Our technology client base is unparalleled among global law firms.
In virtually every important field of tech, we are trusted advisers to the market leaders. Our global M&A and capital-markets expertise is best-of-breed in every jurisdiction. Our global competition lawyers are relied on to handle our clients’ most challenging antitrust assignments, often involving parallel reviews by multiple regulators. Anticipating evolving regulatory requirements around the world is a front-burner concern for technology companies. We are on top of legislative and regulatory initiatives in every nation so that we can help keep clients proactive instead of reactive.
The most impactful technology innovations are no longer just the domain of computer companies. While many inventions are incubated in Silicon Valley, these advances are enabling transformative change in every industry around the globe. Business decisionmakers from the most valued companies in the world turn to Freshfields for their highest priority legal and regulatory challenges.
Our global reach enables us to provide clients with integrated teams that are used to working together to provide a seamless service across disciplines and geographies. Whether you are an established business launching a new global initiative, or an emerging company looking to tap into the newer forms of raising capital, Freshfields is ready. We can assemble a global team in hours, for nearly any corporate crisis, to deal with emergencies like a cyber breach for every affected jurisdiction.
At Freshfields we bring together our top-tier talent, across every important practice area, to partner with clients on their most sensitive cross-border opportunities and the corresponding challenges that may arise.
Recent client successes
Advising various global platform and tech companies on complex antitrust and regulatory investigations globally and the application of new digital regulations including the EU Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act.
Advising several leading global technology groups on complex international patent litigation disputes involving standard essential patents and FRAND licensing.
Advising London Stock Exchange on the $27bn acquisition of Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest global providers of financial markets infrastructure and data analytics.
Advising Coupa Software Incorporated on its $8bn cash sale to Thoma Bravo.
The transaction represents a 64 per cent (approx.) premium to the weighted average closing price of Coupa stock for the 30-day period preceding the transaction.
Advising ultrafast grocery delivery company Getir on the acquisition of its European food delivery rival Gorillas for $1.2bn.
Awards & Recognitions
Top of GCR's Global Elite ranking (15th time), Global Competition Review: GCR Global Elite, 2023
Number one for global merger control, Global Competition Review: GCR 100 Survey 2023
US M&A Team of the year, 2023, IFLR1000
Corporate team of the year, The Lawyer Awards 2023
M&A Firm of the Year, Who's Who Legal Awards 2022
Boris Feldman Partner and Global Co-Head of TMT Sector (Tech/Media/Telecoms)
Dr. Lars Meyer Partner & Global Co-Head of Tech, Media and Telecoms
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin
Michele Davis Global Co-Head of Tech, Media and Telecoms
Sarah K. Solum US Managing Partner and Head of US Capital Markets