Technology transactions

Colin Biggers & Paisley is actively involved in technology transactions. Our team frequently advises clients on bespoke technology contracts and provides end-to-end advice on technology transactions.

Our main strength is the pragmatic approach we take. In particular, clients can benefit from the following features which differentiate us from other technology practices.

Technology vendor and consultant experience

Our knowledge of and experience in acting for technology vendors gives us valuable insights into their key trigger points and commercial drivers. Our experience in working with resellers, change management consultants, and technology auditors also allows us to seamlessly work with our clients’ technology consultants. This experience enables us to provide our clients with pragmatic and efficient services, especially in the development of appropriate procurement and negotiation strategies.

Understanding success drivers

We understand what makes a technology project successful, including:
  • the delivery of full functionality and capability, on time and on budget
  • the better use of technology to improve the overall user experience and achieve efficiencies in the supply chain
  • the availability and scalability of existing technology infrastructure, use of an optimal mix of technology, as well as project and business continuity
  • vendor selection and management, especially if multiple suppliers and stakeholders are involved
  • consolidation of terms and conditions with technology vendors so that clients can benefit from favourable terms and pricing, as well as ongoing and consolidated support and maintenance fees
  • proactively managing cyber security including managing security audits and developing notification protocols

End-to-end technology expertise

Our end-to-end technology expertise allows us to plan ahead and assist in anticipating the technology needs of our clients. We advise on the full life-cycle of technology procurement, including:
  • procurement strategy and structure
  • requests for tender documentation
  • vendor due diligence
  • risk analysis
  • drafting and negotiating contracts with vendors, users, and various other stakeholders, including manufacturers and resellers
  • contract management support
  • advice on contract interpretation and legal support during renegotiation or exit
We also advise on the full technology spectrum, including:
  • cloud services
  • systems integration projects
  • outsourcing
  • managed services
  • software
  • support services
  • consulting services
  • telecommunications infrastructure and services