We have created a team of world class technology lawyers so that global leaders and market disruptors, their investors, customers and insurers seek out our deep technology and communications expertise and experience.
“We started working with DWF about six months ago. I’ve been very impressed with the way they have rolled up their sleeves and invested time in getting to know our business and how we work. Our business isn’t easy to understand but DWF have shown commitment and tenacity in ensuring a good grasp of our industry as well as Expedia, from junior associate upwards.”– Expedia, Inc
With offices across the UK and Ireland, Germany, Dubai and Brussels and a network of specialists in other jurisdictions, including the US, China and Tel Aviv, we provide the insight you need to scale and develop your business. We work right across the sector, advising global platforms, hardware and software innovators, aggregators, retailers and delivery specialists.
We advise some of the largest telecoms and communications providers in the world on infrastructure, commercial licensing and dispute management.
We have specialists in FinTech and crypto currencies, and work right across our other key sectors to provide specialist advice to those companies making significant technology investments.
We also provide data security and privacy and integrated crisis response services, meeting market needs in a way unmatched by other law firms.
We win many awards for innovation, often utilising the power of new technology ourselves. We use this technology to take away the day to day administration of co-ordinating and managing major projects with you. We also right size our specialist teams and insist on delivering the highest value to you.
Following the success of DWF's City of London Blueprint for Growth report in 2017, the business has once again surveyed FTSE 100 leaders on the future opportunities and challenges facing their businesses for a new one-year-on report.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 Match 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
International legal business DWF has advised Inflexion Private Equity in their creation of Comparison Technologies, through the buyouts of Energy Helpline and UK Web Media.
Could your business be liable for an unlimited fine? What you need to know about the new corporate offences relating to tax evasion. Taking no action is not an option.
The Court of Appeal has concluded that software supplied electronically and not on any tangible medium did not constitute "goods" within the meaning of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
Civil Courts have a variety a tools at their disposal to ensure the recovery of stolen material, and recent case law has again confirmed that Judges will be ready and willing to assist parties recover their assets.
Following the launch of the revised arbitration rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (the DIAC Rules) during Dubai Arbitration Week in November 2017, their adoption by Ruler’s Decree is now (according to confidential sources) imminent and likely to coincide with the official adoption of the new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Arbitration Law, which is to replace the UAE Arbitration Chapter, that is, the arbitration-specific provisions of the UAE Civil Procedures Code.