and joint venture.


The technology and IP team at TLT is noted for its expertise in transformative technologies in the financial services industry, including blockchain and machine learning. The firm is also well-versed in the public sector, advising departments on IT outsourcings and software projects. James Touzel leads on transformational procurements for international clients and co-leads the team alongside Daniel Lloyd, who focuses on commercial contracts and arrangements. Gareth Oldale works on data protection matters with the support of Juliet Mason.

Practice head(s):

James Touzel; Daniel Lloyd


‘Daniel Lloyd is a sector expert with great experience.’

Key clients

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Information Commissioner’s Office

Police Digital Service

Metropolitan Police Service

Government Legal Department

TSB Bank Plc

Imperial Brands plc

Kent Police & Essex Police


Cumbria Police

Greater Manchester Police

Vodafone (UK and Group)

Work highlights

  • Appointed by the ICO to advise on the full range of IT contracts and outsourcing projects which are procured by the ICO.

Travers Smith LLP

Travers Smith LLP acts for both IT customers and suppliers on a variety of transactions, advisory work and disputes. The team is noted for its experience advising financial market infrastructure bodies on regulatory issues, in addition to handling licensing arrangements. Dan Reavill heads the practice and assists clients on data protection, cyber security and confidentiality issues, while James Longster advises on all areas of IP, from creation to exploitation and enforcement. Louisa Chambers, who focuses on fintech matters, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Dan Reavill

Other key lawyers:

James Longster; Louisa Chambers


‘Travers Smith stands out for to its exceptional client-centric approach, the strength of its team, its embrace of innovative technologies, its collaborative mindset, and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.’

‘James Longster’s expertise, combined with his genuine care for clients, makes him a standout partner. His deep understanding of complex legal matters and his ability to provide practical solutions are unparalleled. James goes above and beyond to ensure that clients’ needs are met and their expectations exceeded.’

‘Louisa Chambers is very knowledgeable and able to communicate complex legal issues in a digestible manner.’

‘James Longster is an extremely commercial and practical partner. We consider him to be a first-class lawyer, with a depth of knowledge and understanding that would make him highly valuable to any business he assists.’

Key clients

Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited

Palisade Financial

Phoenix Group

ExR Solutions


Volta Trucks


Mediatel Audiotrack


Bridgepoint Advisers Limited


UK Investment management company


Micro Focus International plc

The Access Group


Ethos Group

Ambassador Theatre Group


Love Holidays

Caffè Nero



Target Group


Sportlight Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advising Samsung on a range of day-to-day digital and technology matters, including advice on the launch of new smart products and services as well as on the impact of new legislation introduced as part of the EU’s new digital package.
  • Advising Volta Trucks on key technology matters relating to the launch of the Volta Zero, the world’s first purpose-built 16-tonne electric truck.
  • Advised new digital wallet service provider, Palisade Financial, on the drafting and negotiation of a range of agreements which are fundamental to the operation of its business.

Alden Legal Limited

Alden Legal Limited has demonstrable experience in the communications, satellite and space sector, advising on commercial, transactional, security and regulatory issues. The practice handles the commercial contract aspects of technology mandates, such as in-orbit satellite servicing and communications satellite constellations. Joanne Wheeler leads the team and focuses on radio frequency spectrum and satellite regulation matters, while Alex Monk is noted for his transactional finance experience, advising on the structuring of international satellite companies.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Wheeler

Other key lawyers:

Alex Monk


‘Uniquely positioned with world-leading knowledge of space law and regulations.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable, thought leaders in the industry, diligent and responsive.’

‘The team are results orientated, ensuring that the objective is met rather than just the task completed.’

Key clients

EchoStar Mobile Limited

The Principality of Liechtenstein

Aalyria Technologies Inc.


Astranis Space Technologies Corp.



HiiROC Limited

SaxaVord Space Port

Satellite Vu

AAC Clyde


Work highlights

  • Advised ClearSpace on legal, regulatory and policy aspects of innovative in-orbit servicing satellite technology and active debris removal missions and the licensing of these activities, working through several issues with the UK Government.
  • Advising EchoStar on complex communications regulatory and spectrum issues at European level.
  • Advising the Office for Communication in Liechtenstein on radio frequency spectrum matters.

Baker Botts (UK) LLP

Baker Botts (UK) LLP’s diverse client roster includes major media conglomerates, global telecommunications providers, banks and infrastructure funds. The practice has notable expertise in handling digital infrastructure projects, particularly the building of networks. Practice head Stuart Blythe focuses on high-value commercial agreements, M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Stuart Blythe


‘Stuart Blythe has provided excellent advise and support for our project throughout. I can’t recommend him and B&B enough.’

