Technology & Telecoms

Technology & Telecoms are rapidly evolving sectors, which have been seeing a convergence between both fields, constant innovation in terms of infrastructure and devices, and rapid changes in the legal and regulatory environment including cross-border issues.

Support is needed from commercial lawyers who have deep industry expertise and an awareness of what is required commercially as well as technically in order to maximise the opportunities and minimise the risks. Spencer West’s technology and telecoms lawyers each have typically at least 20,000 hours’ experience in the relevant field, having worked in-house or reporting to the boards of companies and our lawyers’ expertise extends to acting for telecommunications providers, including fixed line, mobile and VOIP telephony and broadband providers.

Our technology and telecoms lawyers work seamlessly with colleagues from specialist commercial services areas, including corporate, data protection, intellectual property, competition, employment, and real estate, so that whatever the issue, our lawyers are able to assist you throughout.

 

  • technology contracts, including IT, software licences, telecommunications, video games, website development agreements and terms and conditions
  • laws relevant to the sector including the Digital Economy Act and new advertising laws
  • growth, acquisition, investment and divestment
  • outsourcing
  • employment and commercial contracts
  • contractual risk management and dispute resolution
  • advising construction clients in relation to data, tech and IPR considerations and consequences of increased digitalisation of construction projects.
  • entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • e-commerce providers
  • digital advertising and media
  • software developers
  • hardware and peripherals manufacturers
  • telecoms companies
  • researchers/data analysts and data processors
  • games companies

We cover all aspect of information technology, including apps, digital transformation, system development, block chain, SaaS/IaaS/PaaS, artificial intelligence and anything in-between. Whatever it is, we have the lawyers who can assist.

Our information technology legal services are likely to appeal to start-ups and early-stage technology businesses, as well as established information technology suppliers and sophisticated buyers. Many of the IT and digital projects that we get involved in require us to have a deep appreciation of the technology involved such as cloud computing, AdTech, 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.

We advise on
  • Contracts including outsourcing, IT systems procurement, software licencing, block chain and smart agreements, SaaS to IaaS, cloud computing, mobile apps, reseller agreements and terms and conditions
  • Data protection and cybersecurity
  • E-commerce online business, including issues associated with e-commerce websites and mobile applications, such as e-commerce regulations, website compliance, Acceptable Terms of Use
We work with
  • Managed Service Providers
  • e-commerce providers
  • digital advertising and media
  • technology companies and software developers
  • hardware and peripherals manufacturers
  • researchers/data analysts and data processors
  • games companies

Contact us




Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Partner – Corporate

Paolo Caldato

Paolo Caldato

Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution

Jan Cant

Jan Cant

Partner – Corporate Law, M&A, Contracting, IT & Telecoms, PPP, GDPR, International Institutions, Construction and Real Estate

Karl Foster

Karl Foster

Partner - Commercial

Jack Khurana

Jack Khurana

Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution and Employment Law

Natalie Knight-Wickens

Natalie Knight-Wickens

Partner - Corporate & Commercial

Katerina Nomicos

Katerina Nomicos

Partner – Tax and e-commerce

Delia Orabona

Delia Orabona

Partner - EU Regulatory & Trade, Technology, Media and Telecoms, ICT, Gambling and Sport, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Textile and Fashion

Gavin Persaud

Gavin Persaud

Partner - Financial Services, Banking Regulatory, Technology

Philip Solomons

Philip Solomons

Partner – Corporate and Commercial

Andrew Sparrow

Andrew Sparrow

Senior Counsel – Corporate and Commercial

Simeon Spencer

Simeon Spencer

Senior Partner – Co-Founder

Anca Toma-Thomson

Anca Toma-Thomson

Partner - Corporate and Commercial

Simon Ward

Simon Ward

Partner – Corporate & Commercial | Technology