Marcus Andreen
Technology and privacy

Commercial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience working with start-ups, early stage ventures and established businesses

Who I am

With a background working for City law firms and then in-house, I now provide legal support and advice to start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses in the technology sector.

My clients are successful, innovative businesses, looking for proportionate and creative solutions to their legal requirements.

I understand the importance of taking a commercial and when required pragmatic approach to get projects done, within budget and on time.

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CJEU decides that downloaded software is a sale of goods, not services

Background In 2013 The Software Incubator was appointed by Computer Associates as a sales agent to promote and market Computer Associates’ application service automation software, which was deployed by CA’s customers to manage applications across data centres.  The software was downloaded by customers directly from Computer Associates’ servers, subject to a perpetual licence which restricted […]

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What’s happening with SCCs? – Part 3 (UK SCCs)

Part 1 and Part 2 of the What’s been happening with SCCs? updates have tracked the EU’s and the UK’s progress in developing standard contractual clauses (SCCs) to deal with the transfer of personal data to third countries, i.e. countries that are not considered to have an ‘adequate’ level of data protection, as well as […]

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My background

I set up in 2004 with the aim of providing SMEs with an outsourced, pay-as-you-go, in-house counsel service.

Prior to setting up on my own I worked as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Eyretel plc, a supplier of digital voice recording solutions, acquired by Witness Systems and now part of Verint (2000 – 2003).

Before joining Eyretel I was Commercial

and Legal Director at Mobile Systems International Limited (MSI), a mobile network software vendor (1998 –2000).  And before MSI my first in-house job was as Legal & Commercial Manager at Synon, an application development software vendor (1996 – 1998).

Going further back, I trained at Ashurst, qualifying in 1992, and then worked as a City lawyer before going in-house.

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