Data Centres

Overview

For over twenty years, Bird & Bird has been advising on data centre projects, working with developers, investors, operators, suppliers and end-users to provide expert commercial and legal advice throughout the lifecycle of their data centre projects.

The world of technology is becoming increasingly reliant on overwhelming volumes of data. As the need for storage and data centres surges, Bird & Bird have positioned ourselves as industry experts in providing legal services to the ICT sector, operating at the cutting edge of developments relating to the data centre community, including cloud computing, "big data" and energy efficiency.

We recognise the critical role that physical IT infrastructure, particularly data centres, has in the deployment of IT services. Our lawyers routinely speak at data centre conferences. As a result, our lawyers have a profound understanding of the environment in which our data centre clients operate and most importantly and areas of difficulty they might face such as keeping operational expenditure low to selecting an environmentally sound site.

With a dedicated Data Centres Interest Group compromising over 40 international specialists in Real Estate, Commercial, Data Protection, Corporate, Intellectual PropertyOutsourcing and Dispute Resolution, we can offer more lawyers with significant data centre experience than any other law firm. Our investment in the data centre sector helps us provide you with legal services that have an added commercial dimension and put our legal advice into context for our clients.

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