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Technology Law

A&O’s global team of technology lawyers work 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

Silicon Valley

News: 09 AUGUST 2021

Allen & Overy to add game-changing multidisciplinary technology team in U.S.; Expands West Coast presence

UPDATED AUGUST 9 2021 AT 2.33PM ET SILICON VALLEY - Allen & Overy today announces the investment in eight partners from the White & Case LLP Technology practice. This multidisciplinary and…

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Allen & Overy office

News: 26 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys as Young Leader of the France China Foundation

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys, Counsel and Head of the Tech & Data practice of the Paris office, to the 2021 selection of the Young Leaders of the France China…

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Tech and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) see interests align

As SPACs continue their urgent search for appropriate companies to acquire and take public, high growth technology companies are amongst the most sought after targets.

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Publications: 24 MAY 2021

Key provisions of the Draft AI Regulation

On 21 April 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for the Artificial Intelligence Regulation (the Draft AI Regulation).

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