- At Kemp Little, we are known for our ability to serve the very particular needs of a large but diverse technology client base. Our hands-on industry know-how makes us a good fit with many of the world's biggest technology and digital media businesses, yet means we are equally relevant to companies with a technology bias, in sectors such as professional services, financial services, retail, travel and healthcare.
- Kemp Little specialises in the technology and digital media sectors and provides a range of legal services that are crucial to fast-moving, innovative businesses.Our blend of sector awareness, technical excellence and responsiveness, means we are regularly ranked as a leading firm by directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and PLC Which Lawyer. Our practice areas cover a wide range of legal issues and advice.
- Our Commercial Technology team has established itself as one of the strongest in the UK. We are ranked in Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and PLC Which Lawyer, with four of our partners recommended.
- Our team provides practical and commercial advice founded on years of experience and technical know-how to technology and digital media companies that need to be alert to the rules and regulations of competition law.
- Our Corporate Practice has a reputation for delivering sound legal advice, backed up with extensive industry experience and credentials, to get the best results from technology and digital media transactions.
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- Our team of leading IP advisors deliver cost-effective, strategic and commercial advice to ensure that your IP assets are protected and leveraged to add real value to your business.
- Our litigation practice advises on all aspects of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on ownership, exploitation and infringement of intellectual property rights and commercial disputes in the technology sector.
- We have an industry-leading reputation for our outsourcing expertise. Our professionals deliver credible legal advice to providers and acquirers of IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) services.
- We work alongside companies, many with disruptive technologies, that seek funding, as well as with the venture capital firms, institutional investors and corporate ventures that want to invest in exciting business opportunities.
- Our regulatory specialists work alongside Kemp Littles corporate and commercial professionals to help meet their compliance obligations.
- With a service that is commercial and responsive to our clients needs, you will find our tax advice easy to understand, cost-effective and geared towards maximising your tax benefits.
- At Kemp Little, we advise clients in diverse sectors where technology is fundamental to the ongoing success of their businesses.They include companies that provide technology as a service and businesses where the use of technology is key to their business model, enabling them to bring their product or service to market.
- We bring our commercial understanding of digital business models, our legal expertise and our reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective services to this dynamic sector.
- Acting for market leaders and market changers within the media industry, we combine in-depth knowledge of the structural technology that underpins content delivery and the impact of digitisation on the rights of producers and consumers.
- We understand the risks facing this sector and work with our clients to conquer those challenges. Testimony to our success is the continued growth in our team of professionals and the clients we serve.
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- For clients operating in the online sector, our teams are structured to meet their commercial, financing, M&A, competition and regulatory, employment and intellectual property legal needs.
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- Whether ERP, Linux or Windows; software or infrastructure as a service in the cloud, in a virtualised environment, or as a mobile or service-oriented architecture, we have the experience to resolve legal issues across the spectrum of commercial computer platforms.
- Our clients trust us to apply our solutions and know-how to help them make the best use of technology in structuring deals, mitigating key risks to their businesses and in achieving their commercial objectives.
- We have extensive experience of advising customers and suppliers in the retail sector on technology development, licensing and supply projects, and in advising on all aspects of procurement and online operations.
- Our years of working alongside diverse software clients have given us an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the software marketplace, market practice and alternative negotiating strategies.
- Working with direct providers of travel services, including aggregators, facilitators and suppliers of transport and technology, our team has developed a unique specialist knowledge of the sector
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Technology Law: what's new, what's changed and how should we deal with it?
Please see below an outline agenda and information on speakers for our annual technology conference. This event is designed for all senior in-house counsel, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs and CIOs with an interest in the latest technology law trends, so please feel free to pass this information onto your colleagues and contacts.
- 12.00pm Registration and lunch
- 12.45pm Introduction and welcome
- 12.50pm Key note speech: Aleks Krotoski, leading academic, TV and radio presenter and journalist
- 1.05pm Data – Making sense of data – whether big or small
Most businesses are seeking to gain value and competitive advantage through using data in new and intelligent ways. You will hear from: a leading academic (and ex CIO) about the potential for data and how to run a data project; the GC of leading m-commerce platform Weve about how to ensure compliance and customer buy-in whilst developing insightful new business models; and from Kemp Little lawyers about the data protection issues and legal role in delivering any successful data project.
Speakers: Professor Sharm Manwani - Executive Professor of IT Leadership, Henley Business School, Oliver Lewis – General Counsel, Weve, Paul Hinton and Nicola Fulford – Partners, Kemp Little
- 2.15pm (Fr)Agile Developments: Handle with care?
As the demands from IT teams for agile working get louder, the legal ‘papering’ of such arrangements need to make sure they reflect a different way of working. We’ll hear from a leading developer and analyse the risks and how the agreements need to be structured to maximise the benefits
Speakers: George Berkowski – ex-Head of Product at HailO, author of “How to Build a Billion Dollar App”, Andrew Joint – Partner, Kemp Little, Ed Baker – Senior Associate, Kemp Little
- 3.05pm Coffee break
- 3.30pm Shifting cloud cover: The changing technological and legal landscape of cloud contracting
The ever-expanding cloud computing market continues to evolve new technological solutions and market practices. These changes create new risks and opportunities - on both a legal and a practical level – for businesses which rely on the many advantages that cloud computing can provide. In this session, partner Calum Murray and Chris Hill, a senior associate, both from our Commercial Technology team, will be joined by industry speakers to outline the major areas of change and concern for cloud, to discuss latest market trends, and to highlight changes in law and contracting practice which impact on the cloud sector.
Speakers: Calum Murray – Partner and Head of Commercial Technology, Kemp Little and Chris Hill – Senior Associate, Kemp Little
- 4.30pm Successful multi-sourcing: Implementing an effective SIAM strategy
An effective service integration and management function is critical to the success of any multi-sourcing strategy. What are the opportunities and risks involved, and which tools are available to manage them?
Speakers: Paul O’Hare – Partner, Kemp Little, Jim Odell – Partner, Kemp Little Consulting, Kathryn Dooks – Partner, Kemp Little
- 5.30pm Questions and Answers
- 6.00pm Closing remarks
- 6.15pm Drinks, canapés and an opportunity to network