Latham & Watkins LLP

Information Technology Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Global practice with London at its centre, with the resources to handle complex global commercial and litigation matters across the full span of IT issues. Noted for expertise in relation to outsourcing, cybersecurity, data regulation and fintech. Notable recent work in the developing areas of cryptocurrency and electronic trading. Leading advisers on M&A transactions concerning tech companies.

Strengths Sources say: "The client service is fantastic."

A client reports: "I think they are particularly good at the melding of disciplines, and providing a unified and holistic service."

Another avers that the team is "always quick and responsive."

Work highlights Acted for Thomas Cook on the renegotiation of its arrangement with two key payment services providers, as part of the firm's wider involvement in the client's high-profile £1.1 billion rescue package.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Moyle
frequently works with financial services providers on collaboration agreements with fintech innovators and the creation of new platforms. He also advises multinationals in a wide range of data-reliant sectors on complex outsourcing arrangements.
"An excellent lawyer.""Very pragmatic and very well ahead of trends."

Gail Crawford
advises on data-driven and cloud outsourcings and the knotty regulatory requirements governing such arrangements. She also advises on corporate transactions in the emerging tech company scene.
"She's really smart and switched-on. A fantastic data protection lawyer.""Talented, commercially-minded and pleasant to deal with."