Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Taylor Wessing fills Cambridge base with new lateral

Taylor Wessing is beefing up the headcount of its Cambridge office with a new corporate technology partner, as it rebuilds its regional outpost following last year’s Goodwin raid. The firm has brought in partner Ross McNaughton from Penningtons Manches Cooper. The tech and life sciences expert spent more than four years at his previous firm, […]

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Industry spotlight: Fintech

Industry spotlight covering some of the main challenges (and opportunities) the Covid-19 pandemic presents to the Fintech sector.

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EasyJet hit with billion-pound claim over data breach

A claim has been issued against EasyJet by PGMBM, formally known as SPG Law, after it emerged that nine million people’s data was accessed from the airline’s servers. The firm has instructed barristers from Serle Court – who are also working with the firm on its claim against British Airways for its data hack a […]

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Linklaters strengthens Frankfurt office with White & Case hire

Linklaters has picked up a technology and telecoms partner from White & Case to bulk up its Frankfurt office. The magic circle firm has hired Michael Leicht as a partner for its Frankfurt outpost from the US firm, where Leicht was a local partner for the last year. He moved to White & Case from […]

Infrastructure company Helios Towers appoints new GC

FTSE 250 infrastructure company Helios Towers has appointed a new general counsel following the departure of its former chief legal officer. Paul Barrett has been appointed a general counsel and company secretary at the telecommunications towers company, after having spent nine months interim on the role in 2017-2018. Barrett re-joins Helios from RAC, a private […]

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UK and US firms join forces on O2 and Virgin Media’s mega-merger

Clifford Chance has taken the lead for Telefónica, alongside Herbert Smith Freehills, as its UK network O2 sealed a tie-up deal with Virgin Media. The joint venture will combine O2, the UK’s largest phone company with more than 30 million users, with Liberty Global’s Virgin, which counts some six million broadband and TV cable customers […]

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Osborne Clarke to exit Hong Kong with office closure

Osborne Clarke has become the latest international firm to withdraw from Hong Kong after five years operating in the Asia financial hub. Osborne Clarke’s Hong Kong office will be shut at the end of June. It currently has two partners, two associates, a trainee and three support staff. The firm said all members of the […]

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Pinsents lands data privacy partner from Stephenson Harwood

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its data privacy and information law offering in London by bringing in Jonathan Kirsop from Stephenson Harwood. In his new role at the firm, the Allen & Overy alumnus will prioritise the firm’s financial services clients, with his prior experience ranging from contractual and regulatory advice, data subject access requests to […]

Addleshaws

Addleshaws ramps up lateral recruitment with TMT hire

Addleshaw Goddard has hired a data protection partner from Lewis Silkin, the latest in a spate of laterals to bolster its City headquarters. This time the firm has attracted Lewis Silkin partner Nathalie Moreno. She has spent four years as a technology, privacy and cybersecurity partner at the UK firm, where she has specialised on […]