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Slaughter and May

Information Technology

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What the team is known for

Renowned for complex outsourcings and joint ventures between technology companies and corporates concerned with the development of apps and products, such as digital payment platforms. Also advises central government departments and financial services institutions on major IT projects. Experienced advisers on data analytics and AI.

Strengths

Clients note: "The breadth of the expertise and experience on offer at Slaughter and May is deployed in a seamless fashion," adding: "Their calm, pleasant delivery style makes them a pleasure to work with."

"The team is effective, efficient, pragmatic and knowledgeable," sources say.

Interviewees observe: "They really help us navigate the legal issues and also some of the more commercial issues, and come up with pragmatic solutions and good ideas."

Work highlights

Advised Standard Chartered's innovation and ventures unit on its partnership with Northern Trust to found Zodia Custody for cryptocurrencies.

Notable practitioners

Rob Sumroy is recommended for his advice on M&A deals in the tech sector and the implementation and restructuring of complex IT sourcing arrangements.
"Rob Sumroy worked very effectively and efficiently with us, and he provided great response times, excellent know-how and a pragmatic approach to follow."

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Overview

Lawyers in our multi-disciplinary technology practice understand the particular challenges facing those involved in the technology sector.

We advise on the full range of technology, e-commerce, digital and data related matters, including:

  • commercial technology arrangements from global technology outsourcings, strategic IT procurement programs and cloud solutions to traditional software, development, licensing and maintenance agreements
  • e-commerce strategies, law and regulation
  • IP related technology issues
  • data analytics and data monetisation
  • competition issues arising in the technology sector
  • data protection and information (including cyber) security matters both pre and post breach
  • corporate mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions which require specialist IT input or have significant risk or value drivers associated with technology
  • technology, IP and data issues arising in the Fintech sector
  • tax and financing matters, including advising on the tax implications of complex global outsourcings
  • technology disputes, both before any formal dispute has arisen and after proceedings have been issued



Information Technology

Slaughter and May

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Location

One Bunhill Row

London

Greater London

UK

EC1Y 8YY

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