Jonathan Reardon, Partner, leads Greenwoods GRM’s multi-disciplined technology sector team.
His team includes Business and Finance, Disputes & IP, Employment and Data Privacy specialisms, which, alongside our vast experience of acting for clients in an industry that is constantly pushing boundaries, ensures we provide the legal services that companies, entrepreneurs and investors need, from start-up to exit.
We focus on understanding our clients’ business and concerns in this cutting-edge industry and help them to develop and protect their interests both in the UK and internationally.
Tech sector clients are entrepreneurial, fast-growing and innovative. Our aim is to be a trusted long-term advisor who understands their objectives and can assist with all their legal needs.
Equity investment (including seed capital, venture capital and private equity)
Mergers, acquisitions, company sales, joint ventures, management buy outs and exits
Commercial and contract, intellectual property and technology and data privacy disputes including injunctive relief
Employment law – including sector specific issues
Intellectual property and licence agreements
License and software agreements
Our team is rated by the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK.
Recent highlights include:
“They are quick, responsive and thorough in all their dealings. They offer straightforward honest advice and are prepared to work with their clients to find resolutions.” (Legal 500 2021)
“I think this team’s strength is its adaptability. This team was willing to jump into a fight and help me at very short notice.” (Legal 500 2020)
“…very responsive and has a good level of knowledge and experience, particularly in software licensing.” (Legal 500 2018)
Recent advice to our portfolio of Tech sector clients includes:
Business & Finance
Advising the founders of a Cambridge based AI Group on share subscription, share option and employment matters.
Advising on an investment in a company developing apps for use in the energy sector.
Advising on the management buy-out of a specialist manufacturer of communications systems.
Advising a software group on a series of strategic acquisitions of computer software companies.
Advising a US software group on a cross border M&A deal.
Advising a French group on the UK acquisition of a technology portfolio and related IP matters.
Advising various technology companies on contracts, co-operation arrangements and regulatory matters.
Advising on numerous IP licences, R&D agreements and collaboration agreements.
Advising an emerging Fintech client, specialising in global gold and other digital currencies in a claim against a former administrator.
Acting for a leading agri-tech company in a contractual dispute relating to the commercialisation, licensing and intellectual property of fruit varieties.
Acting on a shareholder/boardroom dispute in relation to an emerging biotechnology company specialising in the testing of viruses including injunctive relief.
Representing a software developer in securing injunctive relief and subsequent proceedings relating to its software and underlying source code.
Advising a director of a leading British video game developer and publisher on company value and performance-related allegations.
Various intellectual property disputes relating to UK and CTM trademarks, copyright, passing off and domain names.
Advice on an intragroup TUPE transfer of its sales staff from its UK registered company to its Swiss registered company in response to the growing international market. This transfer is part of a much wider project which involves the transfer of over 200 employees in nine European countries, Singapore and the USA.
Advising a remote access software company on changing bonus and commission structures.
Advising a global safety science company on the enforceability of post-termination restrictions.
We are always pleased to talk informally about issues you face and how we can help.