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Kemp Little LLP

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Managing Partner: Andrew Joint
Partnership Chair: Calum Murray
Number of partners: 23
Assistant solicitors: 44
Other fee-earners: 8

Contacts: 
■ Commercial Technology:
Paul Hinton
Email: [email protected]
■ Data Protection & Privacy: Anita Bapat
Email: [email protected]
■ Corporate: Charles Claisse
Email: [email protected]
■ Employment: David Williams
Email: [email protected]
■ Financial Regulation: Jacob Ghanty
Email: [email protected]
■ IP: Paul Garland
Email: [email protected]
■ Sourcing: Paul O’Hare
Email: [email protected]
■ Tax: Amanda Solomon
Email: [email protected]
■ Technology Disputes: Paul Garland
Email: [email protected]
■ Venture Capital & Private Equity: Charles Claisse
Email:[email protected]

THE FIRM Kemp Little is recognised as the go-to technology and digital law firm in the UK. The firm is highly focussed on all parts of the technology and digital spectrum and remains at the forefront of evolving technology in an increasingly digitised and technology-reliant world, serving the sectors which are particularly reliant on technology for their success. Technology is at the heart of everything the firm does, and so Kemp Little lawyers are exposed to the nuances of technology-driven business on a daily basis. The firm enjoys a strong competitive advantage over many other larger firms and this is thanks to the unique, personable culture; the firm’s pragmatism and flexibility; in-depth knowledge and commercial understanding; the continuing drive for innovation and new ways of working and the first-class, value-for-money services. The firm’s clients range from global technology and digitally-focussed businesses (including over 20 in the FTSE 100/250 and Global Fortune 500) to fast-growth venture backed companies and owner-managed businesses.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

The firm delivers expert advice in a pragmatic, responsive and cost-effective way via its technology-focussed practice areas:

Commercial Technology:
Kemp Little’s commercial technology team has established itself as one of the strongest in the UK. The team helps businesses with their day-to-day operational activities, from licensing and marketing to commercial structures and revenue-share opportunities. While applying its technical knowledge of IT, cloud-based services, data distribution and security, commercial contracts work is at the very centre of the practice.

Data Protection & Privacy:
The firm’s dedicated data protection and privacy team supports clients on the full range of data protection-related issues. The team advises on the data lifecycle from acquisition to disposal and on the use of personal information across a range of industry sectors.

Corporate:
Kemp Little’s corporate practice has a reputation for delivering sound legal advice, backed up with extensive industry experience and credentials, to get the best results from technology and digital media transactions. The team covers asset and equity deals, acting for both large corporate acquirers and management teams on their exits, as well as general corporate governance and establishing new businesses.

Employment:
In the fast-changing world of employment law, clients need practical, commercial and cost-effective advice. Kemp Little helps clients to manage their exposure to risk from a human resources perspective.

Financial Regulation:
The firm’s dedicated team of financial services regulatory specialist lawyers has deep industry experience, with some having spent time in-house, working in overseas jurisdictions or at a financial regulator.

IP:
Kemp Little’s team of leading IP advisers deliver strategic and commercial advice to ensure that IP assets are protected and leveraged to add real value to clients’ businesses.

Sourcing:
Kemp Little has an industry-leading reputation for its outsourcing expertise. Not only is it recognised as one of the best in the UK, but its people are recognised as top in their profession.

Tax:
Little’s tax advice is easy to understand and geared to maximising tax benefits. Clients include UK and international companies, owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurs and investors.

Technology Disputes:
Kemp Little’s litigation practice advises on all aspects of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on ownership, exploitation and infringement of intellectual property rights and commercial disputes in the technology sector. The firm has experience in English High Court and multi-jurisdiction litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Venture Capital & Private Equity:
The firm works alongside companies, many with disruptive technologies, that seek funding, as well as with the venture capital firms, institutional investors and corporate ventures that want to invest in tech-related business opportunities.

CLIENTS Kemp Little works with companies in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, FTSE 100 plus fast-growing innovative businesses maximising the benefits of technology. The firm has an enviable client list to rival those of the largest UK law firms. The firm also helps many organisations that increasing rely on technology to deliver their services or produce their products such as those within the professional services, financial services, retail, travel and healthcare sectors. The firm’s understanding of and experience in these sectors coupled with its technology focus makes Kemp Little the first port of call for many leading players in these areas.

INTERNATIONAL The firm has invested time and effort in developing a network of international best friends. Its most important relationships are with specialist IT/outsourcing firms in the US, core EU jurisdictions and Asia. Much of the firm’s work comes from organisations headquartered outside of the UK.