The TMT sector continues to evolve rapidly in the face of ongoing digitalisation, continued convergence and disruption from new technologies. The need for dynamic and incisive business advice is paramount.
We support our clients as they innovate and diversify traditional business models, transform commercial and operational strategies and navigate legal and regulatory challenges. We offer strategic, flexible and responsive solutions in helping our clients pursue opportunities and mitigate risks worldwide, in particular in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
Many of the digital TMT projects that we get involved in require us to have a deep appreciation of the technology involved such as cloud computing, FinTech, the internet of things, robotics – we have lawyers who are interested and knowledgeable in the detail. Members of our team have scientific backgrounds with qualifications and accreditations in information security and software developments.
The Spencer West TMT Practice also includes AI expertise. Our clients range from AI tech start ups/techpreneurs, specialised in designing, producing and distributing AI programs and platforms, through to trade partners and financial investors for the commercialisation journey of AI models. Our team is experienced in advising successful start-ups on a broad range of legal issues impacting AI businesses, including data protection/privacy, intellectual property, corporate fundraising and structuring, commercial partnerships, IT/cloud arrangements, IP/database/copyright rights, and employment incentive schemes. In particular, we are currently advising a client who is building a disruptive AI system with limited human intervention for consultants and clients in the same industry that they have previously worked in on the risk and licensing of the technology, as well as a tech start-up on an internal employee AI governance policy.
Our highly experienced team has broad sector expertise in advising a wide range of market participants, allowing us to integrate with our clients’ business, technical and legal teams to provide relevant and focused advice. We work seamlessly with colleagues from other practice areas, including litigation, competition, employment, and real estate, so that whatever the issue, our lawyers are able to assist you throughout.