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The robotic revolution: How can we govern AI?
posted on January 31, 2017

In this co-authored article Peter Dickinson, partner and co-head at Mayer Brown’s Technology Transactions Practice, and Christian Higham, an associate and member, explore the challenges facing the governance of AI technology.


Doctor, doctor, what exactly is a director? What do they do?
posted on January 19, 2017

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explains the role and responsibilities of a company director.

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The key employment law changes you should take note of in 2017
posted on January 17, 2017

Clare Gilroy-Scott, senior solicitor in the employment team at Goodman Derrick LLP, looks at some of the employment law changes set to come into force in 2017, with a particular focus on the gender pay reporting legislation.


George Osborne: Tech is great, but don’t forget about people
posted on November 2, 2016

“Before we assume all this great new technology … is going to conquer the world, just remember that human beings have a vote,” said George Osborne at an event last night. The former Chancellor of The Exchequer bustled into the swanky auditorium at Bloomberg’s London office and, after quickly scanning the room and observing the…

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Doctor, doctor, do I need to worry about all this data protection and privacy talk?
posted on July 19, 2016

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explores the importance of data protection and privacy for tech startups.

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The top UK tech patent cases of 2015
posted on February 26, 2016

Alex Brodie is co-chair of Gowling WLG’s tech sector. This article, co-authored by Tom Foster, associate at Gowling WLG, reviews some of Europe and the UK’s top tech patent cases of the past year. As the environment for tech-focussed patent litigation in the US continues to present increasing challenges to patentees, Europe is proving to be an…

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The EU and US data transfer agreement: perhaps a shield, but no silver bullet
posted on February 7, 2016

Rafi Azim-Khan is head of data privacy for Europe at Pillsbury Law. This article, co-authored by Steven Farmer, counsel at Pillsbury Law, explores what the new EU-US Privacy Shield means for tech companies both here and on the other side of the pond. The European Commission and the US Department of Commerce have now reached an accord on a…


How new recommendations on employing overseas workers could affect UK tech companies
posted on January 23, 2016

Kerry Garcia is partner at Stevens & Bolton LLP. In this article, co-authored by Serena Spink, associate in the Employment team at Stevens & Bolton LLP, she explores how Migration Advisory Committee recommendations on employing overseas workers could impact UK technology firms. Employers in the tech sector often struggle to find suitable candidates to fill key roles, meaning many have to…

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Top 10 legal challenges faced by UK tech startups in 2015
posted on December 24, 2015

Who doesn’t love an end of year round-up?! Whilst it might not be as interesting as a Top 10 album list, we thought a reminder of the A-List of legal challenges start-ups have faced this year might be useful Xmas reading. If you’re building a tech company, understanding the constantly shifting sands of the law…


6 employment law essentials for start-ups
posted on November 24, 2015

If you are taking on employees as part of your start up process, it’s essential to be on top of your legal obligations from the outset. Employment law is an area that is constantly changing, and getting it wrong can not only be costly but prevent your business from succeeding. Here are our 6 employment…


I’m about to take seed funding, can I trust the agreement?
posted on October 20, 2015

Our first piece of general advice to all startups looking for investment is: don’t always say yes to the cash. We know it can be tempting to jump at the first offer that comes in, especially after months of bootstrapping to get your business off the ground, but it’s important to get the right team…


3D printing provides both headaches and opportunities
posted on September 21, 2015

The accessibility of 3D printing promises to empower both businesses and individuals to create products anywhere.  For businesses, the potential to decentralise production and reduce shipping costs is immense.  However, it also poses challenges to inventors and designers as the means to make infringing articles on a grand dispersed scale is enormous. 3D printing –…

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posted on March 22, 2017