Digital Economy

Cutting through the complexities of digitalisation with practical and commercial legal solutions to address your business challenges.

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Businesses recognise that their future relies on the successful application of digital technology.

From refreshing outdated legacy systems to implementing cutting-edge tech, such as hyperconverged infrastructure, artificial intelligence or robotic process automation, digital transformation enables the two fundamental competitive forces: improving customer experience and achieving efficiency. While the drive to digitalise energy systems is also increasingly becoming central to business strategy as business take concrete steps towards building a low carbon economy and achieving net zero.

Our digital economy group partner with our clients, combining up-to-the-minute industry knowledge with technical excellence to deliver innovative, commercial solutions. The clients we advise range from listed companies and privately-owned businesses wishing to stay relevant and become more efficient, to innovative start-ups looking to disrupt the market. We deliver advice that can help you maximise value and mitigate threats as you make the most of the latest developments in the Digital Economy.

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Digital capability

Genuine world class experience, evidenced independently by our top tier rankings, awards and market recognition of individuals within our talented teams.

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Practical , commercial solutions

Delivering up-to-the-minute industry knowledge with technical excellence to present innovative, commercial solutions to address your business challenges.

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A tailored approach

A commitment to investing time in getting to understand you, your priorities and drivers to ensure we provide you with tailored advice.

How we can help

  • Digital Infrastructure

    Digital infrastructure is at the heart of digitalisation. Its importance is growing, but traditional business models (and margins) are being challenged

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  • Data Protection and Privacy

    In today's increasingly regulated and digital environment, Ashurst's data practice will help you navigate the challenges of privacy compliance by providing holistic, practical and commercial legal solutions.

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  • Cybersecurity and Data Breach

    We support our client with pragmatic advice, gained through real-world experience navigating cyber incidents, ransomware events and high impact crises.

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  • Information Technology and Communications

    At Ashurst, we acknowledge the significant impact that fast-evolving technological advancements such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), renewable energy technologies and robotics are having on our clients' business models, growth strategies and daily decision-making processes.

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  • Tech M&A

    We possess the expertise to safeguard the value of a technology acquisition, joint venture, collaboration agreement, or capital raising, which may involve intellectual property, talent, data, or an innovative business model.

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  • Commercial Contracts and Strategic Sourcing

    In the era of technology-driven businesses, harnessing the advantages of technology is more crucial than ever before.

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  • Media

    The media and entertainment industry is undergoing constant evolution at an unrelenting pace, where digital technology and globalized content have given rise to a dynamic and tumultuous marketplace full of potential opportunities spanning broadcasting

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  • Technology Disputes

    As organisations increasingly collaborate with technology firms to digitalise systems and processes, the likelihood of disputation also increases so it is crucial to seek early input from experts to facilitate prompt resolution.

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