Helping you shape tomorrow's world

Today’s fast paced digital environment requires innovative and highly effective software and service solutions. Traditional methods of data storage are evolving with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud Services increasingly becoming the norm, replacing permanent on-premise licensing.

Your business will benefit from the broad international experience of our specialist lawyers gained from providing contentious and non-contentious advice to Software Vendors, IT service providers, and IT customers in the public and private sectors.

We have established a core group of industry experts who advise our clients on developments in the whole life cycle of cloud, software & services, including: Agile; Artificial Intelligence; Blockchain & Distributed Ledgers; Cyber & IT security; Data sovereignty & data ownership; FOSS, open source & open data; Internet of Things & B2B Platforms; Machine learning & data analytics; IaaS and Cloud Transactions; Public and private Clouds; SaaS contract schemes and procurement; Smart Contracts; Software licensing, copyrights & patents.

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Highly acclaimed international practice advising on a wide range of IT matters. . “Its network across the world is more than useful. It's clear that it's very easy for the lawyers to reach out"

Chambers Europe 2021

Established TMT player with an impressive track record acting for network operators, software developers and technology companies in the UK, the Middle East, Asia and throughout Europe. Respected for its knowledge of big data, complex licensing agreements and governance issues. “They are superbly responsive and deeply knowledgeable”.

Chambers Global 2019

"They are superbly responsive and deeply knowledgeable," reports a client, adding: "They are friendly and engaging people, so are not only great at providing guidance but also make it enjoyable to spend time with them."

Chambers UK 2019

Roger Bickerstaff" navigates effectively through minefields. He really tries to promote collaboration, and is great at translating ideas into appropriate contract wording."

Chambers UK 2019

Bird & Bird delivered excellent client service, and that's a key issue for us. We had very tight timescales and limited knowledge, and they helped us to navigate the process.

Chambers UK 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 UK 2022

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

Legal 500 APAC 2021

Bird & Bird enjoys global recognition for its IT and telecoms experience. It has developed a strong data protection practice, which often handles cross-border matters.

Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Fabian Niemann is considered ‘a go-to attorney for European matters’; he ‘stands out for his availability, holistic approach, great expertise and in general his pleasant manner of working together’.

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

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