LK Shields Solicitors is recognised as a leading advisor in the technology sector.

Our specialist lawyers provide bespoke advice and expertise to clients on a wide range of IP, IT, outsourcing and data privacy issues. We also bring our expertness to technology transactions, including M&A and joint ventures.

We deliver innovative and bespoke contracts for multiple sectors including cloud services, artificial intelligence, IoT and fintech.

We provide a wide range of technology contracts including software licences,  professional services agreements, systems integration agreements and IT security.

We are frequently complimented about our ability to provide informed and commercial results efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our lawyers deal with complex outsourcing projects for clients, including technology outsourcing and general services or business process outsourcing.

We  advise businesses on innovative use of technology, licensing, franchising, customer agreements and management of supply chains.

All clients must deal daily with technology related data privacy and cyber security.  We have the experience and legal knowledge to deal with security and data breaches, data protection governance schemes, employment data protection, data transfers and data protection rights.

We work with a range of retail clients to advise on brand protection, reputation management and regulatory compliance relating to consumer protection and advertising laws.

Our litigation team deals with IT, ecommerce and outsourcing disputes, both before any formal dispute arises and after proceedings have issued.

We have strong experience of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, as well as dealing with cross-jurisdiction issues for clients.

To see how we can help Tech start ups, click here.

We also have a wide range of experience in investments and M&A transactions as well as Competition law matters involving businesses operating in the technology industry, including:

  • Acting for Bill Walsh in the sale of Aspire Technology Unlimited Company to NEC Corporation
  • Acting for long standing clients Sure Valley Ventures and Kernel Capital in Acting as Irish Counsel for SkySpecs, Inc. (a Michigan based digital asset management for wind energy) in its acquisition of New Energy Financial Limited t/a Fincovi
  • Acting for agritech company MagGrow in its Series A Investment Round
  • Acting for Deloitte on its acquisition of leading Irish cloud consultancy and managed services provider DNM
  • Assisting on the Irish aspects of the purchase by Advanced of Irish health software company CareWorks
  • Acting for CalibreScientific International Holdings, Inc. in the separate acquisitions of Carl Stuart Holdings Limited and Reagecon Diagnostics Limited
  • Acting for SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. on the Irish aspects of their USD$5.4 billion acquisition of DST Systems, Inc.
  • Acting for the sellers in the sale of Touch Press Inc. (t/a StoryToys) to Team17 Group Plc
  • Acting as Irish counsel for Index Ventures (US) Inc. in their investments in Evervault Inc.
  • Acting for Addnode Group AB in its acquisition of Procad Limited
  • Acting for Universe Group Plc on the Irish aspects of its acquisition of Celtech Software Group.
  • Acting for Brink’s ATM Services Ireland Limited in their acquisition of AIB’s non-branch ATM Network

Experience

  • Technology contracts, including ASP, SaaS, distributor, reseller, licences and white label contracts
  • Application Service Providers and Managed Services Agreements
  • Software Licences and SaaS Agreements
  • IP and technology Assignments
  • Manufacturing, Distribution, and Supply Agreements
  • Reseller and White Label Agreements
  • Franchising Agreements
  • Employee and contractor agreements and policies
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Technology transfer and competition law
  • Technology and ecommerce disputes, mediation and litigation
  • Digital services
  • eCommerce and online marketplaces, including: Fintech and Cryptoassets, Consumer protection and consumer contracts and IT outsourcing
  • Information governance, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Social media
  • Adtech
  • AI
  • Freedom of information
  • Promotions and competitions
  • Sponsorship
Head of Practice
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Aideen Burke

Partner
Technology

aburke@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1574


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Awards &
Recommendations

‘We have worked with a number of firms in Ireland and we have always found the team at LK Shields to be deep experts in their industry specialisms and that aligns very well with our firm. They are also very user friendly.’ Recommended for Information Technology.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Information Technology. Peter Bolger and Jeanne Kelly are listed as 'Leading Individuals.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Information Technology. Peter Bolger and Jeanne Kelly are listed as 'Leading Individuals.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Information Technology.

Chambers Europe 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

LK Shields Solicitors described as a ‘top-class firm’.

Legal 500 2016
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Aideen Burke

Partner

aburke@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1574

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Emmet Scully

Partner

escully@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1538

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Jane O’Grady

Senior Associate

jogrady@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1554

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