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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: 13 JANUARY 2020

The von der Leyen Commission

The European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019, following changes required as a result of the European Parliament rejecting three of the candidate Commissioners originally put forward. 

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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: 16 DECEMBER 2019

Protection of whistleblowers: What are the employer’s obligations?

As the new directive on whistleblowers must be transposed at the latest by 17 December 2021, employers should start thinking about how to implement their future obligations.

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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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