iLaw is a premier London law firm which specialises in working alongside businesses that make, sell, use or license drones, robotics, AI and other emerging technologies.
Innovation is at the heart of iLaw and the businesses we support. Since our foundation, we have focused on technology and intellectual property. Our clients range from Dragons’ Den household names to Silicon Roundabout start-ups, and we work with them throughout their life cycle.
We match the quality of service delivered by the legal giants but with a significantly more competitive pricing structure, reflecting the streamlined and specialist nature of our firm.
Supporting businesses that operate, manufacture or sell drones
We can support your business with a wide variety of legal services, including:
- Protection of IP
- Financing of R&D or other costs
- Terms and conditions for the sale of drones
- Agency, franchise or distribution agreements to market drones in new markets
- Employment contracts with key personnel, ensuring that inventions vest in the company
- Commercial contracts for the manufacture of drones or components by third parties or subcontractors
- Advice on the legal liabilities of companies, directors and shareholders and how to mitigate them
Supporting the sale or purchase of a drone business
Our M&A experts assist with all aspects of the sale or purchase of a drone business, ensuring that targeted due diligence is performed and catering for the key commercial issues in the transaction documentation.
We are happy to tie our fees to the outcome of the process, aligning our interests with yours and ensuring that the focus is on getting the deal done.
Supporting joint ventures in the drone sector
The pace and scale of the development of drone technology are such that organisations will frequently need to partner with others.
The partners may be needed for the provision of expertise or capacity in a relevant area, to inject finance or to help with the oversight and roll out of a project.
Many projects need to be set up as joint venture to harness the expertise and finance being contributed by the partners, and it is crucial to structure the project in the optimal way, taking into account of tax and other factors. A new joint venture company will often need to be established.
There is no one-size-fits-all model and it is crucial that each transaction must be built upon a robust contractual bedrock.
Supporting funders to the drone sector
We advise investors, whether they are contributing funding by way of debt or equity, on the financing and any associated security documentation.
Supporting the resolution of disputes in the drone sector
iLaw can assist parties with structuring their contractual arrangements to minimise the risk that a dispute will arise and to provide the best chance of achieving an amicable resolution of any dispute that does occur.
Litigating in court should usually be a last resort. Expert determination, mediation and arbitration are all avenues that can result in amicable solutions, as well as being far speedier and more cost-effective in most cases.
Our experts are also on hand to help sort out any difference of opinion that might arise between the parties. With our positive and constructive approach and wide knowledge of the sector, we are used to securing quick and effective outcomes.