The world of technology is fast-paced and subject to continual and rapid change. To help you manage that change you need lawyers who have an exceptional depth of technical knowledge and who can react quickly and be responsive to your business needs. Maples and Calder has the relevant knowledge and expertise to help guide you through the issues that you are likely to encounter.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing has, in a very short time, revolutionised the maintenance and delivery of services and data while at the same time raising new levels of concern about the security of data maintained in the cloud. As a result, we have developed particular expertise advising on:

  • all aspects of SaaS, PaaS and LaaS
  • contracts for the supply or procurement of cloud computing services and their related service legal agreements
  • application of Data Protection Legislation
  • international Data Transfers
  • location of Servers
  • interpretation of EU and DPC Guidelines

Data Protection and Privacy

Data Protection and Privacy is an increasingly prominent and complex area of law that provides a real challenge to businesses, especially with the development and growth of cloud computing and the processing of data in multiple jurisdictions. Our expertise in this area extends to advising clients on the following:

  • Privacy Policies and Privacy Statements
  • Use of Cookies and Cookie Policies
  • Collection and Storage of Personal Data
  • International Data Transfers
  • Online Marketing
  • Registrations
  • Data Subject Access Requests
  • Communications with the Data Protection Commissioner
  • New Draft Data Protection Regulation
  • Data Breaches

E-commerce and the Internet

Our team has vast experience advising a variety of operators including ISPs, retailers, media companies and website and application developers with respect to all aspects of e-commerce and internet related matters, including:

  • Web Development and Hosting Agreements
  • Online Terms and Conditions of Sale
  • Corporate Information Required on Websites
  • Distance Selling Regulations
  • Consumer Issues
  • Betting and Gaming
  • Corporate Policies for Social Media and Bring Your Own Device ("BYOD")
  • Content Procurement and Distribution

Outsourcing and Managed Services

Our team has significant experience acting for both suppliers and users in the areas of IT outsourcing and the provision of Managed Services, including business process outsourcing. We are also experienced in dealing with outsourcing projects which have come to the end of their term and their transition to a new supplier or back in-house. In this regard, we regularly work with clients on contracts in relation to the following:

  • Information Technology
  • Voice, Data and Telecommunications
  • Business Processes
  • Back Office
  • Facilities Management
  • Our employment department is also able to advise on any TUPE or employment related issues that often arise in outsourcing contracts.

Procurement and Sale of Systems and Services

As an alternative to, or in conjunction with the use of cloud computing and/or outsourcing services, we advise suppliers and users with respect to the purchase and/or sale of equipment, systems, software and related services, with particular focus on:

  • Procurement of Equipment, Software and Services
  • Maintenance and Support Services
  • Systems Integration
  • Software Development
  • OEM Agreements



Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Simon Firth
work +1 345 814 5536
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Abraham Thoppil
work +1 345 814 5366

Cayman Islands

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Simon Firth
work +1 345 814 5536
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Abraham Thoppil
work +1 345 814 5366


Maples and Calder Dublin
Victor Timon
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Maples and Calder Dublin
Kevin Harnett
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Intellectual property can be the most valuable asset in a business and yet can be the hardest thing to protect and exploit. We have a proven track record in helping our clients succeed.

Simon Firth, Partner, Cayman Islands