With our strength and expertise in both the financial services and technology sectors, Browne Jacobson is a go-to firm for both disruptive FinTech businesses and for incumbent financial services firms adapting to digital transformation. Through our experience of working across the financial services spectrum with early-stage FinTech innovators and with established financial services companies, we’re at the forefront of modernisation and change within the industry. Our full-service capabilities and solutions-focused approach will help you successfully navigate the challenges of a heavily regulated environment and enable you to respond to the changing needs and expectations of consumers.
We provide a full range of legal support to exciting, growing FinTech businesses and their stakeholders as well as larger financial services companies:
Acted for InsurTech business Anansi Technology on its £1.5m seed investment led by Octopus Ventures with participation from a number of prominent angel investors.
Advised InsurTech business Digital Fineprint on its $4m funding round led by Eos Venture Partners and Pentech.
Advised on the sale of Brokerbility Holdings to Clear Group, including the transfer to Clear Group of Brokerbility’s technology trading arms being Brokertech and Brokerbility Information Gateway.
Advised Eos Venture Partners, a strategic venture capital fund focused exclusively on the insurance sector, on its investment in London-based InsurTech startup Concirrus, as part of a £5m round alongside deeptech investor IQ Capital.
"I’m very grateful for all the support we’ve received from Jon and the Browne Jacobson team in closing our investment, which is strategically important to us as we continue to scale and enter new markets. Jon and his team provided expert advice and were always available at short notice to guide us through the deal process."
Below are some of the questions we are regularly asked by startups, covering a range of topic areas.
UK law firm Browne Jacobson, which opened its first overseas office in Dublin in September, has outlined its strategic plans to grow its legal team over the next four years.
Bishopsgate Corporate Finance and law firm Browne Jacobson have jointly advised on the acquisition of award-winning tech solutions business, Custard Technical Services by US managers services and cyber security provider, Thrive.
In the ongoing complex litigation between Optis Cellular Technology LLC and Apple Inc., the Court of Appeal ( EWCA Civ 1411) has upheld the High Court’s findings that implementers of standard-essential patents (SEPs) cannot refuse to accept a FRAND license and continue activities in the meantime which constitute infringement: that party must commit to accept a court-determined license if it wishes to avoid an injunction.
A deepfake of Bruce Willis is advertising Russian mobile phones. Many great artistic and metaphysical questions are raised by this performance. However, this article is going to look at the intellectual property law implications, from a UK perspective.
The Digital Services Act (the “DSA”) has today (27 October) been given the go-ahead by the EU Council and will enter into force by early 2024.
Browne Jacobson’s corporate technology dealmakers have advised Agilico, a workplace technology business, on its acquisition of Capital Document Solutions Limited for an undisclosed amount.
The increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way businesses operate and is having a disruptive impact in sectors that have traditionally been slow to modernise.
The Chancellor’s recent mini-budget provided a significant announcement for business as it was confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (known as “IR35”) put in place for public and private sector businesses from 2017 and 2021 will be scrapped from April 2023.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist cleantech lawyers have advised AIM listed Clean Power Hydrogen Group Limited (CPH2) on its licence agreement with Bentec GmbH, a member of the Kenera business of the KCA Deutag Group. Kenera will manufacture CPH2’s unique membrane-free electrolysers from its facility in Bad Bentheim, Germany.
Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance lawyers have advised leading mid-market private equity firm, LDC and management on the sale of specialist managed IT services provider, Littlefish to Bowmark Capital.
The Digital Markets Act (the “DMA”) joins the dots between competition law and data protection law and actively targets data-driven platforms. It is also a comprehensive regulation to take note of, with familiar GDPR-style fines tied to turnover.
We advised equity investor, Business Growth Fund on its exit from mobile data SIMs & business communications specialist Jola Cloud Solutions.
This article covers, at a high level, some of the legal issues that arise in the lifecycle of the innovation and deployment of new technology within the energy sector. It is not intended to be a comprehensive account of all legal aspects.
First Hydrogen has identified 4 sites in the UK where it plans to locate large hydrogen refuelling stations for commercial vehicles. The sites will also accommodate on-site hydrogen production of between 20 and 40 MW (totalling 80 MW - 160 MW across all 4 locations) and will serve the urban areas of Greater Liverpool, Greater Manchester, London and the Thames Estuary. The plans form part of the Energy division’s strategy to develop green hydrogen production projects, initially in the UK and Canada.
As has been widely reported this week, some 3,000 UK workers are taking part in a six month trial to assess the viability of a four-day working week without any reduction in their normal pay.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has launched an electric vehicle (EV) scheme as part of its employee benefits package. The benefit will be available to all of the firm’s employees across its five offices, including Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester, and Nottingham.
In anticipation of the adoption of the Building Safety Bill, our specialist compliance and regulatory team will give an overview of the measures proposed in the Bill.
The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals England and Wales and Scotland have issued a new road map for 2022-23, providing an update on the resourcing challenges faced by employment tribunals and the steps put in place to address these.
We invite you to watch our on-demand webinar which looks into how healthtech is commissioned from a health and tech perspective.
The key benefits and pitfalls for agile software contracting, and recommendations for government bodies.
In Nissan v Passi, the High Court recently considered the issue of an employee retaining confidential documents belonging to his former employer in the context of the employer’s application for an injunction seeking the return of such documents from the employee.
Browne Jacobson has advised on today’s (16 February 2022 - 8.00am) admission of the entire issued ordinary share capital of green hydrogen technology and manufacturing group, Clean Power Hydrogen to trade on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc.
As a developing area, key stakeholders in this space such as insurers, and technology and software developers looking to become ASDEs or NUIC operators, should keep a keen eye on whether the Government proceeds with introducing new legislation in line with the report’s recommendations.
Five considerations for HEIs when undertaking an IT procurement for largely “off the shelf” small-scale student-facing applications for online teaching, knowledge stores and document repositories etc.
More needs to be made of these procurement routes, with clients honouring the original concept rather than watering down concepts.
From 1st January, new import rules come into effect, with potential for significant delay, disruption and cost for importers and exporters.