‘The team at Baker Botts are globally recognised for their experience of commercial negotiations in both terrestrial and subsea digital infrastructure and have worked on major telecommunications projects around the world.’

‘The Baker Botts telecoms team is not only very experienced in its space, but also very up to date when it comes to what is market. Being competent and experienced are requirements, but understanding the current state of the market and having the ability to apply that to practice is one of the key capabilities and strengths of the BB team.’

‘Stuart Blythe is a particularly capable individual who has provided much value to our firm. He is most capable in terms of being able to match the temperament of the negotiation which perfectly aligns him with our side during a negotiation.’

‘Deep subject matter knowledge.’

‘Stuart Blythe is excellent and has the ability to grasp complex issues.’

Key clients

West Indian Ocean Cable Company Holding Ltd (WIOCC Group)

Crosslake Group

EllaLink Ireland Limited

SubOptic Limited

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)


Connect Fibre



Gibtelecom Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised West Indian Ocean Cable Company Holding Ltd (WIOCC Group) on a US$30 million equity investment by International Finance Corporation.
  • Representing Crosslake with ongoing commercial and corporate legal arrangements relating to the deployment of a fibre link from Paris to London and related terrestrial broadband and connectivity requirements (including for colocation).
  • Providing ongoing advice to EllaLink Ireland relating to commercial agreements with respect to the EllaLink cable system including additional branch builds.

Bates Wells

Bates Wells has developed notable expertise in the field of data licensing, acting for both suppliers and customers of IT services. The practice provides a full service offering to start-ups and overseas technology companies on a broad range of commercial issues. Richard Marke leads the team and advises IT clients on outsourcings and the acquisition of technology products.

Practice head(s):

Richard Marke


‘The team are all engaged and available. I have confidence in their work.’

‘Richard Marke is extremely helpful and very competent. He knows the market perfectly.’

‘The IT and telecoms team at Bates Wells always gives each client 100% of their focus and attention. When they support you, they become an extension of your team.’

‘Richard Marke is one of the best lawyers I have worked with. His technical legal knowledge is unparalleled and he is always vary calm and composed, but at the same time he can be very effective as a negotiator.’

Key clients

MarketingQED Limited (trading as ScanmarQED)


Heart & Lung Imaging Limited (trading as Heart & Lung Health)


Mark Roberts Motion Control

CDP Worldwide

Sutherland Global Services


Conflict Armament Research

Operational Risk Consortium Limited (trading as ORIC International)

Work highlights

  • Advised NCFE on two outsourcing agreements for examination document management services and scanning and e-marking services.
  • Supported Heart & Lung Imaging Limited in the sale of 75% of their shares to RadNet, Inc.
  • Advised Conflict Armament Research on a software development agreement to develop new software which will enable CAR to better track illegal weapons and ammunition.

Burges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP is well-versed in the IT and telecoms arena, with an extensive client base consisting of digital businesses, technology vendors and FTSE companies. The practice is developing its service offering to areas such as fintech, digital healthcare, agritech, energy-tech and cybersecurity. Andrew Dunlop, who has experience in IT outsourcing, jointly leads the team alongside David Varney and Lucy Pegler, who has expertise in the transport-tech and public sectors.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Dunlop; David Varney; Lucy Pegler


‘Good in-depth commercial knowledge.’

Key clients


British Standards Institute



Mark43, Inc


Smart Buildings Limited

Erika Technologies


Work highlights

  • Advised Mark43 on its expansion into the UK, which involved the sale of its SaaS product (public safety software solution) to Cumbria constabulary.
  • Acted for Embark Group on a number of complex and business critical IT arrangements associated with its sale to Lloyds Banking Group for £395 million.
  • Acted for tax, auditing and business services advisory firm BDO LLP on its outsourcing agreement with Exponentials and the implementation of its cloud back up services via Acronis’ SaaS products.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

'Incredibly hard working and a real pleasure to engage with' Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's cross-disciplinary capabilities span transactional, regulatory, and disputes-based matters. Joel Harrison's tech sector acumen ranges from regulatory reviews to data protection and cybersecurity matters, with recent highlights including advice on global licensing and security incidents. Alison Beal's expertise is concentrated in commercial transactions, while Robert Dixon is praised for his 'exceptional' work for private equity and corporate clients - particularly related to digital infrastructure transactions.

