William Fry’s multi-disciplinary Technology, Data and Communications Group consists of lawyers and tax advisors who deliver expert legal advice that is solutions-focussed and set in a commercial context.
Our deep experience and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver on the most complex of mandates in the rapidly changing industries of technology, data and communications.
Industry disruptors require innovative lawyers.
We are thought leaders, innovators and subject matter experts, working seamlessly in partnership with our clients, industry disruptors and sector leaders to deliver an end-to-end service to address complex problems. We bring big thinking to client needs and enable innovative solutions in areas such as emerging technologies, digital transformation, artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, data protection, IoT/connected everything, cybersecurity, connectivity, and more.
Our multi-disciplinary experts have been chosen specifically because of their sectoral and market knowledge to align with the needs and objectives of our clients. We work with best-in-class advisers globally to deliver a truly integrated service. We advise a broad range of clients, from successful indigenous businesses, including many of Ireland’s unicorns, to blue chips and multinational enterprises, on their legal and tax needs. We provide an end-to-end service that covers regulatory matters, investments, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, disputes, tax and employment law.
Our proven track-record on many of Ireland’s most significant mandates for global and domestic industry-leaders, together with our relentless focus on the future, sets us and our people apart.
BSA | The Software Alliance, the leading advocate for the global software industry whose members include Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Salesforce, SAS, Intel and Siemens, in its role as an amicus curiae in the ongoing “Schrems II” litigation relating to the legality of the EU standard contractual clauses. This case is one of the most significant data protection actions of all time and has the potential to fundamentally alter the manner in which businesses can transfer data internationally.
Microsoft in relation to US proceedings regarding data stored in Ireland (one of the most high profile technology related litigation matters globally) as well as strategic advice on the impact of Irish and European communications laws, data protection, privacy and security related matters.
Bord Gáis Energy, an Irish utility supplier, on its sponsorship agreement with the GAA
Clarion Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm, on its acquisition of Madison Logic, Inc, the global leader in account based marketing, on some intricate aspects of the transaction involving data protection and the use of data
Canada Life, one of Ireland’s leading life, pension and investment providers, during its negotiations with MSG Life Central Europe GmbH in a €20m transaction
A multichannel retailer in completing a data protection audit of its operational business processes and advising on risk mitigation solutions.
A leading International insurance provider in developing fair processing notices, privacy statements and policies, as well as the implementation of the Code of Practice on Data Protection for the Insurance Sector and on the outsourcing of certain of its activities internationally.
A public sector body in relation to the sharing of personal data between state bodies and agencies.
A multinational technology company on various privacy issues relating to its activities in Ireland including transfers of data and the interaction of data protection with related regulatory issues concerning telecommunications regulations, data retention and data interception.
One of Europe’s most prominent entertainment companies on issues regarding marketing preferences, consents and fair processing notices.
Leading businesses and organisations across various sectors providing tailored data protection training and awareness packages
Irish and EU regulatory issues (including licensing and authorisation)