This insight translates into a reality-checking framework for the expert technical legal advice we provide. We understand the markets you operate in, whether you are a customer of tech, or a supplier of it. This makes our advice less like ‘off the shelf’ lawyering, providing a more bespoke commercial offering tailored just for you.
We have an edge when it comes to our clients
What sets us apart is our client-centred and solutions-based approach and our technology lawyers’ highly commercial and collaborative working style. It’s this that gives Shoosmiths an edge when it comes to anticipating issues and identifying solutions for our clients.
We are also passionate advocates for technology within our own sector in order to be well placed to address the key challenges we will continue to face in the digital age, such as digital ethics, the digital skills landscape, cyber security and inclusive digital diversity.
We are active supporters and sponsors of Tech London Advocates, The Coalition for a Digital Economy, and the Start-up Leadership Programme, a global not-for-profit educational program and network for the next generation of founders and entrepreneurs.
Highly experienced technology lawyers
Specific areas of experience include:
Connected tech/5G: We advise a growing number of clients working in connected industries, including digital manufacturing, smart energy, e-health, smart infrastructure and connected and autonomous vehicles. Shoosmiths is viewed as their first port of call for legal needs throughout the lifecycle of their connected business, from research and development and monetisation through to disposal or enforcement of assets.
FinTech: We have ready-made connections and in-depth insights into the needs of financial services companies, not only to advise an understanding of the market mindset but to also help provide commercially-sound advice.
Data centres: We have advised on some of the UK’s largest data centres in recent years, working as part of turnkey project collaborations and joint ventures.
Advanced manufacturing: We regularly advise corporates on protecting their technology and wider business interests, whether in forming joint ventures or negating supply agreements.