Other key lawyers:

Alison Beal; Robert Dixon; Joel Harrison


‘The team is fun to work with, good at what they do, incredibly hard working and a real pleasure to engage with throughout the process. They are commercial, willing to go above and beyond and super responsive.’

‘Rob Dixon is exceptional – he is completely committed, always responsive, solution-orientated and willing to do whatever is necessary to drive a deal to completion.’

‘Great up to date experience of the tower sector, able to deploy teams from multiple offices to bring global expertise. Very responsive and knowledgeable about the sector.’

‘Rob Dixon brings legal firepower combined with commercial sensibilities to understand the client’s objectives.’

Key clients



Northern Trust

SNOMED International


Helios Towers


Work highlights

Gowling WLG

The IT practice at Gowling WLG is adept at handling a range of projects, from cloud computing, e-commerce and data protection to privacy, freedom of information and outsourcing matters. The team is also experienced in dispute resolution, acting for start-ups, public sector organisations, blue chip and FTSE 100 clients. Practice head Jocelyn Paulley assists customers and suppliers, while Patrick Arben handles commercial litigation cases. David Brennan, who acts for tech start-ups through to established quoted companies, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Jocelyn Paulley

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Arben; David Brennan


‘Strong telecoms and IT knowledge, allowing the legal and commercial support of technical and operational considerations.’

Key clients

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited

Virtus Data Centres

Smartest Energy

Keyloop (UK) Limited

LCH (London Clearing House) Limited

Mazda Motors UK Limited

National Farmers Union Mutual Society Limited

The Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Mixmove Limited

Lloyd’s Register Group Services Limited

Dudley Building Society

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office

Statkraft GmbH

The Shrewsbury and Nottingham Maternity Services Inquiries

Work highlights

  • Advising Freeman Grattan Holdings on its first generation outsourcing onto a cloud platform of its IT function to support its e-commerce business.
  • Advising National Famers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited on a ‘material outsourcing’ (as classified by the PRA) of its communication system and channels into its customer-facing contact centre.
  • Assisting the FCDO with its ECHO 2 Programme, which involved three procurement related workstreams/projects (i) advised on its options in extending the current ECHO 1 contract; (ii) the procurement of a Framework Agreement for Network Integration Services (NSI) following a competitive procedure with negotiation and; (iii) the procurement and establishment of a Dynamic Purchasing System for global internet connectivity services

Kemp IT Law

Counting enterprises, SMEs and law firms among its key roster of clients, Kemp IT Law is noted for its expertise in the technology arena, handling a range of matters concerning AI, IP licensing, GDPR, payments and privacy compliance. Practice leader Richard Kemp is well-versed in the business challenges of technology development, deployment and regulation, while Deirdre Moynihan focuses on aspects of contract, commercial, IP and data law.

Practice head(s):

Richard Kemp

Other key lawyers:

Deirdre Moynihan; Chris Kemp


‘Pragmatic, knowledgeable and advice is given in a commercial and practical way.’

‘Very knowledgeable on the legal as well technical issues in the IT sector. The team is consistently good, pleasant to deal with and effective.’

‘Richard Kemp is always personally “on the ball” and provides first-class, quality advice.’

Key clients

Acquis Consulting

Beyond Words

Rentokil Initial

Argus Media




Wilshire Associates

RSG Media


Work highlights

  • Acted for Audible-backed AI-based text-to-speech service provider Beyond Words on all their agreements with publishers, broadcasters and newspapers.
  • Acted for corporate performance management software developer Tagetik since 2012.
  • Acting for Wilshire Associates, covering its direct customer agreements and indirect channel (distribution) agreements for getting the company’s financial data services to market.


KPMG Law is active in the IP, technology licensing and development arenas. The team advises on a range of mandates, including M&A, financial services outsourcing, joint ventures, in addition to matters concerning cloud and data centres. Usman Wahid leads the practice and is a specialist in outsourcing and emerging technologies, while Chris Overton focuses on fintech and financial services regulation.

Practice head(s):

Usman Wahid

Other key lawyers:

Chris Overton

Key clients

Guardian Angel Network Limited

Wealth Dynamix Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the selling shareholders of Wealth Dynamics Limited, a Client Lifecycle Management technology company, on the company’s sale.
  • Acted for the founder of Guardian Angel, a fintech client, on the company’s sale to Octopus Capital.

