In some sectors, the old order is changing and a new order is emerging as new entrants shake up established markets, from ordering taxis to insurance, from banking to ordering takeaways and the provision of healthcare services.

As a full service firm with expertise in all relevant areas of law, from intellectual property to real estate, and from data protection to corporate, we have the skills and resources to help our clients respond.

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Experience

We assisted our client, an app-based ride sharing service, in connection with its response to a high-profile data incident that resulted in numerous regulatory investigations around the world, resulting ultimately in a successful outcome.

Our client, one of the largest financial services organisations in the world, decided to back disruptive fintech start-ups by ‘partnering’ with firms offering innovative insurance products in specialist markets. We helped our client achieve its aim by combining regulatory compliance with nimble contracting so the ‘disruptors’ were not overburdened by “big finance” bureaucracy. Working across Europe and the US, our client has dozens of established partnerships and is seen as a leader in disrupting its industry from within.

Our client, a provider of telemedicine service, has developed a market-leading service and app to enable patients to see doctors remotely. We have assisted them to navigate the complex regulatory landscape for digital health, including issues relating to data protection and NHS confidentiality.

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What others say

"Bristows has brilliant IP lawyers that understand the intricacies of patent disputes and transactions, particularly in the TMT and life sciences sectors."

MIP IP Stars, 2020

The firm "always looks to provide solutions and alternate ways to achieve the right outcomes."

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

"the firm's "collaborative approach," its "strong foundational knowledge of outsourcing" and the fact that it is "willing to embrace and incorporate new concepts" are key assets during international projects".

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

The team has "great insight into the tech sector and deep knowledge of the industry."

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

"Bristows always stand out in terms of clarity and prompt turnaround."

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

Recent rankings 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