Technology is reshaping how we do business. Whether you’re procuring technology or developing it, you need lawyers who understand the commercial opportunities and risks.
How we can help
We are experts in technology law. Some of our lawyers were previously software developers, and all members of the team have undertaken training in software development so we can speak your language.
Our tech lawyers will take the time to understand your business, your objectives and appetite to risk, so we can provide commercial, tailored advice on all your technology matters.
We have extensive experience advising on large-scale IT projects which are often multi-jurisdictional. Our advice includes drafting and negotiating complex contracts, data protection and privacy issues, protecting intellectual property and resolving commercial disputes.
We can advise on:
- Taking your technology product to market and maximising its commercial value
- Negotiating terms in contracts
- Protecting your IP
- Selling your software business
- Software disputes
- Software procurement
- Data protection
Who we work with
We work with a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to innovative and pioneering businesses pushing the boundaries in sectors such as food and drink, real estate and fintech. We also work with software developers and IT suppliers and, in acting for both suppliers and customers we understand the needs of each, enabling us to successfully negotiate pragmatic solutions.
Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution Commercial disputes
Partner Commercial disputes
Partner Commercial real estate
A software business
Acting for a software developer in a claim arising from the sale of its business. The purchaser of the business failed to comply with its obligation to maximise the net profits of the business in the years following the sale, denying our client significant deferred payments owed.
Advised the majority shareholder of a valuable technology company on estate and tax planning following a diagnosis of a terminal illness.
Advised a world leading provider of live sports and entertainment technology on its contracts with sports federations and broadcasters.
Advised a leading online travel agent and technology provider on its long-term exclusive distribution agreement with a key strategic partner.
Advising grocery delivery technology businesses on its rapid expansion into the UK market from the first store acquisition to being acquired for $100m.
Advised AIM quoted AdEPT Technology Group Plc on its £4.25 million placing and subscription for shares.
"The Cripps team's ability to handle any matter sent their way is remarkable, and they are always incredibly fast in responding to urgent queries."
Chambers UK Guide 2024
Over the last decade and more, the Cripps team have been on call to give us the support we need, when we needed it and to help us realise our vision. Because of their in-depth understanding of our business and technology and like minded approach to delivering innovative solutions and managing risk, we regard them as a key strategic partner who continue to make a very valuable contribution to our business.
Their grasp of the card payment environment and their detailed understanding of our technology means that they have been able to provide invaluable insight into helping us structure and agree contracts underpinning our most important strategic relationships. Their commitment to the deal is commendable as is their ability to deliver creative solutions to get the deal done - as a result, our relationship with them has become an incredibly valued one.
Pete Kenyon is very skilled and knowledgeable and transfers this knowledge to you with confidence and reassurance.
Legal 500 2020
Practice head Pete Kenyon is a software commercialisation expert.
Legal 500 2021
The team have been very responsive in our dealings. They have first-hand experience and knowledge of the software market and their guidance and support had been extremely useful over the last year or so as we have brought new products to market.
Legal 500 2022
Irfan Baluch - trusted advisor to RDT. Cares about the work he does for us as much as we do.
Legal 500 2022
Pete provides consistent and concise advice.
A business client
Vastly experienced in IT.
A business client