Digital business

Technology is driving a global digital revolution.


Our Digital Business team has been there right from the start, advising clients who have developed game-changing technologies and innovative business models, from complex platforms through to content delivery and data management. We help technology companies protect their data and IP, while tracking down the best deals, channels or partners to exploit it.

Our focus areas


Advertising and marketing

Our Advertising and Marketing Services team is recognised as the European leader for large creative and media agencies right through to niche digital and data specialists.

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Digital commerce and platforms

We're recognised as being at the forefront of Digital Commerce and Platforms, advising platforms, e-commerce players, technology enablers and sharing economy businesses.

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Digital media

We're also recognised as one of the leading firms for Digital Media, working with platforms, content providers and interactive entertainment businesses that increasingly need to engage customers whilst enforcing their rights.

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Interactive entertainment

In recent years, interactive entertainment has overtaken music and film to become one of the largest industries in the entertainment media sector.

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Technology

Technology underpins everything we do in digital business. It's what we specialise in and what we're known for. Our knowledge of technology has been built through exposure to and direct involvement in entrepreneurial ideas and innovation.

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Telecoms

We’re also a leading advisor in the Telecoms sector, working with mobile network operators, service providers, technology suppliers and corporate telecoms users on corporate and commercial deals, local and European regulation, and dispute resolution.

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Experience


Facebook

Advised Facebook on a range of advertising issues (including designing and implementing a process for and assisting with T&Cs for various advertising products/services).

Byyd Tech

Advised Byyd Tech, the mobile demand-side platform, on a range of legal and regulatory issues, including a review of its key supplier and customer terms.

Omnicom Media Group

Advised Omnicom Media Group on privacy and regulatory issues in the context of targeting and programmatic advertising.

Beats

Advised Beats on all distribution and sales channels outside the US, including EMEA, Latin America and Asia.

Progressive Digital Media Group plc

Advised Progressive Digital Media Group plc on its £67 million acquisition of the GlobalData group.

NewVoiceMedia

Advised leading cloud contact centre vendor NewVoiceMedia on a US$50m fundraising.

LendInvest

Advised LendInvest on its £17m growth equity investment from Atomico.

Wirecard AG

Advised Wirecard AG on its market entry into North America by the acquisition of Citi Prepaid Card Services. Read more.

Facebook

Advised Facebook on the establishment of its operations in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and India; also advised on various regulatory compliance issues, including data protection and marketing regulation.

EE

Acted for EE in relation to numerous B2B agreements, public procurement and property matters. Assisted on the integration with BT and the adoption of new terms and conditions.

Admiral Insurance Plc

Advised Admiral Insurance Plc in relation to its agreement with Telefonica for the outsourcing of its fixed-line voice and data communications and the management of its LAN and WAN.

EE

Advised on EE's Home Office tender for the supply of integrated critical voice, broadband data and related services for the provision of emergency services.

GV

Advised GV (previously Google Ventures) on a number of investments, including the series C round in Kobalt Music (GV's first investment from its European fund).

KPMG

Advised KPMG on its strategic alliance with McLaren Applied Technologies for analytics data management.

Eucalyptus

Advised Eucalyptus, the world's most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), on various aspects of their expansion.

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The Director General of the Labour Inspectorate has published Instruction 1/2017 dated 18 May, which complements its previous Instruction 3/2016 on “Intensification of control over working hours and overtime”. It

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GDPR: Are you on track?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in full from 25 May 2018. The GDPR will significantly change and update the data protection regime across the EU. Every business

Written on: 24th May 2017


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Just Eat’s acquistion of Hungryhouse faces investigation from CMA

Two of the UK’s largest online food ordering platforms (Just Eat and Hungryhouse) are facing an in-depth Phase 2 investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Background In December

Written on: 24th May 2017


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