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Sidley has a long history of serving many of the world’s leading technology companies. Our strong base of marquee clients entrusts our global team with managing their most sophisticated transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. We also advise innovative companies that have not historically been considered tech companies but are now defining themselves as such. Our lawyers provide tailored advice to these companies as they seek to swiftly invest in, acquire or deploy new digital solutions, helping them to leverage technology to grow their businesses.

First-Tier National Ranking in Technology Law
2014-2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Survey

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Handling matters for clients of all sizes, from groundbreaking startups to global Fortune 500 companies, our group has experience with many types of technology-related issues. We deliver all of the core competencies that are vital to the technology sector and are engaged in the full spectrum of public and private M&A, private equity and financing transactions. Our lawyers advise in those areas that touch on the day-to-day operations of a technology company, such as compliance, privacy and data protection, executive compensation, labor and employment, insurance, investigations, IP counseling and litigation, securities and commercial litigation, and technology and IP transactions. We also have deep experience in emerging areas of technology, including artificial intelligence, autonomous and alternative fuel vehicles, fintech, blockchain and digital assets, eSports and virtual reality.

We bring extensive experience to bear on regulatory counseling matters that are critical to global technology companies. Our experience is bolstered by many of our lawyers having worked in senior policy, regulatory, legislative and executive government roles. This includes antitrust, fintech, payments, privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and international trade issues in the United States, the EU and Asia.

Our lawyers are regularly recognized by various publications as forerunners in their respective areas of practice, including Chambers USA, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in America, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, Juve, Benchmark Litigation, IFLR1000, The National Law Journal and IAM Patent 1000.

Within the technology sector, our lawyers have deep experience in many innovative areas:

  • Agribusiness and food technology
  • AI
  • Autonomous and unmanned vehicles
  • Big data
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud services
  • Communications
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer products
  • Content protection and
    digital rights management
  • Digital media and entertainment
  • E-commerce
  • Energy
  • eSports and gaming
 
  • Financial services
  • Hardware
  • Healthcare IT
  • Industrial Internet/Internet of Things
  • Medical devices
  • Mobile
  • Outsourcing and IT procurement
  • Payments
  • Robotics
  • Satellites
  • Social media
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Virtual reality
  • 3D printing
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