Technology sits at the heart of all modern businesses. Whether you are a start-up with a new idea that could change the world, or a multi-national looking to push new boundaries, innovation and the pace of change is the key to growth and keeping ahead of the game.
Our Technology Sector Group advises on all legal aspects of the technology economy through subject matter experts who understand the markets in which technology vendors and adopters operate, including:
Its genuine sector expertise truly makes this practice unique. Team members have vast sector knowledge and insight, and are themselves passionate advocates for technology.
The team combines a wealth of sector expertise with business sense and a practical approach, with many of the lawyers having previously occupied positions within the tech industry and as in-house lawyers.
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Advised IKEA, leading global home furnishing brand, on the procurement of new EPOS systems for installation in all their UK stores.
Shoosmiths was instructed by Volkswagen Group United Kingdom to advise on its “Next Generation Services” tender – one of the most significant IT procurements in the UK.
Advised O2 on its rollout of Wi-Fi communication services as part of a tri-partite consortium delivering unified services to a public-sector body. Our work included advising on the governance aspects of teaming with other service providers (comprising three service lines from the three consortium members) as well as advising on the service contract with a public-sector client. The governance arrangements were particularly complex, involving careful negotiation tactics to ensure that commercial risks and rewards were allocated appropriately between the consortium members.
Advised Marston’s plc, one of the country’s top pub, on its multi-million pound replacement of its EPOS system across its entire estate, comprising over 1,700 units nationwide.
Shoosmiths’ FinTech team advised Zip, a global challenger e-commerce Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) provider headquartered in Australia, on the full range of its business agreements and arrangements in the UK.
Advised Associated British Foods on numerous IT projects including advising on a SAP implementation for Twinings; Allied Bakeries on its procurement of a telematics system across its entire delivery fleet; and various website development and other ecommerce projects across ABF brands such as Jordans, Primark and Ryvita.
Advised the FTSE 250 bank, in relation to the procurement of its back-office and eSignature platform to be used across its entire motor and premium finance business.
Advised Mazda Europe on the procurement of application development, server support and maintenance services in connection with the rollout of a new IT platform for use across its entire UK dealer network.
Advised Molson Coors Brewing Company on various IT projects, including the design, development and deployment of a pan-European e-commerce platform and procurement of image recognition technology to improve in-store execution and audits.
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Advised Pentech, Pi Labs, Outward and West Loop on their exit to Carta
Advised existing investor Octopus Ventures on Series D funding round Total raise $100m
Advised Livingbridge on its investment into Quorum Cyber
Advised Boldstart Ventures on Series G investment into Snyk Total raise $196.5m
Advised US based Fintop Capital on an investment into Xelix
Advised JamJar Ventures on an investment in Believe in Science
Advised Octopus Ventures on the $30m Series B funding of Spanish technology firm Lodgify
Advised Pi Labs III LP on an investment in CURE Group GmbH
Advised Una Terra Venture Studio AG on an investment in Greyparrot.AI Ltd
Advised Triple Point on their exit from UK fintech Credit Kudos to Apple
Proximity Data Centres on the purchase of a new data centre, Proximity Edge 8
Alcadon Group AB (Publ.) on the acquisition of UK-based Networks Centre Holdings
Advised a consortium of investors on their further investment into Pangea Connected Holdings Limited
M-Flow Technologies Limited on a further investment round
Advised the management of Techex on the MBO backed by Westbridge
Twenty7Tec on the acquisition of The Big Blue Trading Company t/a Blurcoat Software
Advised Haiper, the developer of 3D content creation platform, on a seed investment round
SOC.OS Cyber Security on its sale to Sophos
KeyMedia on its global restructuring and exit to US PE housesatonic