Alison Bryce > Dentons > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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IP and technology.


Alison is a Partner in our Intellectual Property and Technology team. She has been with the Firm since 1999 and is primarily based in Glasgow. Alison specializes in providing strategic, commercial advice on intellectual property, information technology and commercial contract matters. In addition, Alison provides advice on Data Protection, e-commerce, outsourcing and technology issues. Her clients are from a range of sectors including Food and Drink, Oil and Gas and the fashion/ branding sector. Alison is an accredited specialist on Intellectual Property law with the Law Society of Scotland. She is also a Director of Greenock Morton Football Club.


Trained Bird Semple; qualified 1999; moved to MMS on qualification; partner 2008. Has written a number of thought pieces on the issue of Open Source Software, which have been featured in The Times, the Daily Telegraph and Computer Headline magazine.


Licensing Executives Society.


Gourock High School; University of Dundee (1996 LLB Hons; 1997 Dip LP).


Formerly a director and now just a life long fan of Greenock Morton Football Club.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Alison BryceDentons

Particularly active in non-contentious IP issues, Dentons regularly advises clients on the IP aspects of M&A deals, guides clients through IP audits, assists with IP licensing and commercialisation issues, and aids with IP protection as well as broader IP strategies. Working in close collaboration with the firm’s global offices, the local group is headed up by the ‘extremely intelligent, very commercial‘ Alison Bryce, an accredited IP law specialist. Ross Nicol is mainly instructed on IP-related matters by household clients in the life sciences, financial services, food and drink, and technology sectors.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

As part of the firm’s vast international network, the Scottish practice at Dentons, which is overseen by Alison Bryce, advises predominantly large multinational corporations on the full gamut of information technology agreements and projects. Key pillars of the group include IT software, hardware and systems procurement mandates, IT outsourcings, technology licensing issues, e-commerce matters and data protection work. Other practitioners to note are IP expert Ross Nicol and senior associate Julie Brown, who regularly handles technology-based contracts, including software licences and service level agreements.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

Dentons combines the strengths of its TMT and financial regulation practices to advise on high-value payments, electronic money, crypto, digital banking and IT outsourcing transactions. It acts for innovative banks, non-traditional lenders and fintech firms. ‘Outstanding partnerJonathan Garforth co-heads the team with Martin Fanning (who is recommended for IT matters in the financial services industry) and Alison Bryce.