Technology & Communications

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Bird & Bird has been at the forefront of legal developments in the sector for many decades, and have unrivalled expertise in advising on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes of recent years. Our Tech & Comms team includes lawyers with a particular focus on Communications, Devices & ComponentsOnline Technology Solutions and Software & Services as well as a number of more specialist industries including Data CentresPostal and Satellites.

With over 300 dedicated Tech & Comms lawyers based across our 27 international offices we are universally recognised as market leaders within this sector, with the Chambers Global legal directory currently ranking Bird & Bird as the leading information technology and telecommunications law firm in Europe and Asia, and amongst an elite group of five globally.

Our highly flexible and individualised approach to providing legal solutions is driven by an in-depth understanding of our clients’ strategic goals and objectives. As trusted advisors to many of the most valuable Tech & Comms companies in the world, we are proud to have helped our clients achieve real commercial advantage. We are renowned for our creative and often original solutions, some of which have shaped the global technology and communications landscape.

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.

We have deep expertise and experience in a number of the key issues and developments that are shaping the Tech & Comms marketplace including: agile development methodologies; big data; cloud services; cyber and IT security; M2M, the internet of things and smart metering; mobile payments and apps; next generation genomics; open source and open data; robotics; and software patentability; spectrum auctions, sharing and trading; and 3D printing.

Head of Group: Graeme Maguire in London.

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