We’re fully immersed in the digital commerce and platforms world, working with leading global businesses, fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. Providing a full service proposition, we’re able to offer a rounded approach across the complete business lifecycle, from fundraising to providing regulatory and commercial advice on the issues around digital technology and services integrations and roll-outs.

What sets us apart is our ability to combine our digital and technology experience with genuine industry knowledge and expertise; that’s how we keep our advice pragmatic and focused. We advise clients on M&A and routes to funding, regulatory issues and consumer protection, payments, international data privacy, platforms and content licensing and delivery.

We’ve been involved in this rapidly evolving sector from its inception, advising some of the earliest internet start-ups as they expanded from the US into Europe. Digital commerce businesses cut across geographic borders and so do we. We’re plugged into the innovation hubs and have teams on the ground across Europe, Asia and on the US West Coast, providing market leading advice which helps businesses navigate the challenges and opportunities they are presented with as they digitise, reinvent business models and innovate online.

Experience


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.

Alibaba

Advised on the activities of its non-Chinese websites covering such areas including competition, online payment and P2P lending and advised them on their Europe headquarters leases.

YouTube

Advising on content licensing and distribution agreements across a range of digital platforms.

Mulberry

Advising on the launch and continuing operation of its global ecommerce platform.

Microsoft

Advising on consumer law issues.

LendInvest

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

Marks and Spencer

Acted in High Court trade mark infringement proceedings brought by Interflora arising out of Marks & Spencer's purchase of the Interflora Google Adword, and the subsequent referral to the European Court of Justice.

E-health systems

Advised on data protection matters in the framework of the Internet of Things.

Travel websites

Created best practice guidelines applicable to Expedia and Hotels.com marketing campaigns to be launched in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

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