Our international practice has acted on a wide spectrum of disputes, including those arising from software development, IT systems integration and bespoke projects, hardware, software and maintenance agreements. We have also advised on telecommunications and internet services, products and regulation, outsourcing arrangements, licensing agreements, consumer and business IT products and infrastructure development and supply.
Our international network of TMT specialists has expertise in providing seamless cross-border teamwork in multi-jurisdictional disputes.
"Provided the client with an appropriate assessment in a timely manner to help them make a proper business decision" (Chambers UK, 2014)
"A really excellent firm. The team is really interested in our business and also understands how we work as a team" (Chambers UK, 2014)
We have advised, amongst others, Government departments and emanations of the state, infrastructure and network operators, financial institutions in relation to IT issues, software designers, device and other IT hardware manufacturers, internet companies and various companies facing IT, regulatory and commercial issues.
Our recent experience includes advising on the following (for reasons of client confidentiality, on occasion, we are unable to disclose the names of our clients):
Corporate / shareholder disputes
Nomihold Securities Inc
April Holding and OS Holding
Developer of nanotechnology coatings
IT infrastructure and service disputes
Major European telecoms company
Flash memory storage maker
International travel company
Global sports marketing business
Media and other disputes
Samsung Electronics (UK)
Advising Samsung, at first instance and in the Court of Appeal, on resisting a challenge to the English court’s jurisdiction to hear claims brought by Samsung in its successful proceedings against Apple for a declaration of non-infringement in relation to the marketing of Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet computers.
INF Acamar Films Limited
Large home-entertainment company
Major British entertainment retailer
Software, distribution and licensing disputes
Mobile phone app developer
European video game publisher
Leading Middle Eastern IT services provider
The breadth of the sector, and types of disputes that arise in relation to it, require a range of skills. We offer experience and expertise in resolution of disputes by negotiation, ADR, litigation and arbitration. Parts of the sector are highly regulated, and we can advise clients on issues including regulatory compliance, civil litigation and arbitration, judicial review and risk management.
We are often retained to advise before a dispute arises on contract construction and informal resolution strategies. Frequently, long-term relationships are involved and the sensitive resolution of specific disputes is crucial in maintaining those relationships. In other instances, more robust action to protect a client’s interests is appropriate.
Ultimately, our client’s objectives remain paramount, and we employ a range of innovative and creative approaches in order to achieve those objectives.