Information Technology

Overview

Bird & Bird’s expertise in the field of information technology is driven by its deep industrial knowledge of business processes and innovation. Universally recognised as market leaders in the information technology sector, the Chambers Global legal directory currently ranks Bird & Bird as the leading technology law firm in Europe and Asia and amongst an elite group of four globally.

We provide the full range of legal services required by IT businesses and for the users of IT. Our in-depth knowledge of the IT marketplace built up through our dedication to this area over many years means that our legal advice enhances the business and technology objectives of our customers. We are a trusted advisor to many of the most valuable tech companies in the world.

With our team of over 150 specialist IT lawyers based across our 26 international offices we advise international corporations, local businesses and public sector entities who seek consistent and high quality legal advice across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We are also increasingly working in emerging territories including Africa, Russia and South America.

Our highly flexible and individualised approach to providing legal solutions is driven by an in-depth understanding of our clients’ strategic goals and objectives. Key areas of our IT practice include the support of strategic outsourcing and systems implementation, global and local software distribution, the support of fast growing and innovative tech companies, technology disputes, data centre developments and rationalisations.

We have a range of focus areas where we provide thought-leadership on IT-related legal developments. These include cloud services, agile development methodologies, big data, cyber and IT security, open source and open data, and software patentability.

Our clients confide in us to take advantage of pioneering, highly complex technology, in order to stay ahead against their competitors – we stand at their side by assessing the legal risks and helping to safeguard their interests.

Heads of Group: Roger Bickerstaff in London and Dr. Alexander Duisberg in Munich.

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