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OverviewHarbottle & Lewis LLP provides specialist commercial legal advice to the technology, media and entertainment industries and is consistently recognised as a leading UK firm in these areas by independent sources. We provide a complete range of commercial legal advice to our clients on corporate, technology, litigation, insolvency, intellectual property, regulatory, defamation, property, employment, finance and tax issues.

Practice Areas

The Harbottle & Lewis Technology team has clients which operate at the forefront of advances in the uses of technology. We have considerable experience of issues relating to the design, development, procurement, deployment and use of new technologies, with particular expertise in the telecommunications industry and the creative industries of film, TV and video games.

We advise organizations supplying or purchasing the fundamental elements of the digital environment and facilities over it such as web-site design, hosting, ISP services, digital payment mechanisms, electronic cash and internet telephony.

Intellectual property rights lie at the core of the activities of almost all of our clients, and advising on them is central to what we do. Our expertise lies both in the legal framework underlying intellectual property rights of all types, and in the numerous industry models that have emerged for dealing in and protecting rights. We are active in development of IP policy and several of our lawyers sit on industry or legal bodies relating to the development of IP laws. In addition, we contribute regularly to public consultations on relevant areas.

We have a group of lawyers who specialize in intellectual property rights, and we also have groups of IP specialists who work in particular industry areas; technology, space/satellites, music, theatre, film, TV, sports, video games, publishing and visual arts. We believe that we are the only UK firm that has specialists dealing with each of these areas, and covering both traditional and digital rights. Our people know their industries very well, both the business models and the people involved.

Key Contacts

Daniel Tozer is a Partner and head of the firm’s Technology Practice. He specialises in the creation, protection, deployment and use of technology and content. Much of his work involves advising on new issues raised by technological advances. Prior to joining Harbottle & Lewis, Daniel spent more than 9 years in-house at Vodafone Group legal in a variety of roles, latterly as Head of Legal for Group Terminals and Consumer Services. Having been a client for almost a decade, he truly understands the client’s perspective.