IT contracts

IT contracts

"We consider Shoosmiths to be an extension of our own team and their flexible approach to providing support is invaluable. Their advice is both focused and commercial as a result of the efforts they have made to get to know our business and legal team."

Rachel Jacobs, General Counsel, Informa plc

The use, storage and accessibility of data and provision of effective IT solutions are central to every business.

The services and technology supporting those business needs to continue to develop at a rapid rate - both in market developments and the surrounding regulatory framework.

Our national IT team provides the full range of legal and commercial advice to support your business in achieving its IT requirements.

This includes:

  • IT outsourcing
  • IT procurement (including telephony and network systems)
  • IT disputes
  • e-commerce
  • privacy and cookies
  • cloud computing
  • software development (including agile methodology)
  • software licensing
  • IP/IT issues (including open source, domain name registration, the protection and licensing of digital content and online brand enforcement)
  • data protection

We understand the time and commercial pressures you face and that your business requires flexible and responsive support from its legal advisers.

We are used to project managing large deals, but are equally comfortable supporting your business with ad hoc advice or assisting you with smaller, more discrete, agreements.

Our clients also like the way we cut through the technical jargon - which is rife in the sector - to help deliver an effective solution for their business.

Recent highlights include working with Thomas Cook on a multi-jurisdiction outsourcing project that included the consolidation of a number of existing human resources, finance, and IT application management outsourcing arrangements.