Yet, people do not appreciate the significance of obtaining legal advice about IT until something goes wrong, for example, where a development project fails to go according to plan, leaving the customer in the middle without adequate remedies; or where a consignment of software innocently acquired turns out to be counterfeit. For suppliers too, the risks involved in using contracts that lack precision, or getting behind with the increasing regulatory environment, can be damaging. The lesson to be learned is to invest in and obtain proper IT legal advice before making the commitment.
In-depth knowledge of the IT industry is the key that enables us to deliver proactive legal advice to clients operating in, or dealing with, the IT sector.
We carry out both contentious and non-contentious work relating to computer hardware and software and other technologies, the Internet, e-commerce, computer games and interactive entertainment. We seek to deliver value-added, commercial advice by matching our technical and legal knowledge with our clients’ objectives. Our clients come from industries which include technology, new media, advertising, art, television, healthcare, leisure, music, publishing and retail.
The types of matter we handle include:
- Hardware and software development, licensing and distribution agreements
- Systems integration projects
- Outsourcing agreements
- Website design, hosting and maintenance agreements
- E-commerce terms and conditions
- Agreements relating to computer games and interactive entertainment
- Agreements for data supply and electronic publishing
- Data protection and privacy regulation, and related disputes
- Telecommunications and broadband regulation and contracts
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