Technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) play a fundamental role in the innovation and growth of any business. For every innovative opportunity created by TMT products or services, however, there is a counterbalancing challenge, risk or threat to business which needs to be addressed. Increasingly, we are seeing the creation of commercial opportunities being accompanied by new regulatory challenges, additional commercial risks and an ever-increasing threat of cyber intrusion.

Our global TMT practice group regularly assists clients in anticipating and navigating these challenges, risks and threats. The breadth of our group extends across many disciplines including:

Our Technology Experience

We represent customers and suppliers on all aspects of technology, outsourcing and Big Data contracts and disputes, in addition to representing both strategic as well as financial purchasers and sellers in transactions on a wide variety of technology-related projects. With privacy and data protection risks increasing due to emerging technologies, our Chambers Global-recognized Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group is at the forefront in advising organizations on how to manage their global privacy and data protection compliance and data breach management programs.

Our Media Experience

Our media clients are involved in both new and incumbent media providers, including satellite, Internet, mobile, software, interactive games, virtual worlds, animation, motion pictures, print, radio, television, cable, video programming and special effects. We are active in a variety of media-related industry sectors, including broadcasting, cable, entertainment and gaming and our practice spans both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our advertising, digital media and eCommerce team has particular strength in digital, mobile and social media, with experience spanning across a number of our commercial, corporate, and privacy and data protection-related practice areas. Our experience includes contests, competitions and sweepstakes, social media promotions, user-generated content campaigns, alternative reality, online behavioral advertising, mobile app promotions and commerce, and the development of appropriate terms of use, sale and service, and privacy policies for web sites and mobile apps.

Our Telecommunications Experience

Our team has the breadth and depth of experience and capabilities necessary to guide our clients through any investment, merger, acquisition, divestiture or other strategic transaction, such as a spectrum auction, joint venture, public/private partnership, leveraged buyout or spin-off. We also advise customers and suppliers on a wide range of commercial and regulatory communications transactions and disputes, including in connection with managed services, co-location, interconnection and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) arrangements. We have a number of industry-focused teams, including telecommunications, towers, fiber networks, and wireless and satellite, and our Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group works closely with all related practice teams.

Our Other Industry Experience

Our combined experience allows us to provide TMT support in several other industry sectors, including aviation and aerospace, banking and financial institutions, education, energy, infrastructure and cleantech, government, health care, insurance and reinsurance, manufacturing and retail industry and consumer products.