Information Technology

The complex and highly technical nature of transactions in the information technology (IT) space requires an equally broad and sophisticated understanding in order to implement them effectively. Working with SWA, you profit from the most up-to-date insights of highly talented professionals whose background in the field leaves you in the most reliable hands.

The breadth of IT transactions covered is far-reaching and includes:

  • Licensing (including software, data, intellectual property, technology, and know-how)
  • Development and joint development
  • Distribution, OEM and VAR arrangements
  • Systems integration
  • Outsourcing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Employee proprietary information and non-competition restrictions
  • Escrow (for source code, manufacturing materials, and schematics)
  • Joint ventures
  • Material transfer
  • Maintenance and support
  • Manufacturing and supply
  • Consulting
  • Nondisclosure
  • Disaster recovery
  • Technology transfer


Engagements Have Included

  • Representing companies on large and long term development and outsourcing projects.
  • Advising software development companies in relation to the use and distribution of products incorporating open source code and applications.
  • Assisting IT companies in negotiation of complex computer system procurement and development contracts.
  • Counseling technology companies in connection with the licensing, distribution and commercialization of products.
  • Advising companies on development of multiple alliance arrangements.
  • Developing data use and transfer strategies for companies.
  • Advising SaaS companies on security, privacy and licensing issues.
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