Philip Lee has been providing technology-related advice to our clients since we began in 1993. Our work ranges from advising public and private sector clients on their ICT projects and needs and on their interactions with technology companies, to advising technology companies themselves on all aspects of their businesses.
We make it our business to understand our clients’ technology and how and why they use it.
Our tech savvy team members combine qualifications in law and IT engineering, in addition to members who worked for 12+ years in ICT before qualifying as solicitors, thus uniquely providing us with the ability to grasp the technical detail as well as legal aspects of any project. We regularly interact directly with IT companies and professionals on behalf of our clients.
We help them through projects that often include software development, hosting, SaaS, outsourcing, cloud computing, big data analytics, distribution, licensing-in, licensing-out, escrow (including escrow release disputes), integration, transition, and support and maintenance of software and systems.
Equally, we appreciate the importance of technology from a user’s perspective and we are especially proud of our work in the area of ICT procurement for both private and public sector clients (having advised on a number of large ICT procurements on behalf of our public sector clients).
The firm’s technology group is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading practices. It is ranked in leading law firm tables such as Legal 500 and Chambers. The group is diverse, as it straddles the corporate and dispute resolution departments. Its work is broad, diverse and extremely vibrant – it involves advising start-up technology companies, up-and-coming players in various technology markets, (as one of the recommended firms of the IDA) North American technology companies looking to set-up and invest in Ireland and acting for established technology companies and for large public and private entities (including Ryanair) in technology matters. It also involves advising regulators who have a significant impact on the world technology stage, most especially the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.
In recognition of the continued strong growth of the practice in the area of technology the firm opened an office in San Francisco, one of the first Irish law firms to do so.