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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European Blockchain Sandbox selection process currently underway

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Practitioners Guide to the UPC 1st Edition

Helping you navigate the practice and procedure of the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent.

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OXYGY

OXYGY combines our legal advice with management consultancy experience for transformation and change.

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Women in Tech - At the forefront of innovation podcast series

We are delighted to launch our new Women in Tech series, where we will hear interesting stories from interesting people leading the charge at the forefront of innovation.

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Bird & Bird's international team of Tech lawyers, consultants and business service specialists have developed a range of tools, products and services to provide clarity to trending issues and support your business and legal needs.

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Cloud Services Comparison Tool

Cloud Services Comparison Tool

Concise answers to a range of legal issues associated with cloud service provision on a country-by-country basis

Cloud Services Comparison Tool
Technology and Communications predictions

2024 Tech & Comms

Challenges, opportunities and predictions for 2024

Women in Tech

Women in Tech

Visit our content hub, which brings a variety of voices together to share insights and facilitate discussion on hot Tech sector topics

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TwoBirds TV

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Digital Business Global Guide

Digital Business Global Guide

Answers to key questions relating to transactions across 17 jurisdictions

Digital Business Global Guide
European Digital Strategy Developments

European Digital Strategy Developments

Get up to speed with the latest in digital asset governance in Europe

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Technology Sourcing Guide 2023

A comprehensive multi-jurisdictional guide to technology sourcing regulations

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In-Depth: Space Law

An overview of legal and regulatory frameworks governing space and satellite activities

Tokens and NFTs guide

A quick guide to navigating and developing tokens and NFTs

Horizon Scanning

Horizon Scanning

Explore global trends influencing the HR and employment law agenda

Horizon scanning
HR Data Essentials

HR Data Essentials

Key resources for HR and privacy teams to tackle data-related issues in employment

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Consulting services

Consulting

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Generative AI

AI in the workplace: Shaping the next generation

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Missed opportunity: The first GenAI guidance from German data protection authorities

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Riding the Wave - Peak Issues in Australian Law

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Accolades

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, 2023 - Band 1

Bird & Bird is among the top addresses for cross-border digitisation projects and offers expertise in recent topics, such as IoT, cloud solutions, AI, blockchain, data, metaverse and, increasingly, on data rights, licensing and cybersecurity.

Legal 500 EMEA, 2023 - Tier 1

Bird & Bird has a multi-functional team that has different capabilities and is able to provide 360-degree services.

Chambers Europe-wide, 2023 - Band 1

Bird & Bird maintains of the largest pan European IP practices, giving the group a strong international reach. The practice continues to advise on a number of high-value cross-border disputes and transactional matters, with an increasing amount of matters involving digital assets, rights and artificial intelligence.

Legal 500, 2023

Bird & Bird maintains a commanding position in the UK telecoms landscape, advising on contentious and non-contentious regulatory and transactional issues. They coordinate 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.

Chambers UK-wide, 2024 - Band 1

Bird & Bird boasts a pre-eminent TMT practice across Europe with a strong reputation in the IT and telecommunications spaces. The law firm advises a wide range of global clients on regulatory and commercial mandates, with experience acting on technology- and IP-related disputes.

Chambers Europe-wide, 2023 - Band 1

Bird & Bird offers a team of highly regarded practitioners with expertise in transactions and disputes in the technology and telecommunications sectors from offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2023 - Band 1

Bird & Bird has extensive experience of advising on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to complex transactions in the technology, media and telecommunications space.

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2023 - Tier 1

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Bird & Bird advises shareholders of 2i Limited on an eight-figure investment by Rockpool Investments

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Bird & Bird advises EFESO on the acquisition of Aioneers GmbH

Apr 12 2024

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Bird & Bird assist Novo Nordisk Foundation and Danish Centre for AI in AI supercomputer initiative

Apr 10 2024

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Bird & Bird ATMD advised lead investor Korea Investment Partners in StealthMole’s US$7 million Series A funding

Apr 03 2024

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Bird & Bird achieves top rankings in Information Technology

Mar 28 2024

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Bird & Bird advises Cellnex on sale of private networks division to Boldyn Networks

Mar 13 2024

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