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Digitisation is one of the most important aspects of the strategic development of enterprises and authorities. Basically, digitisation has to do with how IT and new technology may contribute to creating business opportunities. As a consequence, many enterprises currently decide to digitise a major part – if not all – of their systems, data and business procedures.

An increasing number of enterprises are choosing to outsource parts or all of their IT operations, some with a view to focusing and improving their core business and others with the object of cutting down on resources, and when new business models, methods and relationships are developed, a legal assessment of risks, implications and compliance is often required. 

We can help
We advise both private and public undertakings on all legal aspects of IT agreements and on new legislation pertaining to digitisation. We have for a great many years advised customers and suppliers on all types of IT agreements. In addition to knowledge on the legal aspects we have accumulated profound technical understanding, which is key to drafting targeted and value-adding contracts.

Our advisory services include:

  • Outsourcing projects
  • IT and systems acquisition
  • IT and technology-based agreements
  • Procurement and RFP processes
  • Telecommunications
  • Licence and maintenance agreements
  • Hosting, storage, operation and cloud
  • Big data.

Due to our broad expertise we consider all aspects at all times, providing you with the best possible advisory services. We will work closely together with your enterprise to arrive at a solution tailored to your specific needs. You will get access to a wide range of legal skills in the areas of IT and digitisation, but just as importantly, you will meet in-depth understanding of your enterprise and the industry as a whole.

We often cooperate with lawyers in our other practice groups, for instance Data Protection, EU & Competition, Intellectual Property, M&A and Corporate Matters, Labour and Employment Law.

IT & Digitisation

TMT

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What the team is known for
Well-regarded team with expertise in an array of IT matters including IT system development, supply agreements and telecoms infrastructure agreements. Also advises on regulatory aspects of transactional and corporate mandates in the IT sector. Maintains a media practice focused on distribution rights and licensing issues. Acts on behalf of private clients in the media, energy and technology industries as well as state-owned entities and municipalities.

Strengths
Sources report the advice is "to the point," and the team "always reverts quickly and within the timeframes agreed."

Interviewees note that the team is "good at simplifying things for clients and taking things from a commercial prospective."

Work highlights
Advised Blackwood Seven on capital infusions from a range of investors.

Notable practitioners
Arly Carlquist is adroit at dealing with licensing matters, as well as advising on technology agreements and compliance. Interviewees remark that "he has a very good overview."

Niels Andersen is "very recognised in the market" and handles a variety of issues, including arbitration, outsourcing and licensing matters. Market sources regard him as a "commercial and pragmatic lawyer."

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

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