Technology, Media + Telecommunications | Europe

It’s not surprising that we’ve been described as “the world’s premier IT firm”. We handle our clients’ most complex and transformative transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sectors. We operate as a gateway, supporting our European clients’ operations across the European, U.S. and Asian markets and acting as a hub for our non-European clients’ inbound investment and product strategies in Europe. We serve iconic brands and companies as clients, in a dynamic world where technology continues to evolve rapidly. It's crucial to work with a legal team that understands the technology and can both anticipate issues and work to resolve them creatively.

Given the amount of current and future legal change affecting the TMT sectors in Europe, we work alongside colleagues across the MoFo Europe offices to advise clients on the impact of those legal and regulatory developments – including for example changes due to Brexit, the General Data Protection Regulation and the EU’s Digital Single Market initiative.

Understanding What Drives the Client Need

We are proud to say that our clients include the most forward-thinking technology and media companies, whose services and products bring innovation to the way we live. We actively assist both established and emerging sector clients in creating and leveraging new technology platforms and harnessing evolving business models. We also advise a wide range of well-known technology-enabled companies on their technology investments and projects to implement technology. Clients tell us that they particularly value us for:

  • the truly global nature of our market-leading TMT team across three continents
  • our cross-border support on regulatory projects and roll-outs of new products, services and channels to market
  • experience they can access from our team who have advised on market-defining transactions
  • our ability to act as a hub for the resolution of their technology issues across Europe
  • our ability to integrate with Corporate, IP and data privacy experts at MoFo
  • identifying new ways of structuring deals when required
  • our ability to advise on cutting-edge technology when the applicable law and regulation is still developing.

Advice That Is Synonymous with Technology Globally

We recognise that the TMT market is multifaceted. Much of our added value to our clients derives from our understanding of how technology makes a difference within a particular sector or industry, and how industry-specific practices and regulations affect the implementation of technology solutions. We have market-leading expertise in:

  • Cloud Computing and As-a-Service Platforms
  • Copyright Exploitation
  • Digital Media and Digital Distribution
  • Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances
  • Life Sciences
  • M&A-related Technology Transactions
  • Media and Broadcasting
  • Outsourcing
  • Social Media
  • Software Licensing and Open Source Issues
  • Technology Licensing, Distribution and Supply Agreements
  • Film and Entertainment
  • Wireless and Mobility

Clients of our European TMT practice include: 1&1, Amadeus, Autodesk, Axel Springer, DocuSign, Eventbrite, Formula E, Fujitsu, Global E, GREE, Human Rights Watch, Konami, Korn/Ferry, Mattel, NNIT, Novartis, Oculus, Research in Motion, Softbank, Telecolumbus, Toshiba, Unity, and 20th Century Fox.

Chambers Global 2016
Global: Data Protection
Global: Outsourcing
Global: TMT
USA: Outsourcing

Chambers Europe 2016
Germany: TMT: Media

Chambers UK 2017
UK-wide: Outsourcing
London: Information Technology

Legal 500 UK 2016
IT and Telecoms
Commercial Contracts

Legal 500 Germany 2017
Media: Entertainment
Information Technology and Outsourcing: Data Protection

Vault Guide 2014
#1 Technology Law Firm

"They do things so quickly, they understand our requirements and they care about what we want. I feel really well supported by them and know we can rely on them."
Chambers UK 2017

"The team is very commercially pragmatic, very responsive and helpful and pleasant to work with."
Chambers UK 2017

“Knowledgeable, professional and commercially astute”
Legal 500 UK 2015

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