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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Tech Group

Global. Integrated. Tech Expertise.

The world is being disrupted by tech

Technology today is all-pervasive, impacting every area of business in every industry sector, globally.

At Clifford Chance we recognise that rapid advances in technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain, big data and cyber security are significantly impacting our clients' business models, their growth strategies and even day-to-day decision making, bringing opportunities to be harnessed and risks to be navigated.

Integrated and dynamic, our Tech Group is a single global team delivering strategic tech law advice to help clients stay ahead of the curve and outstrip the pace of change.

Introduction to the Tech Group

Watch our 90 second overview of the Tech Group and learn how we can guide your business through the challenges presented by tech disruption and stay ahead of the curve. Turn sound on for the full experience.

Tech Group: A new approach to solving tech challenges

The Clifford Chance Tech Group offers clients, wherever they are located and whatever industries they operate in, a new approach to meeting their tech challenges by breaking down traditional law firm practice area boundaries. We are an integrated multidisciplinary team of over 400 tech-savvy lawyers located around the world delivering holistic, joined up, expert legal advice to both tech and non-tech clients on their most exciting, complex and transformational tech-related matters.

Broad legal and tech experience

We are experts in the many strands of law and deal-making where Clifford Chance advises – AntitrustM&A & InvestmentsIntellectual PropertyEthicsLitigation and Employment. We think beyond the law and see the bigger picture. We have broad tech and industry expertise meaning we are well positioned to support companies operating in any sector including industries experiencing significant change and disruption like FintechInsurtech, Proptech, and Meditech.

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Tech is in our legal DNA

Read more about how we can help your business survive and thrive in a tech-enabled world.

Tech-heavy M&A transactions

Today, the success of almost all businesses is driven by technology, whether as a core product or as a key enabler of their operations. Our Tech Group M&A expertise goes beyond traditional deal-making issues to advising clients on how to lock in the rewards and limit the risks of a wide range of technological issues.

Clifford Chance is recognised globally as a leading M&A adviser, with long-standing expertise in advising leading technology companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as non-tech companies on the potential tech implications of proposed M&A. We are experts in complex, multi-jurisdictional matters and delivering considered strategic corporate advice.

Tech development and renewal

Technology is advancing fast, companies are having to develop better systems and processes to keep up. Our Tech Group experts can help facilitate businesses' migration to tech-enabled platforms, support BPO, assist with tech procurement and renewal and advise on tech R&D projects.

Tech risk, disputes and investigations

Regulators are increasingly focusing on competition enforcement in the tech sector. The pressure to adapt and to innovate in response to this trend has created legal challenges for businesses that our Tech Group is uniquely placed to help you overcome.

Our Tech Group lawyers skillset spans cyber-security and antitrust breaches, regulatory investigations and the misuse of data. Our experts are also able to handle disputes, such as those arising out of IP enforcement, and in relation to outsourcing contracts.

Tech advisory and compliance

The advent of GDPR and new US regulations are placing high demands on clients. So too is the ever-increasing risk of cyber-attacks. Our specialists can advise on the full spectrum of advisory & compliance scenarios, including anti-bribery and corruption compliance, financial regulatory licencing, IP monetisation strategies and public policy support. We can also assist in regulatory change watch and developing cyber-attack response plans.

Meet the Global Tech Group

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