Today's fast paced digital environment requires innovative and highly effective software and service solutions. In many market segments Software as a Service and Cloud Services have increasingly become the norm and entirely replaced permanent on-premise licensing. Whilst the traditional methods of data storage are evolving, Bird & Bird has established a core group of industry experts across Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, to advise our clients in the following areas:
- Big data
- Cloud computing
- Cyber and IT security
- Export control
- Internet of Things/M2M
- Mobile, online and in app payments
- Open source and open data
- Software licensing and patents
- Trade Secrets and Export control
Our specialist lawyers provide the full range of contentious and non-contentious advice on Software and Services matters, for IT suppliers and customers in the public and private sectors. Our advice covers banking & finance, commercial, competition & EU law, corporate, data protection, dispute resolution/arbitration, franchising, intellectual property, HR services, employee incentives & benefits, outsourcing, public projects and procurement, real estate, regulatory & administrative, tax, and trade & customs.
Our clients range from multinational blue chip and mid-tier IT companies, through to innovate tech start-ups and fast growing SMEs. We also work with large technology users which include banks, healthcare organisations, public bodies, retailers, globally located manufacturers, publishers, and aerospace & defence companies – all of whom recognise our ability to combine an understanding of technology with the particular regulatory and commercial aspects of their business sectors.
Our team of recognised thought-leaders have strong institutional ties as well as a broad geographical coverage, allowing Bird & Bird to provide expert cross-practice multi-jurisdictional advice in patent litigation, competition law and dispute resolution.