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Data connects all aspects of our lives, our businesses and our activities. And it’s the raw fuel of the new industrial revolution.

Data is one of the most valuable assets of any business, particularly in the media and entertainment, telecommunications, technology and online retail sectors. But as an asset class, it has become one of the most heavily regulated.

We’re recognised as a trusted advisor to some of the world’s best-known businesses but we’re just as comfortable working with fast-growth, innovative companies operating at the intersection of technology and data, in areas including artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, cybersecurity, corporate intelligence services, adtech and data privacy.

We can help you with: corporate structuring and establishment; corporate finance and funding; strategic partnering and joint venturing; IP acquisition, exploitation and transfer; commercial transactions of all kinds; and employment and tax related matters.

Data-centric businesses in a digital world rely on intellectual property to maximise value. We are experts on confidentiality and the IP aspects of software and technology, including copyright, patents and database rights. We can help you leverage your IP to build new data-led propositions and we can protect your business by ensuring your competitors do not take advantage of your proprietary data-specific technology.

Our specialist data privacy practice is unique in terms of its sector focus and the scope of its work, which ranges from advising on commercial data-driven transactions and international and domestic regulatory compliance matters, to cyber security breach management, regulatory investigations, and contentious matters involving the exercise of data subject rights, rights of publicity, defamation and reputation management.

We have particular expertise in supporting data-rich businesses as they develop and launch new data-driven services as well as advising on international data sharing and exploitation, data mining and behavioural targeting, social media and user-generated content involving personal data, and strategic transactions involving the acquisition, transfer and exploitation of key data assets.

If you’re looking for a law firm that can truly support your data-focused business, we have the people and the experience to help set you apart.