Technology Law

Protecting your interests and intellectual property in a complex and dynamic tech environment.

In the rapidly developing and expanding fields of technology, media and telecommunications, it is essential for businesses to find legal practitioners who understand technology and can deal with the increasingly regulated legal environment.

Our team, with its strong expertise and experience in technology (ICT) law, will guide you through an often confusing and complicated landscape. They can advise you on the legal issues associated with new applications of existing technologies and the introduction of new technologies as the law around them continues to evolve.

The team is led by an attorney who is also a former software developer who has the technical experience to give practical advice on technology matters. Where required, our technology team works in collaboration with our litigation and corporate & commercial department.

Technology Practice Areas

  • Software licensing, assignments, development, maintenance and support
  • Software as a service (SaaS) agreements
  • Cloud-computing agreements and advice
  • Service level agreements
  • Software escrow agreements
E-commerce and related
  • General Website and E-commerce terms and conditions
  • Hosting and co-location
  • Internet service provider terms
  • Mobile application (app) terms including store term compliance
Consumer services
  • Consumer Protection Act and consumer law generally
  • Direct marketing and spam
  • Online competitions
  • Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) advice
  • Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) advice
Privacy / data protection
  • POPIA compliance
  • Privacy implications of commercial relationships
  • Data processing
  • Operator agreements
Procurement and supply
  • Hardware procurement and supply
  • OEM agreements
  • Software procurement
  • Technology outsourcing
  • Technology services contracts
Human resources
  • Communications policies
  • Security policies
Dispute resolution
  • Domain name disputes
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Software audits and licensing disputes
  • WASPA complaints
  • ISPA complaints
New and emerging technology
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Corporate structuring
Media & Entertainment
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Content development
  • Marketing agreements
  • Management and label agreements
  • Performance and booking agreements
  • Talent agreements – artists, actors, social media influencers, and other talents
  • Media licenses and releases
  • Advice and enforcement of advertising standards
  • Sports events terms
Social Media & Content
  • Training on rights, obligations and legal risks and consequences
  • Protection of rights, including dealing with privacy, defamation, harassment, hate speech and cyberbullying
  • Take down notices
  • Revenge Porn (Films and Publications Amendment Act)
  • Civil damages
  • Criminal charges for crimen injuria

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