Our digital and sourcing team regularly advises on high-value, complex commercial, technology, BPO and other types of sourcing transactions of a critical nature and national importance, across clients in both the private and public sectors.
Our lawyers have experience advising organisations on the adoption of digital disruptive technologies (including AI, big data and predictive analysis, blockchain, IOT, augmented and virtual reality technologies, cloud, etc.) including pragmatic and commercial dispute resolution support if transactions encounter issues.
At Browne Jacobson, social and environmental impact are at the top of the business agenda. In particular, our digital and sourcing team is focused on supporting clients to achieve sustainability, inclusion and diversity commitments and other societal considerations through contracting.
We regularly advise clients end-to-end from a tech perspective, including advising on IT, IP, data / confidentiality, cyber, TUPE, service requirements, service performance, implementation plans, pricing and financial modelling, liability and risk mitigation measures, terminations and exits, etc.
We provide comprehensive legal project management services to keep legal matters on track and within budget and provide clients with transparent and detailed reporting on progress.
We’ve developed practical collaboration measures for contracts which are particularly relevant for dependencies between multi-supplier arrangements and support SIAM and service partner arrangements.
We’ve developed very detailed methodologies and templates to assist our clients moving through the different phases of tendering and procuring services and hardware.
We have a long track record of restructuring services requirements and making them work with the client’s Target Operating Model (TOM), ensuring there’s full transparency and alignment between the services description, service levels and pricing.
Advised on new IT system contracts, from the procurement phase through to signature. Undertook a full review of IP and IT licensing arrangements relating to core database systems.
Advised throughout the procurement process for network services with continued advice on change control notes and data protection.
Provided commercial and legal advice regarding the sale of the client’s telematics data analytics solution, including drafting and negotiating route-to-market contracts with insurers, underwriters and agents.
We advised a British retailer specialising in spectacles and contact lenses on its digital transformation to offer a new subscription payment plan via a new software platform, for UK nationwide rollout.
“We don’t have a natural ability to be tough. Richard Nicholas has a surprising ability to be tough with suppliers for us.”
“We find Browne Jacobson a delight to work with. They are easy and transparent to deal with, provide a broad range of legal services and are highly responsive.”
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.
Since the UK left the EU and are now able to move away from the EU data protection regime, the UK government have implemented a national data strategy with the aim of reducing the burden on organisations but maintaining a high data protection standard.
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.
The use of social media platforms and applications can have overwhelmingly positive benefits for public bodies. However, regulatory action recently taken by the Information Commissioner, has highlighted various pitfalls that public bodies should seek to avoid if allowing staff to use social media as a communication tool.
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.
From 6 April 2022, right to work checks on all migrant or settled prospective employees must be online and checks on British or Irish nationals will be manual (free) or digital (charged for).
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.