Michelmores LLP

Michelmores LLP services clients across the technology sector, covering a full spectrum of commercial, corporate, contentious and regulatory matters. Tom Torkar, who advises on service contracts, e-commerce, software licensing and data protection issues, jointly leads the team alongside Anne Todd, who focuses on privacy work and is particularly well-versed in IP mandates. Disputes lawyer Charles Courtenay manages telecoms patent litigation and licensing matters.

Practice head(s):

Tom Torkar; Anne Todd

Other key lawyers:

Charles Courtenay


‘I like the teamwork at this shop. They’re responsive, seamless and I’ve enjoyed dealing with them.’

‘Anne Todd is a superb lawyer, providing thoughtful, cogent advice.’

‘They are pragmatic, clear and timely.’

Key clients

Daily Mail and General Trust plc

Bally’s Corp and Gamesys Limited

Landmark Information Group Limited

Limitless Technology Limited

Deko (Pay4Later)

Natural Capital Research Limited (SWGfL)

Livescore Group Limited

Role Mapper Technologies Limited



Searchflow Limited


Seasalt Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Landmark Information Group (part of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc) in respect of the launch of a range of API services and the launch of its online property auction service Optimus.
  • Advising Ballys Corp and Gamesys on game content acquisition and its core strategy of global growth through game distribution across the full range of its global sites and native applications.
  • Advised Limitless Technology, world-leading crowd-sourced customer services provider, on its major customer deals with international corporates, including leading tech companies, consumer brands and consumer electronics manufacturers.

Preiskel & Co LLP

Preiskel & Co LLP acts for entities in the international telecoms arena on matters concerning fundraising, regulatory issues and acquisitions. Daniel Preiskel, who provides telecoms commercial and corporate advice, jointly leads the team alongside Ronnie Preiskel, who negotiates contracts and agreements. Tim Cowen brings experience in the competition sector and Jose Saras handles privacy and compliance mandates.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Preiskel; Ronnie Preiskel

Other key lawyers:

Jose Saras; Tim Cowen


‘Deep knowledge and experience of sector. Responsive to our needs, creative solutions to complex situations and delivery of excellent, apposite legal solutions.’

‘Very knowledgeable team and good access to partners.’

‘Understand the key issues promptly and service is efficient.’

‘Preiskel has a vast pool of specialists in different areas. We always get a dedicated specialist depending on the area of advice we require.’

‘Antony Corel was able to turn around a project into a highly successful one, with highly valuable outcomes.’

‘Preiskel & Co really understand our company, the technology and the market as a whole. Our industry is complex and as a result they have taken time to develop strong robust working relationships with our business and in0house legal team, to truly understand the various intricacies involved here.’

‘Daniel Preiskel is our “go to” lawyer each time we venture into a new product or service, or even make changes to our existing product and services. That is because he has taken the time to fully understand our business.’

Key clients

International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO)

TMT Analysis


Comms Council UK

Bank of Telecom

NextGen Clearing

Ixcellerate Limited



NTT Data

Work highlights

  • Advising IXAfrica on a $50m fundraising from Helios Investment Partners.
  • Instructed by TMT Analysis on a range of data-related deals, including the use of telecoms traffic data for fraud prevention and KYC services.

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood’s technology team handles a broad range of IT and telecoms matters, from product licensing and development of AI solutions to M&A transactions and investments. Practice head Simon Bollans advises established technology clients and start-ups on outsourcing mandates, while Michael Bywell leads on data breach class actions.

Practice head(s):

Simon Bollans

Other key lawyers:

Michael Bywell


‘Michael Bywell is a shrewd and effective litigator, who relates to his clients and understands their needs. He is extremely engaging and responsive to work with.’

Key clients

Coller Capital (Mercatus)



B2Q Technologies


Coller Capital (Various)

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc


Bowmark Capital

BGF Investment Management

Ryanair DAC


Work highlights

  • Advised pre-eminent investment management firm Coller Capital Limited on a range of IT acquisition and outsourcing contracts.
  • Advised Bowmark Capital and its portfolio companies on strategic technology acquisitions and IT service agreements.
  • Advised DeepL, the German AI unicorn, on a number of strategic technology procurements for its expanding international footprint and product roadmap.

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP acts on the customer and supplier sides of the market, with regards to contract drafting, negotiation work and associated regulatory issues. The practice is well-versed in insurtech and fintech mandates, in addition to the roll out of 5G. Charles Maurice leads the team and has experience in crypto matters, while Beverley Flynn advises on IT supply and procurement contracts. Gary Parnell is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Charles Maurice

Other key lawyers:

Beverely Flynn; Gary Parnell


‘The team has provided great legal support to our business across constitutional, public and commercial law.’

