Our global technology transactions and strategic sourcing lawyers have the market knowledge, legal experience and global presence to provide you with the highest quality legal services throughout the world.

Recognized by the legal directories as one of the preeminent practices and with vast global reach, our technology transactions and strategic sourcing practice concentrates on complex transactions and multi-party, high-value project work which frequently spans multiple jurisdictions. We focus on the development, protection, exploitation and use of intellectual property and technology-related assets through the stages of a company's growth, as well as the sourcing of strategic assets and services for use in a company's operations.

Our team has deep industry experience in a variety of sectors, allowing us to provide practical advice and innovative solutions along with market leading technical know-how. Our clients range from emerging companies to large global corporations.

Core areas include:

  • Cloud computing
  • e-Commerce
  • IP development
  • Licensing
  • Open source
  • Outsourcing
  • Procurement
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Technology transactions
  • Telecommunications

Our proprietary ASCENDANT methodology and its associated unique software tools continue to differentiate us in the market and allow us to deliver services cost efficiently to clients around the globe.

Our Global Sourcing Portal is an information gateway for both private and public companies that are involved with strategic sourcing initiatives including the outsourcing of key operations. Clients use the Global Sourcing Portal to access a range of proprietary tools that DLA Piper has developed while working on some of the world’s largest, most complex sourcing projects. These tools include:

Sourcing Contract Dashboard - An interactive, web-based contract assessment and reporting tool that answers the question “how good is this outsourcing contract compared to the market?”

Global Sourcing Matrix - A database that compares the key issues, risks and local laws associated with outsourcing in a number of countries around the world.

Requirements Builder - An interactive tool that streamlines the critical “requirements capture” process at the start of outsourcing projects.

Sourcing Reference Guide - This guide collates current best practices and thinking from our global team across a range of sourcing transactions. It enables clients to identify and resolve the key issues involved in a sourcing transaction, helping to achieve a commercially robust and successful, long-term partnership.

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