McCann FitzGerald has been providing cutting edge advice to innovators in technology for decades. We act for both technology companies and their corporate customers, combining deep sector expertise with our traditional strengths in corporate and commercial transactions.

Our expertise:

Understanding our clients' business environment and goals is paramount to providing first-class legal support. Our multi-disciplinary tech sector team advises on a range of legal services tailored to the technology industry.

Our clients operate in a fast-paced environment. We understand what both sides of any technology-related transaction need from their lawyers and focus on providing legal solutions to help them deal with the challenges that inevitably arise. They need legal advisors who have depth of experience, multi-disciplinary expertise and deep market knowledge to advise on the issues of today and help them manage and predict potential issues of tomorrow.

Key areas:

Our Technology sector team can advise on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions in the tech sector
  • Private equity investments
  • Start-Up tech sector arrangements including company set up, shareholder arrangements c 
  • IT contracts
  • IT outsourcing
  • Hardware supply and support
  • Software supply, services and support
  • Intellectual property ownership and licensing
  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Finance
  • Privacy and data protection obligations
  • Regulatory aspects of tech sector deals, eg complying with CEBS and Solvency II requirements for outsourcing deals involving banks and insurance companies
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment arrangements
  • Tax structuring and advice

Key highlights include advising:

  • AmDocs on its acquisition of Brite:Bill, a Dublin-based billing software company, as part of a deal through which three companies were bought by the Nasdaq-listed software and services provider
  • CarTrawler, the world's biggest online car rental platform on its exclusive white label IT agreement with Ryanair to facilitate its on-line car hire facility and on the IT, IP and data protection elements of its acquisition of the Holiday Autos business of
  • GE Healthcare in relation to the acquisition of a strategic minority stake in IT company Zenith Technologies
  • Hostelworld, the world's number one hostel booking website headquartered in Ireland, on a range of matters including partner, affiliate and customer contracts, website terms and conditions, electronic privacy and data protection matters including international data transfers, e-mail marketing, record retention, cookies (including the appropriate inclusion of notices and consents in privacy statements in respect of cookies) and user generated content. We also advised Hostelworld on its acquisition of and its €225 million initial public offering on the London and Irish Stock Exchanges
  • Intel Capital in relation to its investments in FeedHenry Limited, Powervation Limited, Altobridge Limited, Adaptive Mobile Security Limited and Swrve
  • Microsoft on the Irish elements of its case in the United States under which a US Judge has ordered the disclosure of personal data hosted in Ireland
  • Various US multi-nationals in relation to the Irish tax consequences of employee share schemes that are being implemented at Irish subsidiaries of major US companies with Irish operations including technology companies
  • Worldnet in relation to a number of debt and equity fundraisings

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