IT buy-side

At a time when every business is becoming a software and data business, clients expect their lawyers to understand how IT is impacting their sector – whether ad-, ed-, fin-, health-, law-, mar-, reg- tech, or IT in any other vertical.

We have broad and deep experience advising IT buy-side enterprise and SME organisations on the laws, regulations and contracts that apply to the technology they buy and consume and (increasingly) develop and provide, with a particular emphasis on the hot topic areas of AI, cloud computing, data law, digital transformation, privacy & security and software & services.

See our work client work matrix of recent representative projects for IT buy-side clients by hot topic.  We also show below illustrative sector specific experience.

Financial services

We work at the intersection of IT, IP and regulation across the range of financial services clients including:

  • banks, brokers, insurers and asset managers
  • exchanges, platforms and index providers
  • software, services and data developers and providers.

Healthcare

We work with technology vendors to the NHS and healthcare providers and on some of the NHS’s most innovative healthcare technology contracts, with a particular specialism in the legal aspects of medical data.

Property

We work with property management companies and estate agency businesses on their digital transformation projects and privacy and security aspects relating to the data they use.

Professional Services

We have worked on innovative on premises, in cloud and digital transformation projects with:

  • 7 of the top 50 UK law firms
  • 4 of the top 30 UK accounting firms
  • actuarial, patent agency, surveyors and other professional services firms.

Retail

Following a successful competitive bid, we have been working with one of the UK’s best known clothing retailers on their digital transformation contracts.

Travel & transportation

We work with IT and communications service providers in and to the travel and transportation sectors and with airlines and e-commerce aggregators and enablers.