TMT and Software Deals
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TMT and Software Deals

Technology today pervades all organisations at a level of business criticality: our clients need our expert support and the legal support 'tool-kit' we offer.

With a team of over 40 lawyers nationally, DAC Beachcroft is one of the largest TMT practices in the UK.

Our private and public sector clients often include household names. We are proud to be the technology lawyers of the UK trade association for the technology sector – techUK ( techUK has more than 900 companies as members which employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. We work closely with technology innovators and disruptors and our FasTec supports creators in PropTech, MedTech, InsurTech and other financial services technology providers.

Our clients choose us for our cost-effective, commercial advice, which helps them save money and gain vital competitive advantage.

What we do

We advise on a broad range of TMT matters. Our team includes IT, regulatory, intellectual property and data protection experts who regularly advise on issues ranging from day-to-day contractual matters to complex special projects. In addition, our corporate finance colleagues are specialists who are able to identify and advise on nuances that are particular to the TMT sector.

Our expertise includes:

  • Technology projects
  • Outsourcing
  • Software licensing, development and maintenance
  • SaaS and cloud services
  • Reseller / distribution and marketing agreements
  • Cyber security
  • Data protection

We are specialists in the licensing and use of software across a range of different sectors. Whether you are a developer, reseller or a user of software, we can help you protect your assets, maximise your returns and minimise your risks. We aren’t baffled by terms like ‘waterfall’, ‘agile’, or ‘scrum’. In fact, we do more than understand and advise on software development methodologies - we use elements of rapid development (e.g. prototyping) in the way that we draft contracts (which is a development project in itself).

Our understanding of and experience in IT systems which drive a range of platforms, including digital media platforms, is very well established in the market, with our team advising on business-critical technology projects for clients who are household names.

What makes us different?

Our people understand the technology that drives our clients, not just from an academic perspective, but also from a practical perspective. Our lawyers share our clients' passion for all things tech.

Our clients include:

  • Technology and media organisations
  • eCommerce businesses
  • Retail businesses
  • Banks and FinTechs
  • Insurance companies
  • Insurance technology innovators
  • Fund managers
  • Central government
  • Government & NHS
  • HealthTech businesses
  • Professional bodies
  • International businesses

What our clients say

"What struck me was how responsive they are. We feel like we're their only client." Chambers and Partners UK, 2019 Edition, Information Technology, North West

"DAC Beachcroft have an insightful understanding of the sector that we do business in." Chambers and Partners UK, 2019 Edition, Information Technology, North West

"DAC Beachcroft provided a valuable service for us and it was executed in a professional and transparent way." Chambers and Partners UK, 2019 Edition, Information Technology, Yorkshire

'DAC Beachcroft LLP is noted for its experience in the FinTech and HealthTech sectors, acting for financial services clients, public sector bodies and technology companies.' Legal 500 UK 2018 Edition, IT and telecoms 

Our Lawyers View All

Our Lawyers - Alistair Cooper

Alistair Cooper

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Alistair is a commercial lawyer specialising in technology, digital media…

Our Lawyers - Kelsey Farish

Kelsey Farish

Associate London - Walbrook

Kelsey is a commercial lawyer specialising in media, technology, and…

Our Lawyers - Declan Finn

Declan Finn

Partner London - Walbrook

Declan regularly acts in defence of claims against a broad range of…

Our Lawyers - Sarah Hopton

Sarah Hopton

Senior Associate Bristol

Sarah is a senior associate in the commercial and technology team, working…

Our Lawyers - Aneeqa Kisil

Aneeqa Kisil

Senior Associate Leeds

Aneeqa specialises in commercial law with particular expertise in…

Our Lawyers - Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Partner London - Walbrook

Tim Ryan is a Partner and Head of our national TMT team…

Our Lawyers - Richard Watkinson

Richard Watkinson

Partner Leeds

Richard specialises in technology and commercial matters and transactions…

Our Lawyers - Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams

Partner Bristol

Nick advises public and private sector clients on commercial transactions…


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