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Recent rankings and awards

  • IT and Telecoms - Tier 1
    Legal 500 2017
  • TMT Firm of the Year - Winner
    Legal Business Awards 2017 

         

  • TMT Firm of the Year - Winner
    Legal 500 2017

  • IT and Telecoms - Tier 1
    Legal 500 2016

What others say

"Bristows LLP handles a range of matters in the IT and telecoms space, and acts for clients including IBM, Capgemini and Sony."
Legal 500 2017

"Toby Crick, who focuses on technology, communications and outsourcing matters, and commercial IT head Mark Watts, who is an expert on IT, outsourcing and data protection matters, are advising Bupa on its ongoing digital transformation strategy. Myles Jelf has core strengths in telecoms technology litigation, he defended Google and Samsung in a high-profile dispute with Unwired Planet pertaining to alleged patent infringement. Adrian Sim specialises in multi-jurisdictional deals, frequently advising Capgemini. Anna Cook, who recently made partner, is a key name for complex IT litigation. Robert Bond is an expert in data protection matters and Kevin Appleton leads the commercial disputes group and has a strong track record in IT-related litigation."
Legal 500 2017

"They are very knowledgeable on the interaction between IP and competition law with telecoms and the idea of FRAND."
Chambers and Partners 2017

"They are an incredibly timely, hard-working group and they give very practical advice."
Chambers and Partners 2017

"Bristows LLP typically advises buyers on significant outsourcing transactions. Clients are drawn from a broad range of sectors, but include a number of financial services and technology companies. The firm was selected by Genomics England to act as lead adviser in the procurement of sequencing services from Illumina. Other clients include Capgemini, MasterCard and Guardian News and Media. Mark Watts is the head of the department, which includes Toby Crick, Adrian Sim and Chris Holder, a partner who arrived from Bird & Bird in September 2014."
Legal 500 2015

"Bristows LLP has an impressive client list which includes MTV, Google, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Spotify. Iain Redford advised WPP on a raft of digital media acquisitions, such as those of Cognifide, Precise Media and Neoworks, and group head Myles Jelf and Mark Watts defended Google in proceedings before the UK court from accusations of bypassing security settings on the Safari browser in order to track activity and target users with personalised adverts. Paul Jordan is ‘very knowledgeable and responsive’. Matt Dennis and ‘a great new asset’ Theo Savvides joined from Bird & Bird and Osborne Clarke, respectively."
Legal 500 2015

"I've had a really positive experience with the firm - I'd struggle to find anything negative to say."
Chambers and Partners 2015

"I felt like I was getting cutting-edge advice, not just on the legal side, but also in relation to market trends."
Chambers and Partners 2015

TMT Law Firm of the Year
Legal 500 2014

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