Technology, Media & Telecoms

The rapid growth in the number of digital companies engaged with MacRoberts has underlined our status as a world leader in technology excellence. Both the UK and the Scottish Government express their firm support for this sector, recognising the potential for job creation and seeing it as a key part of the nation’s economic growth strategy.

It is therefore important to have a team of advisers who understand these challenges and the specific needs of their clients. We have experts who understand not only the law but also many of the technologies which our clients need to use. Our expert knowledge spans the full range of legal services for the sector and we take the time to understand your business, your business drivers and risks and reflect these in the commercial advice we provide. We offer sensible commercial and practical advice based on our knowledge and experience.



“The technology sector is one of MacRoberts’ key strengths and our knowledge of tech and IP is unrivalled – we’re real tech geeks at heart.”

Alan Kelly, Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms
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    • Technology, Media & Telecoms Schrems II: Has Christmas come early for Standard Contractual Clauses? On 19 December, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard ØE delivered his opinion on "Schrems II", giving a clear indication of the stance the CJEU will likely take in relation to the long anticipated judgment in relation to this case.
    • Technology, Media & Telecoms PRA Consultation on Outsourcing and third party risk management This month, the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) released its consultation on proposals for modernising the regulatory framework on outsourcing and third party risk management in relation to the financial services sector.
    • Business Services The Employee and the Whale Lord Summers' recent judgement in the case of Peebles Media Group Ltd v Patricia Kelly has no happy ending, describing as it does a situation that is increasingly common in the UK - 'whaling fraud'.

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