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

IT and Telecoms - Top tier
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Data Protection - Band 1
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IT - Band 1
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Data Protection - Band 3
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