Every organisation places some form of reliance on technology, and the business community has become increasingly dependent upon it.

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Technology lawyers

Whether you own or work for a technology business, or are part of an organisation which relies heavily on technology, our team of expert technology lawyers are here to help. Our dedicated team has the specialist knowledge to advise businesses on the best course of action for the fast-paced market in which technology companies operate.

Through our years of combined experience, our team of technology lawyers understands that technology businesses require accurate and practical advice to be delivered promptly. We take an astute, pragmatic and innovative approach to providing outcomes which achieve your commercial objectives.

At Thomson Snell & Passmore, our technology lawyers support clients with a comprehensive and integrated service through our tech-sector specialism spanning contentious and non-contentious work. We act for a broad range of UK and international clients, including within the engineering & hardware-tech, software-tech and other technology sub-markets (such as fintech).

Our Technology sector team is Headed up by Jason Varney.

Our expertise in technology law

Our expertise is complimented by a full-service UK law firm, allowing us to coordinate multi-disciplinary teams tailored to each client’s particular needs across various departments. These include corporate, commercial, intellectual property, real estate, tax and employment to ensure a seamless service.

Our technology lawyers can help you with

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals of private technology companies and businesses
  • Equity investment rounds
  • Private equity and venture capital, including MBOs and MBIs
  • Joint venture arrangements
  • Company law and corporate governance advice
  • Advising borrowers and lenders on banking and finance transactions
  • Exit and succession planning
  • Agency agreements
  • Distribution and supply agreements
  • Terms and conditions of business
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Procurement and outsourcing
  • Data processing agreements
  • Master services agreements & service level agreements
  • Software licenses
  • E-commerce agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Confidentiality and exclusivity agreements

Corporate and M&A

Our highly regarded corporate team has acted for a variety of technology companies with both acquisitions and disposals of businesses (share and asset sales). We also assist clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to large private companies with their various investment rounds, as well as acting for technology investors including angel investors, venture capital and private equity.


From the initial structuring through to preparing, negotiating and completing contractual documentation; our commercial team advises on all stages of building a commercial contract. Our technology lawyers have specific expertise in creating a variety of documents, such as master services agreements, partnership agreements, intellectual property agreements and data processing agreements. Our team ensures contracts are structured, negotiated and drafted to minimise associated risks while remaining practical for clients to operate flexibly and effectively both globally and domestically.


We have an established and comprehensive network of international law firms, experts and market professionals allowing us to obtain fast and accurate local knowledge. In addition, we are members of NextLaw, a top ten international accounting, consulting and law firm alliance. Through NextLaw we have access to an even greater network of global experts who are best placed to advise on local regulations, compliance and market strategies.

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