Taylor Wessing has worked with tech start-ups and more established tech companies, both from the UK and abroad, for many years. We understand the needs and requirements of companies operating in the technology related sectors, and work with clients to add real value to their business decisions and growth.
Taylor Wessing has extensive experience of advising technology focused corporate clients in relation to private and public fund raisings, mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
Developments such as cloud computing, internet-enabled mobile devices, VOIP, cookie technology and the widespread reach of social networking present opportunities for businesses, but they can also carry significant legal challenges.
With the advance of the internet, technology and digital content, the digital media landscape is changing at a rapid pace we are well placed to advise on all aspects of new media.
We advise clients on their IP strategy, helping them to evaluate whether and to what extent they should seek protection for their IP, including brand protection – we have our own trademark filing practice.
We understand that employment and pension issues are often the most delicate and important a company has to face. We provide our clients with expert advice covering all aspects of employment and pensions law – from advisory and transactional matters to contentious issues.
Tax is an essential focal point for tech businesses. It has the potential to impact on all aspects of day-to-day operations, from meeting compliance obligations to understanding the issues arising when buying or selling a company or undertaking bespoke planning for a complex reorganisation.
We advise in relation to the design and implementation of employee share-based incentives. We aim to achieve the most tax efficient arrangements for companies wishing to incentivise their employees and directors, and indeed for the employees and directors themselves.
We have particular expertise in handling disputes in the Information Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors, such as those arising out of supply, licensing, outsourcing and joint venture agreements.