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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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

2022 Tech & Comms

Challenges, opportunities and predictions for 2022

2022 Tech & Comms - Challenges, Opportunities & Predictions for 2022
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

Women in Tech - Trending topics
TwoBirds TV

TwoBirds TV

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TwoBirds TV
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

European Digital Strategy Developments
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Technology Sourcing Guide 2022

A comprehensive multi-jurisdictional guide to technology sourcing regulations

Technology Sourcing Guide 2022

The Space Review

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

The Space Review

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

HR Data Essentials
Consulting services

Consulting

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Consulting services

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Accolades

"Each member of the team is a true TMT expert with a deep understanding of the technology and data laws of Singapore and across the region. They are aware of the latest technology and data trends which is crucial for supporting clients in the TMT space, and they consistently provide practical, high quality advice. The team is very responsive and able to respond on short notice, including helping to manage mandates across multiple jurisdictions."

Legal 500, Asia Pacific 2022

"Bird & Bird houses a highly experienced practice for Asia-Pacific TMT regulatory work. Cloud, IT and telecoms expertise are a core area for the Hong Kong-based group, while recent instructions also include data."

Legal 500, Asia Pacific 2022

"Bird & Bird advises government agencies and international clients on a broad range of commercial, projects and regulatory-related matters in the field of TMT."

Legal 500, EMEA 2022

"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. Also bolstered by Japan and India desks. Core areas of proficiency include big data, cyber and IT security, mobile payments, robotics and software patentability."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2022

"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 2023

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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