Technology, Media & Telecoms

A very significant part of Peppe Santoro’s legal practice over the past 10+ years has been focussed in this industry sector and that remains the case today. Venture Legal Services can offer its clients a deep understanding of their businesses in almost all sectors from Web 2.0 to fabless semiconductor design and from the design and manufacture of telecommunications hardware to the delivery of information technology services.

The firm’s practice includes advisory activities in relation to significant technology projects and the firm brings to bear a keen appreciation of the potential pitfalls when entering into a significant outsourcing or service provision. In addition, Peppe Santoro is never afraid to offer a recommendation as to a particular approach when a difficult issue arises.

A particular hallmark of the firm’s practice in this area is the use of plain English and the avoidance of ‘legalese’. We strive to make the complicated simple and we do all that we can to avoid making the simple complicated. The firm’s clients appreciate this and the Testimonials offered by Peppe’s current and past clients further testify to the firm’s approach in this regard.

Current and past clients have ranged from globally-recognised multinationals to one and two man start-ups and Peppe is able to tailor his approach to the needs of both of those types of clients (and all those in between).

Representative engagements include:

  • acting for a Fortune Global 500 telecommunications company in all Irish legal matters;
  • advising a $20m VC-backed start-up from incorporation to Series B;
  • advising many customers and suppliers of technology services on procurement, licensing, service provision, outsourcing and related issues;
  • advising several leading internet media properties on a variety of commercial and brand protection issues; and
  • advising on the generation, licensing, exploitation of intellectual property in these IP-driven sectors.