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Information Law and Data Protection

Information technology has an impact on every organisation and is constantly evolving.

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Public Law and Regulatory

Our technology team advises on all types of IT transactions ranging from software licensing through to major systems procurement, systems integration and outsourcing transactions.

Moreover, rapid advances in areas such as cloud computing, mobile commerce and bring your own device (BYOD), bring a number of legal and commercial risks which organisations need to get to grips with.

We also advise on the issues surrounding the use of IT including privacy, data protection, data security and intellectual property and on related areas such as e-commerce and m-commerce.

We can advise on:

  • Cloud computing
  • Hosting arrangements
  • Maintenance of hardware, software and source code / escrow arrangements
  • Managed communications for voice and mobile
  • Outsourcing transactions including desktop and data centres
  • Procurement of hardware and network infrastructure
  • Reseller and distribution arrangements
  • Software development
  • Software licensing including open source licensing
  • Systems procurement and integration
  • Teaming agreements and strategic alliances
  • Website development and support

Acting for IT suppliers, entrepreneurs, multinationals and public sector organisations, we advise on the contracting process which includes:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation;
  • Tender documentation;
  • Tender qualification and evaluation of supplier responses on contract issues;
  • Service level agreements (SLA); and
  • Schedule generation and review

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