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White & Black Limited

Information Technology

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Thames ValleyUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Specialist technology law firm offering the full range of IT expertise to an impressive range of clients. Noted for its work in licensing and commercial contracts, and has a thriving cross-border practice which includes advising on matters in Europe, North America and Asia. Particular expertise in regulatory matters across different jurisdictions, with a focus on data protection and cybersecurity. Relied upon by vendors and customers in manufacturing, media, utilities and retail.

Strengths

"Their strength is their flexibility and ability to custom-tailor their services to the specific needs and budgets of clients. We value their experience with tech firms and deep knowledge of the industry," a client reports.

Work highlights

Advised Electricity North West on the procurement of a replacement for its workforce management technology systems.

Notable practitioners

Matt Johnston is highly sought after for expertise in IT outsourcing and procurement projects. He often acts for utilities companies and blue-chip corporates.
"A trusted adviser on the legal points who has a commercial brain too." "Matt's technical expertise is outstanding and he is very commercial."

Phil Thompson is recommended for his expertise in technology contracts of all kinds, e-commerce, telecoms regulation and data protection rules.
"He provides straightforward, goal-orientated advice of very high quality." "Phil is very knowledgeable - an expert in telecoms and data privacy matters."

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Thames Valley

Information Technology


Matt Johnston
Band 1
Phil Thompson
Band 3