Technology

From start-ups to the largest tech firms, whether you're creating technology, using it to disrupt the market, or changing because of it, we are experts in the known and unknown, and everything in between.

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Bristows has a rich history in technology, dating back to when we drafted the patent agreement for the first electrical telegraph. We have been at the forefront of developments ever since and are proud to represent the biggest names in the industry across a wide range of advisory, transactional and litigious matters.

Most of us have technological backgrounds, some at doctorate level, so we can keep up with changes in technology, whatever they may be. Clients tell us this gives us the edge over our competitors.

We also love what we do.

We interpret technology broadly, so whether your business is creating technology, transforming itself with technology, disrupting its sector or even changing the world through technology, we have the lawyers who can help you.

Creating technology

Creating technology

We act for the leading search engines, cloud providers, streaming services providers, social media platforms, mobile operators, adtech vendors, outsourcing providers and hardware manufacturers. Whatever the technology, the leading players seek us out for our expertise.

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Changing using technology

Changing using technology

Global businesses are using technology to change how they do business and what they offer clients. Many are responding, having spotted new opportunities, while others have no choice but to change if they are to survive. Whatever the reason, we are as excited as they are to support their digital transformation.

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Disrupting with technology

Disrupting with technology

New entrants are shaking up established markets, from ordering taxis to insurance, from banking to ordering takeaways and the provision of healthcare services. We have the skills and resources to help our clients respond.

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What others say

“Especially adept at providing counsel on the most current and cutting-edge issues in the technology space. Experienced advisers on digital advertising and cloud computing matters.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Especially adept at providing counsel on the most current and cutting-edge issues in the technology space. Experienced advisers on digital advertising and cloud computing matters.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“The experienced data protection team at Bristows LLP frequently handles complex compliance and strategic matters as well as investigations, breaches and contentious issues.”

Legal 500 2019/18

“They’re smart, pragmatic and have a spectrum of clients, so they give very thoughtful, useful advice with an eye across many industries”.

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Bristows LLP ‘stands out as a client-focused firm that goes the extra mile to understand its clients’ commercial needs'”

Legal 500 2019/2018

“They are particularly distinctive in their market and technology knowledge, as well as their creative and practical approach.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

They are particularly distinctive in their market and technology knowledge, as well as their creative and practical approach.

Chambers and Partners 2019

“They are strong on both the technology and commercial sides owing to their powerful IP and data capabilities.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“They are strong on both the technology and commercial sides owing to their powerful IP and data capabilities.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Recent additions to both bench and client roster further strengthen an already top-drawer offering”.

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Experienced in acting on deals involving automation and artificial intelligence technology.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Experienced in acting on deals involving automation and artificial intelligence technology.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

Recent ranking and awards

Data Protection, privacy and cybersecurity - Top tier
Legal 500 UK 2019

IT and Telecoms - Top tier
Legal 500 UK 2019

Data Protection - Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2019

IT - Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2019

Outsourcing - Band 2
Chambers and Partners UK 2019

Data Protection - Band 3
Chambers and Partners Europe 2019

TMT Team of the Year
Legal Business Awards 2017

TMT Firm of the Year
Legal 500 Awards 2017

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