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Technology and licensing law

Eversheds Sutherland is at the cutting edge of the legal profession. Our technology practices focus on IT, meaning that we are able to provide help tailored to your specific needs and at exactly the right time.

We understand your industry and how technology companies operate. Our extensive experience has been gained by representing a diverse range of clients and seconding team members to leading technology companies including Hewlett Packard and Cisco. This practical industry knowledge means that our lawyers speak your language and are able to grasp technical cocepts quickly and comprehensively. Whatever your legal needs, we are here to help you.

Experienced technology lawyers

Our lawyers have in-depth experience of the industry and advise on the full range of technology transactions. These include complex software and technology licensing procurements including enterprise resources planning deals, software and platform implementations, managed data and network arrangements, assisting with software audits, software as a service and other cloud arrangements. In addition to this, we deal with data center and hosting transactions (including leases and services arrangements), hardware supply transactions, website development and all aspects of e-commerce. We have a dedicated team that focuses on IT outsourcing arrangements .

We act for approximately 250 information technology and software suppliers, systems and IT services in consultancy, maintenance, support, outsourcing and products to consumers and/or businesses. We understand the pressure points from both perspectives and can help you strike deals that are both deliverable and that meet your goals.

We fulfil a number of roles on technology arrangements, from being involved on an end-to-end basis through to providing ad hoc strategic advice to your team. Our existing clients view us as trusted advisors who bring significant industry knowledge to transactions. We work on the following

  • advising on requests for proposals and invitation to tenders
  • contract structuring, drafting and preparation
  • reviews and risk assessments of vendor terms
  • scoring of supplier bids
  • contract negotiation
  • contract management and helping clients manage the change control process
  • contract renegotiations
  • assisting with terminations and exiting from technology transactions

We represent clients across all sectors, including financial services, insurance, energy, consumer products, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, healthcare, retail media and telecommunications.

Contact our technology lawyers

If you would like any further information or need advice on technology matters, please contact our legal team.

Commercial law InView

The work we undertake in Eversheds commercial group is wide ranging and so we thought it would be helpful to introduce the team on screen in our dedicated video gallery, Commercial law InView.

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Video gallery

In a series of new commercial and IT law videos we introduce lawyers from nine lawyers areas who set out how our commercial and IT legal team can help you.

To view the full commercial law InView video gallery click here

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