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Technology Law

A&O’s global team of technology lawyers works with the world’s leading multinational businesses and financial services companies on their most strategically important and complex technology projects and transactions.

We advise on the full range of legal, regulatory and commercial issues relating to all aspects of business technology and digital transformation.

Our team’s deep expertise, honed on some of the market’s marquee technology transactions and corporate tech projects, covers the most important areas of activity including M&A, joint ventures and other types of collaboration-based partnerships, as well as other business critical areas such as data protection, cybersecurity, IT procurement and outsourcing. We act on behalf of companies of all sizes and at all stages of development.

Our agile, practical approach, combined with our wide international coverage, enables us to develop innovative solutions to the most challenging and strategically significant technology issues facing our clients.

In addition, our global IP and litigation practice provides world-class expertise on the full range of patent and intellectual property issues including licensing, litigation and commercial contracts relating to the exploitation of intellectual property.

Featured deals/client experience

Babylon Holdings Limited

Babylon Holdings Limited

Babylon Holdings Limited, a world leading digital-first value-based care company, on its definitive merger agreement with Alkuri Global, a special purpose acquisition company. 

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Exscientia

Exscientia

Exscientia on its USD1.2 billion multi-target, AI-driven drug discovery collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS).

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Tokopedia

Tokopedia

Tokopedia on its USD18 billion merger with Gojek, the ride-hailing and payments business, to create the largest technology group in Indonesia.

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Cielo

Cielo

Cielo, a leading electronic payments business in Brazil and in Latin America, in the drafting, negotiation, execution and delivery of the contractual framework with Facebook to launch the “Facebook Pay” platform in Brazil.

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Digital transformation

Digital transformation, built on the IT cornerstones of cloud, mobile, social and big data is affecting all industries. Our integrated, multidisciplinary teams are available to help clients smooth the path for digital projects.

News & insights

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Publications: 12 JANUARY 2022

Global M&A transactions top USD5 trillion for first time

The value of global M&A transactions surged to a record high of over USD5.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 64% on 2020, and 48% higher than 2018, the previous highest year on record.

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Publications: 12 JANUARY 2022

A record year for technology M&A – what’s behind the boom?

In a year where the value of total global M&A deals surpassed USD5 trillion, technology transactions were the dominant driving force in the market and in multiple jurisdictions.

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Publications: 12 JANUARY 2022

Why software deals are proving irresistible to a diverse range of investors

Software-focused transactions, involving an increasingly diverse range of participants, are now dominating the technology M&A market.

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Publications: 12 JANUARY 2022

New due diligence challenges facing investors in AI

Organisations looking to acquire or collaborate with Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies, or acquiring AI technologies, are having to address a host of specific risks in their due diligence…

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