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Our international technology practice acts for a cross-section of blue chip companies such as developers, distributors and suppliers of IT systems and services.

We also advise international corporate customers on a wide range of major technology projects and technology-related issues such as procurement, licensing and outsourcing.

We offer a complete range of legal services tailored to the technology industry. This includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, commercial contracts, outsourcing, licensing arrangements, hardware, software and services procurement, intellectual property, antitrust, finance, privacy and data protection, regulatory, dispute resolution, employment and tax.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the technology sector, built up over decades of closing deals for technology organisations and their customers.

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Publications: 04 FEBRUARY 2020

Podcast: G&R Airtime discusses the development of e-Money, e-Payments and e-Wallets in Indonesia and what the future holds for this industry

G&R Airtime unpacks the jargon behind e-Money, e-Payments and e-Wallets, and discusses their related developments and regulatory requirements in the face of Indonesia’s desire to move to a cashless society.

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Publications: 14 JANUARY 2020

Podcast: G&R launches ‘G&R Airtime’ – a fintech focused podcast

The number of Fintech and tech based start-ups coming out of Indonesia in recent times has been significant. Global investors seeking the next big thing have taken notice of the Indonesia macro-economic story, which sees a young, growing, tech-savvy, middle-class consumer looking to achieve their dreams and, in the process, leapfrog old technologies. Investors are fighting over which start-ups to invest in. 

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News: 07 JANUARY 2020

A&O rounds off 2019 with stellar performance in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q4 2019 with a stellar performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019. 

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Publications: 20 JUNE 2018

IP owners to pay the costs of blocking access to infringing websites

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that trade mark owners should pay the costs of implementing a court order requiring UK ISPs to block access to websites selling counterfeit goods. This is a reversal of previous decisions, which had required the ISPs to bear these costs. Rights holders will still be able to obtain blocking injunctions, which are an effective means of tackling online infringements, but have to indemnify the ISPs for the reasonable compliance costs of putting these orders into effect in the UK. 

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