Technology & Communications

Whether you are a global tech giant, a supplier to, or customer of, the tech industry, or a start up with a great idea, we can help you navigate the legal and regulatory challenges. We have created a team of world class technology lawyers so that global leaders and market disruptors, their investors, customers and insurers seek out our deep technology and communications expertise and experience.

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With offices across the UK and Ireland, Germany, Dubai and Brussels and a network of specialists in other jurisdictions, including the US, China and Tel Aviv, we provide the insight you need to scale and develop your business.

We work right across the sector, advising global platforms, hardware and software innovators, aggregators, retailers and delivery specialists.  We advise some of the largest telecoms and communications providers in the world on infrastructure, commercial licensing and dispute management. 

We have specialists in FinTech and crypto currencies, and work right across our other key sectors to provide specialist advice to those companies making significant technology investments.

We also provide data security and privacy and integrated crisis response services, meeting market needs in a way unmatched by other law firms.

We win many awards for innovation, often utilising the power of new technology ourselves.  We use this technology to take away the day to day administration of co-ordinating and managing major projects with you.  We also right size our specialist teams and insist on delivering the highest value to you.

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Quotes from our clients include:

“DWF are quick to respond to our business needs, both with regard to legal advice and in-house support. Their collaborative and commercial approach has only served to further strengthen our relationship and enhance their credentials as one of our trusted legal advisors.” Telefónica UK Limited

“We started working with DWF about six months ago. I’ve been very impressed with the way they have rolled up their sleeves and invested time in getting to know our business and how we work. Our business isn’t easy to understand but DWF have shown commitment and tenacity in ensuring a good grasp of our industry as well as Expedia, from junior associate upwards.” Expedia, Inc

“Effective problem solvers and good and honest communicators. The people at DWF are not only excellent lawyers and the fact that they have been supporting us for years now makes it much easier for them to understand the business side as well. This is, in our view, what makes them different from other law firms – and honestly, one of the main reasons why we like to come back to them with so many of  our legal needs.” Media Broadcast

“DWF is pragmatic, fast and results-driven. It has been a pleasure to work with them. We gladly recommend this law firm to anyone who seeks talented and energetic lawyers who deliver what they promise. They work hard until they reach the desired outcome. On a side note, we also got to know them as good-humored and friendly professionals.” G&L

Quotes from legal directories include:

“Recommended for major IT project advice to clients in numerous industries, including finance, retail, transport and telecommunications. Sophisticated understanding of specialist areas such as data centres, e-commerce and smart meters.” Chambers & Partners UK

“High-quality strategic guidance in complex patent litigation proceedings. Offers a wealth of experience in other contentious IP matters including misuse of confidential information claims and passing-off disputes”. Chambers & Partners UK

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How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of services and products for the technology and communications sector.

Some of our experts

Alan Owens

Partner - Head of Technology & Communications

I am the Head of Technology & Communications sector at DWF, and a Partner in the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration team based in London.

Craig Chaplin

Partner - National Head of Commercial & Competition

I am a Partner and Head of the Commercial & Competition Team.

Stefan Paciorek


I am a Partner specialising in Commercial Litigation and Arbitration based in the London office.

John Benjamin


I am a Partner in the London office specialising in intellectual property, technology and privacy law. I have a broad ranging practice covering both the transactional and litigation fields. I am also highly experienced in negotiating complex commercial agreements.

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