The Arthur Cox Technology and Innovation Group is recognised by legal directories for its leading IT practice. Our long standing, integrated IT and Outsourcing team draws on the expertise of specialist lawyers to provide support to clients on all aspects of technology and procurement law, against the global backdrop of continually evolving technologies and new business processes.
Our team has acquired deep industry experience across a wide range of sectors, including health, insurance, financial services, gaming and TMT. We act for both supplier and customer organisations, providing highly commercial, responsive and innovative advice. Clients include technology suppliers and technology companies exploring new markets and products, central Government departments, state and semi-state bodies and multinational and domestic companies.
Our IT experience includes advising on digital transformation/cloud computing projects, commercialisation of technology innovation/technology related IPR, TMT sector mergers and acquisitions, e-Commerce and new media, cloud risk management issues and innovative business process and support solutions using new technologies, such as the blockchain. We also help clients develop and procure new technologies in addition to drafting and negotiating a range of IT and commercial agreements. We regularly advise on the procurement, licensing, privacy and information management and intellectual property issues associated with e-commerce and connected innovative technologies such as mobile, cloud, big data solutions and the ‘internet of things’, financial services platforms and e-payment solutions.
Reflecting technological developments, much of our outsourcing work involves, in whole or in part, cloud computing service supply, ranging from large projects including from cloud deployment, to entirely cloud based digital transformation projects. We act for a range of clients in this area, typically large corporate customers and suppliers, both Irish and multinational. Our experience includes the full range of outsourcing and procurement transactions, from technical managed services, through functional facilities management and outsourcing to business process type outsourcing. We provide strategic advice at each stage of the sourcing lifecycle, from project structure, through procurement, deal negotiation and contract conclusion, as well as post-contract advice on project restructuring, dispute resolution and exit management.
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