Our Digital group consists of a multi-disciplinary team that focuses on global tech firms, significant digital platforms and other major players in data-heavy industries. Our different expertise groups spanning Digital Platforms, Fintech, Industrial Tech and Venture Capital, work together to offer clients a well-rounded proposition covering various topics, such as:
Strategic boardroom advice; Data Privacy & Cybersecurity; Mass Claims; Consumer Protection; Competition & Regulation; Intellectual property; Media law; Internal investigations; Enforcement actions; Foreign Direct Investment; M&A and funding
We understand the opportunities and the risks associated with the platform economy and help our digital clients to navigate this dynamic and fast-paced landscape.
Our recent track record, advising:
Just Eat Takeaway in all M&A and competition aspects relating to its acquisition of Delivery Hero in Germany, its merger with Just Eat and its acquisition of Grubhub in the US.
Salesforce as lead counsel in the first mass damage claim based on the new regulatory regimes for class actions under both EU privacy law and Dutch civil law. The claim vehicle was declared inadmissible by the District Court of Amsterdam.
AirBnB in its defence against civil class actions in the Netherlands in relation to the alleged unlawful double charging of service costs.
Booking.com in proceedings against German hotels in relation to price parity clauses.
A leading sales platform in a global trademark dispute.
Our Industrial Tech Group is a subset of our Digital group and consists of a multidisciplinary group that aims to consolidate our vast experience working for tech-heavy industrial clients with a focus on:
Arbitration in tech-focused disputes
Pan-European and cross border patent litigation in pharma, life sciences, telecoms and consumer goods markets
UPC litigation with a focused cross expertise and international team
IP contacting and licensing, joint ventures and IP heavy M&A
Our recent track record includes:
Advising a client in the construction sector in major FRAND proceedings
Representing a FMCG client in high stake litigation including questions of competition and patent law, resulting in a successful complaint before the French Competition Authority.
Advising a technology client on the disentanglement of one of its major business units as well as advising on the sale of that division