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Technology

Our technology group provides practical, commercial legal advice to the innovative technology sector

the sector

In the constantly evolving technology sector, many businesses face the challenge of getting to grips with various legislative issues surrounding the progression of their projects. As a key sector for economic growth within the UK and further afield, there is a growing emphasis on the technical and software aspects of law as well as e-commerce and IT issues.

At Watson Burton, we understand that our clients expect more than just legal advice; they need a law firm that understands the technicalities of the sector and has the commercial awareness to help them achieve their strategic objectives. 

our team

Watson Burton's technology group is uniquely positioned to help you. Our lawyers have a wealth of  experience advising at all levels – on the supply side from some of the world’s largest technology companies to small start-ups and on the purchase side from banks and multi-nationals acquiring technology to the smallest organisations.

Our technology lawyers have in depth expertise in all aspects of the supply and acquisition of technology, particularly enterprise technology transactions.

Our full range of experience includes:

  • advising Overseas Suppliers on trade with UK / European Union and / or establishment of UK / European Union operations
  • channel contracts (VAR, OEM, Agency)
  • disaster recovery / business continuity
  • dispute resolution
  • implementation
  • intellectual property
  • joint ventures
  • outsourcing
  • public and private sector work
  • supply and acquisition of technology


The firm's technology group is ready and eager to assist you swiftly and cost-effectively. Whether you are multi-national or a start-up, based in the UK or overseas, supplying technology or acquiring, you will receive the same level of commitment, expertise and practical advice.