We know technology and data
We provide services to clients across a range of industries, helping them to identify and manage the legal and commercial risks associated with an IT strategy and put appropriate contracts in place to structure their requirements. IT systems are of critical importance to most businesses and the need for robust agreements for both providers and customers alike is paramount.
The context for advice is panoramic; from everyday IT procurement to data security to the acquisition or utilisation of data centres.
When considering the key legal and regulatory issues impacting the sector, it pays to have an integrated legal team on board whose expertise covers real estate, planning, construction, IT and privacy matters and whose members have a comprehensive understanding of the way the industry operates.
We have IT specialists who are up to date on the latest technological developments, have in-house experience and who can work with you throughout the lifecycle of an IT and/or outsourcing project.
Our experience includes:
- Data centre acquisitions and hosting agreements
- Review and input into tender processes
- Software licensing, development, and maintenance agreements
- Purchase and lease of hardware
- Systems Integration
- Cloud Computing contracts (SAAS, PAAS and IAAS)
- Industry specific supply and framework agreements
- Web content, design and development agreements
- IT outsourcing agreements
We are a corporate partner of the Data Centre Alliance.
- Advising a UK telecommunications operator in respect of its various data centre premises, to include the sale and leaseback of a key data centre site and the procurement of a new data centre by way of a lease and a managed services agreement with a specialist data centre operator.
- Advising an international IT hosting company on the expansion of its operation within the UK through an agreement for the provision of data centre space with a global data centre developer.
- Advising a UK Bank on data centre agreements in the UK and India with key service providers. This encompassed the negotiation of full service agreements for collocated data centre agreements, the fit out and operation.
- Advising a UK bank on its disaster recovery and work area recovery agreements with a UK top tier IT and data centre service provider.
- Advising a property company on the outsourcing of its IT systems and disaster recovery with a UK mid-market outsourced service provider.
- Advising a UK retail company on the SaaS agreement for its HR and payroll IT systems.
I just wanted to drop you a short note to let you know that we have been bowled over by Suki's handling of both of our recent property matters. We completed our office campus leases/AfL yesterday evening, after over twelve months of hard negotiation. Suki has been brilliant throughout, always on top of the drafts, leading the negotiation for us with amazing aplomb, & generally making my life so much easier. From my perspective, she has been worth every penny we have paid your firm.....
Many thanks for your help on this one – I really appreciate how quickly you were up to speed, how “available” you have been to discuss things and turn documents around quickly, and how relevant and pragmatic your advice has been. As I mentioned before, it was a pleasure to work with you on this – on previous occasions elsewhere I have felt as though I was spending a lot of my time and my money getting the attorney “up to speed”, but in this case I think you were contributing positively from the start. If you ever want a reference………..
We’re immensely proud of our client relationships. We strive to be a welcome and constant companion throughout their journeys.
Many of our clients have been with us for a long time: some since the firm began. We help them navigate matters to achieve the right outcome and we stay with them until everything has been resolved. By securing and protecting our clients’ interests, we give them the confidence and freedom to focus on their core business.
Our clients operate in different industries and sectors, but most of them have serious real estate interests, whether in the form of property in the traditional sense or other types of physical infrastructure.