The growth of the internet and digital economy has thrown up a host of new challenges for organisations as well as putting a new slant on familiar issues such as data protection.

We advise organisations on a wide range of internet law issues relating to launching, developing or migrating to online platforms in both the B2B and B2C sectors.

The range of e-business matters on which we advise includes:

  • Online transactions
  • Website design, development, maintenance and hosting
  • Value-added services such as credit card processing
  • Linking, framing and revenue sharing
  • Intellectual property rights and their exploitation, including digital content licensing
  • Legality of content and take-down procedures
  • Disclaimers and website terms and conditions
  • Contract formation and sales terms and conditions
  • Record keeping and evidence
  • Privacy, privacy policies and data protection
  • Cookie policies
  • Consumer protection, such as distance selling
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Sector regulation and self-regulation

We act for public sector bodies and businesses across a range of sectors including financial services, retail, fashion, sport and gaming.

If you have any questions or queries please call Eddie on +44 (0)20 3036 7362 or email epowell@fladgate.com

Fladgate LLP’s team specialises in operational matters and commercial agreements across a wide range of sectors, and is led by e-business and IT expert Eddie Powell.

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Fladgate LLP handles soft IP litigation across the media and sports sectors, with particular expertise in publishing and e-publishing. The team also advises on data protection and security, e-commerce, digital media and social media. It acted for Monster Energy on a number of marketing and advertising campaigns. Digital Cinema Media, Odeon Cinemas and Parkway Cinemas are also clients. IP, technology and commercial specialist Eddie Powell heads the team. James Earl, who joined from Pinsent Masons LLP in 2016, leads the sports group; corporate lawyer David Robinson handles capital markets and M&A in the technology and publishing sectors. Commercial lawyer Alan Wetterhahn is also noted.

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  • One Delta PLC (now Audioboom Group PLC) – acquisition of Audioboom Limited, a digital social media audio platform, ‘the audio equivalent of YouTube’.
  • World-renowned shoe designer and retailer – advising on its e-commerce and data protection; preparing their ecommerce trading platform documents including terms and conditions and privacy policy.
  • JustEnough Software Corporation – advising this provider of CRM software in relation to their licences with UK based customers.
  • Website operator – all aspects of an online project which allowed hotel rooms to be resold by patrons.
  • Top-ranking forex comparison website – various issues relating to the roll-out of its e-commerce platform, including preparation of website terms and privacy policy and advising on data protection issues.
  • Football organisation platform – launch of its online platform including arrangements related to privacy and customers outside of the UK.
  • The Muse – preparation of user-specific terms and conditions and privacy policy for a new fashion website, themuse.tv. Muse provides users with a fashion community site, including content and chat relating to fashion, fashion videos and style guides.
  • Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH – acquisition of Recommended Hotels, an outsourced sales and marketing solutions company specialising in generating bookings for independently owned hotels, apartments and venues through online travel agents.
  • Reverse auction website – preparation of the website terms and privacy policy for a reverse auction website.
  • Forex trading services provider – proposed white label arrangements to enable it to offer branded online CFD trading and spread betting services to its clients via a third party trading platform.