A Harrogate businessman whose work with the IT industry has won him national acclaim has been sharing his expertise on the international stage.
Paul Berwin, managing director of Berwins Solicitors and head of Berwins Digital, the firm’s dedicated IT division, delivered a presentation to Israeli IT companies at the UK Ambassador’s residence in Tel Aviv earlier this week.
The event was supported by UK Trade and Investment and Mr Berwin spoke about the interaction of technology and the law.
Paul Berwin in Israel this week
Mr Berwin explained:
Israel’s IT industry is booming at the moment with much of the development work for Google, Microsoft and Intel being carried out there.
There are more companies on the NASDAQ based in Israel than in Europe, India and China combined so this was a fantastic opportunity.
Berwins Digital already has a number of IT clients in Israel and also works with technology firms in Australia and Finland. Mr Berwin said he hoped to do a lot more work with Israeli businesses following this week’s event.
Listed by Chambers UK as one of the North of England’s leading IT lawyers, Mr Berwin became one of the first solicitors in the country to gain top level accreditation from the Society of Computers and Law earlier this year and is involved with a number of specialist regional industry groups including Harrogate Digital, Agile Yorkshire and Think Yorkshire Software Development.
Mr Berwin explained further:
This week’s presentation was a first for Berwins Digital but judging by the reaction of the business leaders who attended there is a real demand for more knowledge in what is an extremely complex area and I hope to return to run further specialist IT seminars in the future.