29 September 2014

Mishcon de Reya launches a new service: Mishcon Tech

In response to the rapid technological innovation and disruptive technology that now govern and continuously alter the business landscape, Mishcon de Reya has today launched a new service – Mishcon Tech.  

With the advancement of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data, FinTech, 3D Printing, wearable tech and Bitcoin, businesses and governments are facing constant challenges to keep up with market developments and new legislation required to protect the manufacturer/retailer and consumer. The need for businesses and governments to embrace these changes securely and protect their data is more important than ever. Mishcon Tech is designed to connect Mishcon's clients with the legal services they will need throughout the lifecycle of their tech focused business, but to also connect them to Mishcon's network of clients, contacts and advisors.  

Traditional funding is becoming increasingly elusive to start-ups, and consequently a whole new era of lending is emerging; notably through venture capitalists, private equity houses, family offices and HNWIs. Therefore, another component of Mishcon Connect is to connect clients to Mishcon's pool of contacts in the private capital arena.

Adam Rose, a technology Partner in the Corporate Department and Head of International Development at Mishcon, commented:

"Whilst we are well-known for the legal services we deliver - such as intellectual property and commercial contracts, raising finance, mergers and acquisitions and IPO – we have long added significant value beyond this. We understand the critical issues in the lifecycle of tech focused businesses, as well as the added pressures that working in a dynamic, hi-speed, fast growth environment demand. Through Mishcon Tech we are using our position as a well-connected law firm to provide rapid and effective solutions for our clients."

Adam became Head of International Development in August this year.