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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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Employment webinar: Gender, equality and pay - Where are we in 2018?

22/02/2018 - Gender pay gap reports are due next month, revelations in the press about organisations not paying men and women the same, high profile resignations, equal pay claims rearing their head… Pay and gender equality at work have been coming to fore in recent

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GDPR workshop

06/03/2018 - We are repeating this GDPR workshop due to popular demand. One of the first steps towards GDPR compliance is awareness. The new accountability principle requires you to demonstrate that you comply with the GDPR.

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Employment & HR training course: Managing difficult conversations

15/03/2018 - Join us for a course focusing on how to manage the difficult conversations that often fall on the shoulders of HR and people managers. We don’t outgrow difficult conversations or get promoted past them. The best workplaces...

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