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Technology and Innovation

Boyes Turner is recognised by industry commentators as leaders in providing legal support and advice to businesses in the converged technology, media and communications sector.

Clients include both household names and specialist providers in this wide ranging sector. Businesses needing support to acquire and implement systems and solutions are also advised.

The diverse nature of clients is reflected in the breadth of services provided, including advice on:

  • Design, development and implementation projects
  • Outsourcing agreements and managed service provision
  • Web design and development contracts
  • Intellectual property exploitation, monetisation and protection
  • Brand protection and anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Data capture, dissemination, analytics, monetisation and security
  • SAAS, cloud and hosting solutions providers
  • Communications providers including mobile device and satellite communications
  • Green energy technology businesses
  • Property and land acquisition and management solutions for both single site and multi-site requirements
  • Dispute resolution services
  • Mergers and acquisitions of businesses in this sector. Both UK and cross-border transactions

Clients include:

  • Communications and data providers
  • Software publishers, applications providers and solutions suppliers
  • Hardware, micro-electronics and peripherals manufacturers and suppliers
  • Leading providers of IT outsourcing, training, recruitment and call centre solutions
  • Companies requiring advice on IT infrastructure, implementation, facilities management and outsourcing projects
  • Publishers and media monitoring agencies
  • Hosting providers
  • Telephony infrastructure and applications providers
  • Media, PR and advertising agencies

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future events

Employing in a global marketplace - Immigration issues for employers

24/04/2018 - At this practical and interactive training event, our special business immigration solicitors will be joined by guest speakers Paul Leadbeater of Handley Leadbeater, a specialist in vetting and document verification, and Ian Westwood of The Westwood Organ

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Property webinar: Investing in Spanish Real Estate

25/04/2018 - AGM Abogados, the Spanish members of Lawrope, are visting Boyes Turner on the 25 April to deliver a webinar on the Spanish real estate market.

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Construction masterclass: Payment provisions

26/04/2018 - Recent case law has shown how parties can become embroiled in disputes if they do not follow payment processes correctly. The various requirements in relation to interim and final payments (particularly pay less notices) can be a minefield.

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