‘They are responsive lawyers who deliver a service that is attuned to our business needs.’

‘They deliver on the brief every time. I believe this is because they anticipate what we want and if there is any uncertainty they check before completing the work.’

‘Stevens & Bolton have been a delight to work with. The team have been diligent, reliable, responsive, concise, and friendly. The team excels ahead of competitors at explaining tricky concepts clearly and objectively so that as a client, you never feel lost or confused.’

‘Charles Maurice stood out as a key individual – he helped us sort out our commercial agreements.’

Key clients

Telescope Technology Limited t/a Lightdash

MultiPass Platforms Ltd

Papa John’s International, Inc,

AEGIS Managing Agency Limited

Lit Fibre Group Ltd

LemonAid Health

VX Fiber Ltd

Nintendo UK (a branch of Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Unum Ltd

SecurMed UK

Diebold Nixdorf

Fresha SV Ltd

All Clear

Work highlights

  • Advising Multipass on the contractual documentation to set up an eMoney platform to rival the likes of Revolut.
  • Advising Lit Fibre, the ultrafast fibre home broadband provider, on commercial arrangements associated with its business as a fibre optic telecoms provider including arrangements with businesses and consumers.
  • Advising LemonAid, the national online doctor’s office, on its establishment in the UK, its key contract with providing digital health services to Boots and the UK aspects associated with its sale to 23 and Me.

Fladgate LLP

Fladgate LLP acts on a range of outsourcing agreements, financings, corporate transactions and litigation. The practice provides support on the full range of technology-related issues, including cloud computing, product launches, crypto and data centres. Tim Wright heads the team and has experience in transactional matters, while Howard Watt focuses on UK and European venture capital mandates.

Practice head(s):

Tim Wright

Other key lawyers:

Howard Watt


‘Great understanding of commercial outsourcing.’

‘Tim Wright has market leading experience in commercial outsourcing. Deadlines are always met and he works collaboratively with clients.’

Key clients

WSP Global

GlaxoSmithKline plc

AzTech Advantage


mCloud Technologies

City of Hyderabad



Zaptech Charger AS

3i Infotech

Fiinu Bank



Argo Blockchain

Choix Group


Zouk Capital

Allocate Software

Work highlights

  • Advised Zouk Capital in its capacity as the manager of the £400m Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, a fund set up by the government in partnership with the private sector, on the sale of InstaVolt.
  • Advised Fiinu Holdings Limited on its reverse takeover of AIM-listed cash shell, Immediate Acquisition plc, and related £8m equity placing and £2.5m facility.
  • Supported NASDAQ-listed mCloud Technologies with a SaaS agreement with Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix.

Spencer West LLP

Spencer West LLP’s multi-disciplinary practice has experience in digital transformation, cloud systems, fintech, AI, data privacy and social media influencer marketing. The team delivers business advice to companies and entrepreneurs on new technologies and digital platforms. Dhana Doobay leads the practice, with a focus on digital transformations, while Edmund Probert handles technology and IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Dhana Doobay

Other key lawyers:

Edmund Probert


‘The team is very knowledgeable of the sector, especially about the specifics of technology and the various challenges that are faced when adopting, innovating and contracting with technology vendors.’

‘Dhana Doobay stands out and has exceptional knowledge of the media and technology industry. Furthermore she has thorough understanding of the technology start-up eco-system and the challenges that founders face.’

‘The team is extraordinarily skilled and combines deep understanding of technology with legal expertise. The team’s thoroughness, attention to detail, and absolute commitment to the client is exceptional.’

Key clients

Glow Finance

Senseful AI



Technology Minerals

Airport Direct

Coubari Cloud


Studio 71

Ashwoods Lighthouse

Work highlights

  • Supporting Glow Finance on product development projects and new client launches, including structuring, drafting of consumer contracts, co-ordination of external counsel for negotiation of funding structures funding the relevant client launches.
  • Advised LiveDOOH on a key strategic commercial extension to its platform for auctions and variable pricing using a third party subcontractor, including integration into existing client relationships.
  • Acting as a trusted adviser to a tech start-up developing a UK SaaS system for data breach compliance services to SMEs/large corporates, including in connection with risk mitigation and funding strategy, AWS cloud migration and cybersecurity collaboration and investment, digital transformation partnering, and investor due diligence, as well as making introductions to our industry partners and intermediaries.