We’re known as one of the market-leaders in advising insurance brokers, capacity providers and technology providers to the insurance sector. It stands to reason, therefore, that we’re a natural go-to firm for both disruptive InsurTech businesses and for incumbent insurance organisations, embracing digital transformation.
We bring our solutions-focused approach to help you balance the challenges of a heavily-regulated environment with responding to ever-changing consumer needs. We’ve worked with insurers and InsurTech firms on developing insurance products with customer understanding at the heart of the policy.
As a prominent UK law firm in corporate mergers and acquisitions deals, we’ve advised on some of the world’s largest fraud cases. We combine our transactional and insurance sector expertise with our passion for advising ambitious businesses and their investors on funding rounds.
Our regulatory experience means we deliver practical advice on contentious and non-contentious matters.
Our employment advice is always pragmatic and empathetic to the commercial realities you face. Our skilled team of tax advisers is experienced in advising InsurTech business on creating tax efficient incentives for founders and employees alike.
We’ll help you build an effective strategy in dealing with disputes, taking into account your available resources, approach to risk and the potential impact on your brand.
And, importantly, we’re ae champions of collaborations and connections. Our client-base enables us to connect you with our clients within the insurance sector who may benefit from your technology and expertise.
Advised InsurTech business Laka on its $13.5m Series A round, led by Autotech Ventures with participation from Ponooc, ABN AMRO Ventures and Porsche Ventures.
Advised award winning startup Superscript, the digital-first insurance broker for fast-growth technology and media businesses, on its $10.4m Series A funding round.
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.
Advised Brokertech on its licensing and subscription models for insurance schemes operated by underwriters, and accessed by insurers and brokers.
"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.
Payment systems across Europe are under increased pressure to mitigate fraud risks and defend against persistent attacks from enablers using ever more sophisticated and malicious viruses and malware.
Browne Jacobson’s Manchester corporate team have advised the shareholders and management team on YFM Equity Partners’ (YFM) investment in Cooper Software.
Browne Jacobson advise management team on acquisition of Edit by The Salocin Group and NVM Private Equity.