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

We’ve assembled a global team of over 500 expert lawyers who work with market leading companies producing some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world. Our client base ranges from blue chip tech multinationals, rapidly expanding international companies, start-ups/SMES through to users of tech services in both the private and public sectors.

Historically our clients have been aligned to four core industry areas, namely Communications; Devices & Components; Cloud, Software & Services; and Online & Digital. However these industries are changing and we have adapted to the evolution of this sector to develop a deep understanding of a number of specialist industries including Data Centres; EdTech; FinTech; HealthTech, Satellites; and Social Media & Digital Content Providers.

The digital revolution has allowed the vast expertise and knowledge of our lawyers to be applied to the technological advancements in a number of traditional sectors. 

We have identified four distinct themes: Data, Infrastructure, New Technology and Regulation, which we believe will be key drivers for the success of your businesses as they digitalise, diversify and blur the traditional definitions of what can be considered a technology business.

Modern consumer and business life depends on telecoms networks and digital infrastructure, and the revolution offers your business an opportunity to rebuild your position, adjust your approach and innovate.

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 of lawyers can work closely with you to deliver seamless cross-jurisdictional advice. As your issues often cut across multiple areas of law, we involve experts from all relevant practice groups. The connector between them is our focus on industries that are changing or being changed by technology and the digital world. 

We can give you incisive insight into a number of the key developments that are shaping the future of the sector including:

Take a look at our videos on the impact of wearables on privacy and regulation; the regulations of autonomous driving; Blockchain technology; plus the use of disruptive technology in autonomous vehicles for more insights into the specialist areas we can advise you on.

If you'd like to know more about how we can help your business, please contact one of our Co-Heads of Group Fabian Niemann in Germany, or Ted Chwu in China, or Ronald Hendrikx in the UK, or Marjolein Geus in the UK.

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