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Technical and commercial arrangements for delivering or procuring SaaS (Software as a Service) can be complex and evolving. Our team will work side-by side with you, making sure you comply with the relevant laws and protecting your legal rights. We deliver pragmatic advice, tailored and relevant to the way you do your business.

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Nicola McNeely

Working with entrepreneurial and innovative people in Wales and across the UK, especially in advanced manufacturing and technology businesses, is a pleasure, and I focus on working closely with clients to solve their problems and really understand how their businesses work. That understanding enables me to give succinct and pragmatic advice.

Detail focused, commercial approach

As a SaaS provider, protecting your product is critical and our lawyers regularly advise on software development, open-source software, licensing and SaaS agreements. Imitation may be a form of flattery, but brand awareness and reputation can make or break a company. Our experts will support you to protect your Intellectual Property (IP) and put in place non-disclosure agreements which can be used to protect you as you look to take the product to market and approach potential funders.

Protecting data generally is another important area, be that the data held within your product or your own company data. The use of data processing agreements and data sharing agreements is commonplace now in an industry which has few geographical boundaries. By taking advice in advance, particularly when data is being processed in multiple jurisdictions, our specialist lawyers can advise you on all the regulations and provide clear next steps in terms of the processes and policies you need to follow to stay compliant.

Using our experience advising SaaS businesses of all sizes, we help to get your service level, partnership and reseller/distribution agreements in place efficiently and without delay to allow you to enter the market swiftly and in the best possible position.

Clear advice in a complex sector

The growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) has revolutionised the way customers access software, speeding up installation and simplifying the delivery model.

Our experienced team work with businesses from start-ups to global IT providers. With a deep understanding of the sector and the particular challenges, SaaS clients face, we support clients through every stage of their business lifecycle.

Delivering and procuring SaaS can be a complicated process. We’ll work alongside you, protecting your rights, keeping you compliant and providing tailored advice to help you meet your objectives.

Our industry knowledge means we are well placed to support both sellers and users of SaaS. From engaging with clients, suppliers or subcontractors, to drafting contracts and negotiating terms, our SaaS specialists are here to support you throughout.

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We produce a quarterly newsletter, Tech Law, which covers the latest news and developments impacting the technology sector.

Each issue features articles from our specialist technology advisors covering a range of issues including cryptocurrencyintellectual propertycyber lawdisputes and international impacts.

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Hear what our clients say about us

Nicola has a lot of knowledge in the crypto market.

Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2024

Nicola works in an un-rivalled way, from my personal experience. She is patient, tenacious, 100% committed, always there when you need her (often at the drop of a hat) and excels in her field. I’d thoroughly recommend her!

Nick Proctor CEO of Amber Energy

The team quickly and effectively: 1) Identified the level of my experience with IP legalities 2) Understood the particular applications of the technology under development and therefore potential associated commercial risks 3) Communicated the situation and options clearly, demonstrating deep prior relevant experience of similar experiences.

Legal 500 2024 – Intellectual Property

Inger is pragmatic in her approach and works hard to simplify and ease the process. She is a pleasure to work with.

Technology Angel Investor – Inger Anson

Inger has provided excellent support and strong advice with clear explanations. Her commercial understanding is second to none and her negotiation skills are of the highest standard.

Cleantech Investment Manager – Inger Anson

I cannot recommend Nicola McNeely highly enough. I have never engaged a more professional, polished, knowledgeable and commercially astute lawyer in my career.

Legal 500 – Nicola McNeely

We have worked with Clare for many years, during which time she has supported us through a wide range of challenges, large and small, always providing a frank, pragmatic, balanced, detailed and friendly approach, helping us to understand the key legal issues at play and strategies to get the best outcomes.

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