Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes vows to be “trusted adviser” to boards on digital disruption

Macfarlanes has set out plans to take its digital advisory practice to the next level, following the hire of Norton Rose Fulbright’s technology head Mike Rebeiro earlier this year. Rebeiro, who was at Norton Rose Fulbright for nearly 18 years, was brought in to lead Macfarlanes’ digital and innovation business in February, a comparatively new […]

blockchain

Clifford Chance partner takes top legal job at blockchain developer

Clifford Chance corporate finance partner Alex Erasmus is to join a blockchain software company later this year as its new chief legal officer. London-based Erasmus will join the executive committee of Block.one in Hong Kong. Block.one is the software publisher behind open-source blockchain protocol EOSIO, which was launched in June 2018 and provides secure and […]

Mozilla

Software giant Mozilla hires new GC from Twitter

Software company Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has brought in a new general counsel from social media giant Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.  Amy Keating will join Mozilla in early September after six years as Twitter’s deputy general counsel. She replaces Jishnu Menon, who left for Netflix in May.  The move will be Keating’s latest […]

Lights

CMS eyes ambitious headcount growth in disputes tech arm

Over a year into its tripartite merger with Nabarro and Olswang, CMS is plotting further growth in its in-house technology business to cut down on time-intensive data tasks in its litigation department. Unit leader Chris Baldwin told The Lawyer it expects to grow its litigation technology unit, CMS Evidence, by nearly eight-fold in the next three […]

Cooley and Davis Polk advise UK company on first-of-its-kind tech IPO

Cooley and Davis Polk & Wardwell have won roles on the US listing of UK tech provider Endava, which has been valued at around $126.8m. A cross-border team from Cooley was on hand to advise the company, consisting of Boston-based partner Nicole Brookshire, Virginia-based partner Darren DeStefano and London partner Ed Lukins. Lukins told The Lawyer: “For Endava […]

Withers acquires 40-strong City tech boutique

Withers has taken on City firm JAG Shaw Baker in a bid to act for more entrepreneurs, investors and companies operating in the tech sector. JAG Shaw Baker’s six partners and 40-strong group consisting of fee-earners and business services will move into Withers’ offices in London and Cambridge from today. “In our conversations with JAG […]

telecoms

Freshfields and Paul Hastings lead on €260m telecoms sale

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Paul Hastings have picked up lead roles on the latest bumper deal in the increasingly active telecoms sector. The magic circle firm has been advising South African company MTN Group on its sale of subsidiary company MTN Cyprus to Monaco Telecom for approximately €260m. Paul Hastings is representing the buyer Monaco […]

Fintech start-up builds legal team with first GC

The former general counsel of MarketInvoice Simon Coles has joined fintech start-up Capital On Tap as its first legal head. Capital On Tap provides tech-driven funding facilities to SMEs and enables customers to access instant funding to grow their business. Before his stint as general counsel at cashflow finance provider MarketInvoice, which ended last year, […]

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