Overview

The emerging-technology lawyers in Mayer Brown’s Technology Transactions practice have handled a wide variety of digital transactions with clients that are leveraging social, mobile, analytics and cloud to reduce costs, deliver “big data” insights and pursue new market opportunities. Through that experience, we have gained exceptional insight into issues and solutions affecting such transactions.
Clients say that our Technology Transactions practice "has cornered the market, thanks to its lawyers with great perspective—they come in and look at the nuts and bolts of the problem, and have practical ideas." Chambers Global quotes clients as describing the practice as “an excellent team of people for outsourcing agreements globally—pragmatic in their approach, with a wealth of experts they can call on."

50 Lawyers in Americas Asia and EuropeWe have one of the largest and most experienced teams of lawyers concentrating on digital services transactions, including a core team of partners who have worked together for more than a decade. Many of our lawyers have worked either as inside legal counsel for service providers or in business roles for leading companies in the IT industry. This allows our team to better understand technical issues and supplier perspectives and to communicate effectively with our clients about them. We use this experience to drive value for clients.

Mayer Brown’s client roster includes the most recognizable names in the business world, many of whom turn to us repeatedly as their digital services needs become ever more complex. We support these clients with their digital services strategies, including:

  • Public, private, hybrid cloud and other “as a Service” (aaS) platforms
  • Robotic process automation (RPA)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industry utilities
  • Fintech
Highlights
Mayer Brown's Tech Talks
Legal Perspectives for Technology & Innovation
Thriving in an Age of Digital Transformation

Distinctions

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

  • Ranked as one of the top law firms in 2009 thru 2019 on The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors list for The Global Outsourcing 100™.

Law360

  • Technology Firm of the Year, 2016.

Global Sourcing Awards, UK

  • “Support Community Greats – Legal Advisors” 2018/2019.

Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards

  • TMT Law Firm of the Year (Hong Kong) 2018.

U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

  • “Law firm of the Year” in Information Technology Law 2016.
  • “Tier 1” Ranking in Information Technology Law National 2013-2018.
  • “Tier 1” Ranking in Information Technology Law Chicago 2013-2018.
  • “Tier 1” Ranking in Information Technology Law Washington DC 2013-2018.

Chambers Global

  • “Band 1” Ranking in IT/Outsourcing Globalwide 2008-2001; 2015-2019.
  • “Band 2” ranking in IT/Outsourcing Globalwide 2012-2014.
  • “Band 1” ranking in IT/Outsourcing USA 2009-2019.

“They are very good, and are able to communicate and synthesize information in a useful and easily understandable way. They are able to lead negotiations and talk to businesspeople in a way that evokes the responses. They are level-headed, calm and very deliberate throughout the process."

“…Mayer Brown is a force to be reckoned with.”

Chambers USA

  • “Band 1” Ranking in IT/Outsourcing Nationwide for 15 consecutive years (2004-2018).
  • “Band 1” Ranking in Technology/Outsourcing District of Columbia 2008-2018.
  • “Band 1” Ranking in Technology/Outsourcing Illinois 2008-2018.

“They’re very practical in terms of trying to identify solutions and giving very good advice on areas where it is reasonable for us to compromise or, alternatively, where to hold our ground.”

“We have never been disappointed. They are worth their weight in gold.”

Chambers Asia Pacific

  • “Band 2” Ranking in TMT 2011-2019.

Undertakes impressive mandates for technology and telecommunications companies, and is supported by an equally impressive IP practice

Chambers UK

  • “Band 3” Ranking in IT/Outsourcing 2016-2018.

“They complete work quickly, their advice is high-quality, and they're responsive to our needs.”

“Commercial focus, thoroughness, depth of thought and expert communication.”

“Highly regarded outsourcing practice noted for its international reach. Advises on business-critical projects, often at the vanguard of technology, such as big data analytics and cloud services.”

The Legal 500 US

  • “Tier 1” Ranking in Outsourcing/Information Technology 2008-2018.
  • Ranked “Team of the Year” in Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing Category for 2014.

Mayer Brown is “very high quality; the lawyers are responsive, thorough, business-minded, and experts in their field.”

“Strategic, thoughtful and extremely well organized.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Serves an impressive list of high-end clients, covering matters such as data privacy, cloud services and technology agreements as well as e-commerce work.

Provides very insightful advice to clients across a range of TMT matters including data privacy, cloud computing and fintech.