Your company has been on a unique journey

Your business is in an exciting period of growth and expansion. This new chapter in your scale-up’s story comes with a wide range of demands on your resources – and your time.

To make the most of your company’s potential during this important phase, you need support from advisers who understand your challenges, and know how to help you turn them into opportunities.

All across the UK and Europe, innovators and managers of emerging-growth companies and established mid-sized businesses trust DAC Beachcroft to help them meet strategic goals and operational needs.


Legal advisors to the UK’s technology sector

DACB is proud to be the technology law firm of the UK trade association for the technology sector – techUK. techUK has more than 900 companies as members which employ approximately 700,000 people, which represents about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. We work closely with technology innovators, and our team supports creators in PropTech, MedTech, FinTech, InsurTech and other increasingly technology-focused sectors including retail and advertising.


Meet our team

  Tim Ryan    Alistair Cooper    Kelsey Farish


Our aim is simple: we contribute our experience and expertise, with the hope of empowering our clients to make informed and intelligent choices

Many of our lawyers have worked as in-house legal counsel in technology and media companies, and we use this first-hand experience to offer pragmatic advice. As your business may wish to draw upon our legal and commercial support from a variety of angles, we work seamlessly with colleagues in our different practice area and industry-focused teams. As a notable example, we routinely work alongside our corporate finance colleagues to advise on nuances that are particular to fundraising and corporate restructuring in the technology sector.


 Fundraising & Finance

  • Obtaining equity investments and fundraising 
  • Preparing loan documentation
  • Conducting pre-transactional due diligence
  • Entering into shareholders and joint venture agreements
  • Minimising tax appropriately and allocating risk across entities
  • Securing EIS relief and EMI option schemes

  Ideas, Innovation & Reputation

  • Licensing and developing new products
  • Assigning or transferring intellectual property
  • Protecting trade marks, copyrighted materials, and proprietary innovations
  • Defending reputations and improving public relations
  • Drafting confidentiality agreements
  • Ensuring advertisements meet regulatory standards
  • Protecting databases against unauthorised extraction or re-use


  • Devising digital strategies and major transformation projects
  • Accelerating and expanding market penetration
  • Forming strategic combinations and alliances
  • Managing high-value relationships
  • Establishing terms and conditions for the supply of software
  • and IT services
  • Negotiating cloud services and outsourcing contracts
  • Creating and rolling out innovative ecommerce solutions
  • Finding suitable payment arrangements for joint collaborations and partnerships

  Attracting & Keeping Talent

  • Implementing efficient organisational structures
  • Drafting clear and well-balanced employment contracts
  • Devising appropriate compensation, incentives and benefits
  • Navigating IR35 and consultancy agreements
  • Handling difficult conversations and exits

  Data Protection & Security

  • Creating GDPR-compliant privacy policies
  • Establishing IT security policies
  • Responding to data breaches and security incidents
  • Negotiating practical data processing relationships


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