Deep sector knowledge

Over the years, our brand has become synonymous with the world of IT and data, with a range of services designed to keep pace with an industry almost entirely defined by innovation and change. Our deep sector knowledge comes from acting for an impressive client base comprising the great and the good in global technology, which exposes us to fresh ideas and new operating models ahead of the competition.

Data protection

Our data protection team advises on all data protection, security, cyber and privacy related issues, from the implications of EU legislation to international data transfers to day-to-day compliance issues and dealing with requests from the ICO and other data protection regulators. Above all, we can help you take advantage of the growing number of opportunities around data, helping them commercialise it compliantly.

We are also well-versed in supporting vendors in the outsourcing sector, advising both suppliers and users on a range of work, from small, national initiatives to multi-million, multi-jurisdictional projects.

"Osborne Clarke is a recognised powerhouse on the European data protection scene. Tech giants form the bedrock of an enviable client list which extends through telecommunications, media and entertainment, politics and healthcare in a roster studded with household names."


International reach

We operate in the technology hotspots across Europe and through our offices in San Francisco and New York. We've had an established US office since 2000 and have helped more than 400 US businesses with their European legal needs.




Advised on the negotiation of various Technology Agreements with software suppliers, including tailor made software for the event planning business and a new global CRM system.


Advised on the partnering agreement with Barclaycard to create QuickTap, an NFC enabled mobile payment solution, a project for which Osborne Clarke was awarded “TMT Team of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards.

VolkerWessels Telecom and Infrastructure Technology

Advised on technology agreements, including a framework agreement with a major supplier in relation to the installation of a small cell infrastructure and on the cooperation with Eurofiber in relation to the installation and maintenance of dark fibre connections.

A major internet travel company

Provided a major internet travel company with general data protection advice on various matters including marketing and subject access requests.

Park Strijp Beheer

Advised a smart City in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on infrastructural and technology solutions, including glass fibre networks, smart lampposts and "the Living Lab".