TECH AND COMMS

TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

Helping you to connect the world

Technology has revolutionised the way the modern world communicates. The legal and commercial implications are complex and rapidly-evolving – impacting every organisation. We have a stellar, global reputation for providing sophisticated, pragmatic advice to companies which are carving the world's digital future.  

You will have access to a global team of over 500 lawyers who have spent their careers guiding many of the leading blue chip tech multinationals, as well as the next generation of game changing disrupters. Businesses like yours, which are driving forward innovation and developing some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world. 

In the global digital economy, where your business's legal needs are international by default, we can offer you unsurpassed experience of advising on complex international projects. Our coordinated teams work with you to deliver seamless cross-jurisdictional advice across multiple areas of law. The connector between them is our focus on industries that are changing or being changed by technology and the digital world. 

Our international experts can offer incisive insight into the key drivers for your business including:

A deep understanding of the new and disruptive technologies such as: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Robotics; Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality; Big Data Analytics; Blockchain & Smart Contracts; Internet of Things & M2M; Payment Services & Mobile Wallets; 3D printing; Quantum Computing; and Wearable Tech.

The latest developments with software and data, including: Agile Development Methodologies; Cloud, IaaS & SaaS; eCommerce & mCommerce; Licensing, FOSS, Open Source & Open Data; Public & Private ITC Procurement; and Software patentability.

Key regulatory considerations impacting on businesses both creating and harnessing technology: Cyber and IT Security; Digital Single Market; Platform Liability; Privacy & Data Protection; and Product Liability & Regulation.

Experience of the digital infrastructure and communications landscape: 5G & Telco Cloud; Infrastructure Projects; MVNOs & OTTs; Network Sharing; Satellites; Smart Networks and Smart Cities; Spectrum Auctions, Sharing and Trading; and Undersea Cables. 

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"They provided me with very succinct recommendations on how to proceed."

Chambers Asia-Pacific, TMT 2022

"They understand the business well and the institutional knowledge is helpful"

Chambers Asia-Pacific, TMT 2022

"Bird & Bird understand our needs and interests, and they understand how the nuances of the law need to be translated into business realities."

Chambers Europe-wide, TMT 2022

"I particularly appreciate their ability to coordinate work across a variety of jurisdictions."

Chambers Global-wide TMT 2022

"Their work is absolutely top notch"

Chambers Global-wide, TMT 2022

"There is a lot of knowledge and experience available at Bird & Bird, and they know how to tackle complex matters and break them down into manageable small concrete pieces."

Chambers Global-wide, TMT 2022

"Bird & Bird provides support on all our supplier matters, across a number of jurisdictions and areas of expertise. Bird & Bird is an excellent firm."

Chambers UK, International & Cross-Border Capabilities 2022

Possesses a large team of corporate, commercial and telecoms regulatory lawyers who serve a diverse client list that includes managed network and data centre service providers. Coordinates global regulatory mandates among group offices and with external local counsel to provide OTT service providers with an analysis of regulatory risks in different jurisdictions. Frequently involved in telecoms projects related to the rollout of 5G.

Chambers UK-wide, Telecommunications 2022

“The legal specialists are easily accessible to each and everyone.”

Legal 500, EMEA 2021

“Savvy commercial skills and a terrific understanding of the TMT/IT industry. Excellent communications, prompt support, with keen attention to, and focus on, client deadlines.”

Legal 500, Asia Pacific 2021

“Very pragmatic on commercial issues in the technology space and understands when legal risk aversion is unhelpful.”

Legal 500, Asia Pacific 2021

Highly regarded practitioners offering expertise in transactions and disputes in the technology and telecommunications sectors… Core areas of proficiency include big data, cyber and IT security, mobile payments, robotics and software patentability.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

Bird & Bird is widely regarded as a longstanding leader in the TMT space. Technology, media and communications form a core part of the firm's global offering, which incorporates market-leading teams across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Chambers Global 2021

"All our work generally is cross-border, and Bird & Bird's network across the world is more than useful. It is clear that it is very easy for them to reach out to each other; it is a great advantage that they know each other across the network."

Chambers Global 2021

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