Technology, information and intellectual property assets form the core of the modern economy. Whether technology is a company’s primary focus or an essential tool in providing better products and services, it plays an important role in virtually every business.
McDermott’s technology and commercial transactions team includes lawyers with deep experience representing technology companies and their customers at every point in the business lifecycle. We provide counsel on purchase, supply, development, licensing, distribution, joint venture, reseller, and other agreements and contracts.
Our lawyers advise startups, Fortune 50 technology companies, and national and multinational enterprises operating in a wide range of industries, including aviation, banking and finance, defense, energy, entertainment, life sciences, natural resources, real estate, technology and telecommunications. We have structured, negotiated and closed billions of dollars of technology transactions for clients across North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa.
McDermott’s lawyers are deeply skilled at advising clients on a wide variety of technology-related matters and issues involved with the acquisition and licensing of technology and IP assets, including cloud computing, outsourcing of technology and business processes, data privacy, distribution agreements, wireless and wireline telecommunications, technology development and related maintenance and services, e-commerce, electronic payment systems, Internet-of-things, mobile app development, social media, content delivery, contract manufacturing, open source and other software issues, consulting services agreements, and contract manufacturing. Our lawyers also advise clients on transition services as well as the technology and intellectual property issues relating to the acquisition or divestiture of businesses.
A number of our partners have been recognized as leading practitioners by publications and ratings agencies such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Europe, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, The Legal 500 EMEA, The Legal 500 Deutschland, JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien, BTI Consulting Group, Lawdragon and The Black Book of Outsourcing.