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The emergence, proliferation and increasingly the convergence of disruptive technologies means these are interesting times for businesses.

The fourth industrial revolution is here: key data must be always available and accessible, businesses and individuals must be connected continuously and businesses must operate 24x7x365 resiliently.

In an always-on global economy, the pressures and challenges to remain competitive, grow market share and manage risk intensify.

Typically, businesses use various approaches to become more effective and profitable – efficiency drives, cost saving reviews, process re-engineering, strategic sourcing and supply chain projects. They also invest heavily in technological and communications infrastructure solutions.

We have extensive experience of advising companies (whether supply-side or end-user/demand-side) on the legal, regulatory, contractual and commercial aspects that arise in these projects. We advise on:

  • Complex and large-scale IT and communications services projects (SIAM, strategic sourcing and procurement arrangements)
  • Communications network infrastructure projects (including ultrafast full-fibre (FTTP), superfast fixed and/or wireless broadband access, voice and data communications network services (WAN/LAN) and 3G/4G mobile services and 5G pilot projects
  • Business transformation and business process re-engineering projects
  • Systems integration, software licensing and distribution arrangements
  • Cloud computing, including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS
  • Blockchain applications including digital assets
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Internet of Things / Industrie 4.0 and Smart Cities
  • Digital media and entertainment arrangements
  • Collaboration arrangements, franchise, distribution and standard form commercial agreements
  • Corporate JVs, investments, M&A, disposals, spin-outs and -ins
  • EU public procurement, state aid and competition law within the TMT sector
  • Advising a leading ultrafast fibre broadband provider on various rural communications network infrastructure programmes across the UK
  • Advising Progressive Technology Solutions on various international SaaS, reseller, IT services and software development agreements with their international clients in the oil and gas industry, including those in the North Sea and Nigeria
  • Advising Creditsafe on various licensing and support agreements and IT and telecommunications matters
  • Advising a leading UK university on commercialising various mobile apps and drafting the associated terms and conditions of use and privacy policies
  • Advising a health and social care charity on its middle and back office business and IT transformation programme
  • Advising myPinPad, a global leader in payment acceptance and authentication software solutions, and its parent company Licentia Group on corporate, IT, communications and contractual matters