Clients can be technology innovators and creators, or businesses dependent on their effective use of technology – we cover the entire breadth. The use of technology is now at the heart of nearly every business, and it’s a fast-changing world for users and providers of technology. Technological solutions develop and evolve rapidly, and the regulations that can apply to them inevitably do as well.
Our team comprises skilled lawyers with a genuine interest in and understanding of the technology sector. We advise on regulatory, transactional and litigious matters, and our aim is to help our clients to use or exploit this changing technological world to their advantage.
The team is well versed in data protection law, frequently a significant issue (alongside wider information security issues) in technology-led contracts. We work closely with the data protection regulatory team, addressing routine compliance issues, advising on UK GDPR, as well as international data transfers more broadly.
We have a wide range of clients, including well-known retail and consumer brands such as Jewson and Britvic, financial institutions such as Quilter, and companies pioneering innovative technologies such as open banking, cryptocurrencies, digitisation initiatives in the heritage sector and best-selling computer games.
Work we regularly undertake includes:
- Enterprise wide digital transformation projects
- Technology contracts including licensing, procurement and maintenance and support agreements
- Cloud services and subscription model agreements
- Data protection advice
- Systems integrations
Why choose Trethowans?
We have particular expertise in the FMCG, retail, FinTech and regulated financial services sectors and work on IT outsourcing projects, systems integrations and Software as a Service projects of all sizes.
We align ourselves with each of our clients to make sure we understand how their businesses engage with technology, whether as a user or a supplier. Our aim is to provide practical, commercial advice and support for each project, as well as to be able to have informed discussions with our clients in relation to their wider technology-related strategies.
- Assisting a corporate group in the creation of a digital services unit intended to develop innovative digital services to benefit its supplier and customer bases, including an innovative business intelligence and financial reporting platform.
- Working with a heritage sector charity to develop and launch an online archive of material held by approximately 100 museums facilitation research and public access.
- Advising a FinTech company in relation to licensing, development and integration services for an open-banking system in Canada
- Advising a national client in relation to its ERP system, and the migration of the underlying databases to Oracle Cloud, including associated integration services from a 3rd party vendor.
Julian Hamblin, who leads our technology team is a vice-chair of the technology law committee of The International Bar Association, and is a member of the Society for Computers and Law. He is recognised as a leader in his field in Chambers & Partners UK 2023.
Our technology lawyers are recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK guides for their expertise in technology law.