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The use and importance of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) in everyday life has increased exponentially, and with it, the need for insightful bespoke legal advice. In an increasingly converged TMT world, we recognise the traditional boundaries don't always apply and can draw upon our insights and understanding from different corners of the market (and globe) if that's what the deal requires. With a footprint across Europe to Silicon Valley and Shanghai, as is the case for the sector as a whole, our activities are not necessarily constrained to a single geography.

Our lawyers are immersed in the TMT sector.  They have deal experience, but also deep relationships in the sector.  What do my sector peers do to tackle this (if anything)? What are the deal norms? What is the actual risk?  We understand the challenges you face and, as creative problem solvers, we are equipped to smooth your path to success.

From high-growth challengers to the established sector player, the firm offers a full service to clients in the TMT sector across all legal disciplines. We recognise that clients want fast access to efficiently combined expertise.  We believe that understanding how to combine and deploy the right expertise for any given situation via our cross service-line sector specialists is one of the things that makes Fieldfisher stand out in the TMT sector

The individual sub-sector pages on this site give further examples of the actors and users of TMT that we represent together with some examples of prior deal experience.  If you're interested in why our Sector leadership distinguishes Fieldfisher and, would like more detail about our business and the scope of individual services and leading specialists we can draw upon please visit the pages and sub-pages linked from the following:

 

Notable deals / highlights

Technology

  • Advising the UK business of interactive entertainment giant Nintendo on the creation and launch of its UK direct-to-consumer online retail store

  • Advised Mobistar, one of Belgium's largest telecommunications company, on a major transformation and outsourcing project of its entire IT department.

  • Representing Yelp Inc. in a number of proceedings in Germany related to injunctions against the recommendation and ranking mechanism of the platform

 Media

  • Advising the BBC on £560m licence fee contract.

  • Advising Elvis Presley Enterprises on bringing High Court proceedings in the UK, and successfully obtaining summary judgment against an ex-licensee in respect of unauthorised use of Elvis Presley Enterprise's trade marks on CDs of Elvis remixes.

Telecommunications

  • Advising Motorola Inc and Motorola Mobility in its defence of a claim brought by an operating partner involving services in multiple jurisdictions in EMEA and the Americas.

  • Advising the Ministry of Communications of Turkmenistan on a deal to build and launch the country’s first communications satellite.

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