Technology Transactions | Europe

Morrison & Foerster has a premier global Technology Transactions Group with specialist lawyers located in our 16 offices.  In Europe, our technology transactions lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of technology, media and telecommunications transactions and related matters, including strategic alliances, partnering and joint ventures between technology based companies,  technology transfers, software and content licensing and services, systems and software development, integration and procurement, distribution and agency arrangements, e-commerce and new media, telecommunications, data protection and data security compliance, intellectual property rights and exploitation, competition law and associated regulatory issues. 

Our Technology Transactions Group also includes:

  • a specialist Global Sourcing Group that advises clients on all aspects of sourcing, outsourcing and offshoring of IT, technology and business processes;
  • a Global Communications and Media Group, focusing on telecommunications and mass media transactional, regulatory and competition matters; and
  • a dedicated Life Sciences Group that advises clients in the Life Sciences sector on strategic partnering arrangements, licensing transactions and other technology acquisitions and disposals.


Our Technology Transactions Group works with our Corporate Department on all aspects of corporate finance and M&A work in the technology sector.

We advise clients who are buying, selling, licensing, using or exploiting technology.  Clients of the European practice include:  A&E Networks, Altera, Amadeus, Ask Jeeves, BEA Systems, British Technology Group, Cable & Wireless, CBS Marketwatch, Citigroup, Creative, Commission Junction, FLAG Telecom, Fish4, Fujitsu, General Electric, Glowpoint, Human Rights Watch, Informatica, HM Revenue & Customs, iVillage, Korn/Ferry, National Policing Improvement Agency, NTT DoCoMo, Pixology, Qwest, Research in Motion, Ricoh, Royal & Sun Alliance, Sterling Commerce, Stentor, SunGard, Technicolor, Tiscali, Turner Broadcasting, Verint, and Verio.

For more information on our Technology Transactions practice, please follow the links below:

  • E-Commerce and New Media
  • Software and Services
  • Systems, Hardware and Devices
  • Telecommunications

Chambers Global 2016
Global: Data Protection
Global: Outsourcing
Global: TMT
USA: Outsourcing

Chambers Europe 2016
Germany: TMT: Media

Chambers UK 2017
UK-wide: Outsourcing
London: Information Technology

Legal 500 UK 2016
IT and Telecoms
Commercial Contracts

Legal 500 Germany 2017
Media: Entertainment
Information Technology and Outsourcing: Data Protection

Vault Guide 2014
#1 Technology Law Firm

Alistair Maughan
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“There are many firms with perfectly good expertise in these areas, but what sets Morrison & Foerster apart is the directness, clarity and concision of the advice.”
Chambers Global 2016

“They are experienced, lending a commercial approach as well as legal expertise to business challenges. Also highly customer-focused and very responsive.”
Chambers UK 2015

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