IT and telecommunications

Our understanding of information technology (IT) and telecommunications contracts goes significantly beyond the drafting and negotiation of legal terms and conditions. We offer many years of experience ‘under the bonnet’ of project negotiations and strategy, enabling us to act astutely and effectively. Our early warnings and preventative action on complex issues regularly preserve goodwill between parties and provide project momentum.

There are many reasons why we are ranked as a top-tier practice for IT in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our team supplies more than just the expertise, track record and value for money that you expect. We combine these with innovation and a determination that allow us to focus on both your business and your legal needs.

We seek to maximise the value of clients’ project spend, with advice and risk analysis that assists, rather than obstructs, commercial objectives. Crucially, we appreciate that successful support often requires an understanding of project personalities, strategic objectives and timescales, every bit as much as the legal imperatives.

Our lawyers have considerable experience of working in house and on secondment, which gives us ‘insider knowledge’ on the issues you are facing. We advise both suppliers and customers in the public and private sector, from high-growth start-ups to major international companies, on the full range of issues relating to IT and telecommunications projects.

Members of our team are recognised as experts in their field, with one of our partners, Dr Sam De Silva, appointed as the only UK private practice lawyer on the EU Commission’s expert group on cloud computing.

We offer expert advice on:

  • Software licensing, support and maintenance
  • Hardware supply, leasing and support
  • System integration
  • Software development (including Agile and RAD models)
  • Cloud computing (SaaS, IaaS and PaaS)
  • Reseller arrangements
  • IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing
  • Off-shoring
  • Telecommunications contracts including capacity leasing, rights of use, interconnection and managed services
  • E-commerce
  • Data protection

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