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Technology drives innovation and growth.  Rapidly advancing technological change brings challenges and risks you need to be aware of and to help your business plan for.

Whether you are a start-up or an established global brand we can help you stay ahead of the pack.  Our specialist technology team is made up of lawyers from across the firm and includes experts in IT disputes, IT contracts, data privacy and security, IP and corporate.

Taking AIM: ambition and fear in the UK technology sector

Taking AIM: ambition and fear in the UK technology sector

For US technology companies with “unicorn” ambitions, listing on Nasdaq is seen as a natural step – a means to raise new capital for growth and to realise the investment of early investors.

In the UK, the AIM market, which is designed for growth companies, should offer a similar solution. However, according to our research, tech companies in the UK are less likely to think of AIM as a source of capital or a step towards an exit. Meanwhile, investors would like to see a greater number of tech stocks with a listing on AIM. This report unpicks the contradiction between the appetite of investors and the ambitions and fears of founders. Download a copy of Taking AIM: ambition and fear in the UK technology sector here.

Crowdfunding - where are they now?

Crowdfunding - where are they now?

We are delighted to be supporting AltFi Data in the delivery of its report: Crowdfunding - Where are they now? The report looks at the status of companies that have raised finance using Equity Crowdfunding in the UK. To download the report click here.

Download pdf The FCA focuses on the cloud with finalised guidance

The FCA focuses on the cloud with finalised guidance

Nabarro partner Dr Sam De Silva and associate Marian Ang analyse the UK Financial Conduct Authority's finalised guidance catering to outsourcing to the cloud (Cloud Guidance).

This Cloud Guidance provides a checklist of what firms looking to move to the cloud should consider, as the prospect may make some financial services firms nervous. The Cloud Guidance is also of note to cloud providers, as it contains increased clarity in terms of what restrictions they might impose in contracts with firms, for example. 

This article was originally prepared for online publication E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy.

Download pdf Brexit - Sector Focus

Brexit - Sector Focus

Following the vote to leave the EU, we have created a guide which identifies the potential impact of Brexit on the Technology sector. The UK and, particularly, London’s status as a hub for technology may be under threat if the innovators starting up in the UK can no longer get access to finance and talent. This guide will provide you with the key implications that you need to be aware of and a sector key contact should you wish to discuss this further. A copy of the guide can be downloaded here.

The Team