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Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) 

Technological innovation is rapidly transforming businesses, markets and everyday life, and many of our clients are at the forefront of this digital revolution. Understanding our clients' business environment and strategic aims is key to providing first-class legal support.

Supporting clients across sectors and borders

Our global telecoms, media and technology (TMT) group is dynamic and forward-thinking. Our priority is to provide commercial, practical and innovative support to our clients.

In this increasingly interconnected, dynamic and demanding world, we understand the nuances of our clients’ evolving business models. As technological innovation permeates across industries, our global, multi-disciplinary sector teams work closely to support clients across a broad spectrum of cross-sector technology trends such as financial technology (FinTech) and digital health. Our advisers are not merely legal experts – they also know and comprehend our clients’ specific business and market conditions.

Multi-national telecoms, media and technology companies, banks and private equity houses rely on our global TMT sector team to provide specialist advice integrated across a range of legal disciplines. We pride ourselves on our ability to successfully bridge the gap between providing technology specialist advice and the global full-service offering, and we often find ourselves as the go-to firm when clients are broaching difficult and sizeable issues affecting their business. Regularly being on all sides of the table means that we are better able to understand and, more importantly, to anticipate issues and problems that may arise during the course of a project and to find constructive solutions to them. Complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and those with significant regulatory challenges are a particular strength for our TMT team.

Explore your options

To stay ahead, you need advice based on depth of experience, sound commercial judgment and multi-disciplinary expertise. Your legal advisers must have global reach and deep local market knowledge, not only in those markets where you are today, but also in those where you want to be tomorrow. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss ways in which we may be able to support your business ambitions.

Event Highlights


  Highlights from London Fintech Week
  Linklaters was proud to sponsor the Blockchain and Data and Cyber
  Security conference on Day 4 of the event. Click on the links below to view the
  videos of our sessions.

  Data and Cyber Security for Financial Services
  Blockchain Q & A: regulatory perspectives

   Finnovasia, Hong Kong. Linklaters co-sponsored this leading fintech event in
   Asia. Singapore TMT Counsel, Adrian Fisher, gave a keynote address on the
   topic ‘The Growth of RegTech: Why is it Becoming the Next Big Thing’, and
   Singapore Financial Regulation Counsel, Peiying Chua, provided her insights
   on the panel discussion around regulation vs innovation.

   The driverless revolution. A well-attended, cross-sector roundtable on
   autonomous vehicles was chaired by TMT Sector Leader Julian Cunningham-
   Day and included a keynote address by Iain Forbes, the Head of the UK
   Government Department for Transportation’s Centre for Connected and
   Autonomous Vehicles. Our Insurance Partners Duncan Barber and Victoria
   Sander, Automotive Sector Leader, Bernd Meyring, and Moscow Corporate
   Partner Hugo Stolkin all participated in this lively discussion.

   Digitising Financial Services: Assessing the regulatory response and
   implications for legal and compliance teams
. The second in our Going
   Digital breakfast briefings considered the ways in which the financial services
   sector is responding to challenges posed by developments in digitisation and
   the role of RegTech and FinTech in the current regulatory landscape. The
   session was presented by TMT Sector Leader, Julian Cunningham-Day, and
   Financial Regulation Partner, Sarah Parkhouse.

   Media & Telecoms 2016 & Beyond Conference. Linklaters was a proud co-
   sponsor of this Deloitte and Enders Analysis invitation-only event, which
   brought together 450 senior industry players. Corporate Partner, Iain Fenn
   provided one of the keynote speeches.

   TMT Finance & Investment Asia. Linklaters sponsored this event which
   brought together key telecom, finance and strategy leaders from across this
   rapidly developing region. Corporate/M&A Partner, Sophie Mathur, chaired the
   M&A Panel: How will mergers and acquisitions change the Asia market?; and
   TMT Counsel, Adrian Fisher chaired the Fintech and Data Centre roundtables.

   Digital as the New Normal: Managing the migration to digital contracting
   and compliance,
London. The inaugural session of our Going Digital
   Quarterly Breakfast Briefing series presented by TMT partner, Julian
   Cunningham-Day and Structured Finance Counsel PSL, George
   Gooderham. For more details, click here.

   Unleashing markets through digital transformation, Royal African Society
   Business Breakfast, London.


Julian Cunningham-Day


(44 20) 7456 4048


Iain Fenn


(44 20) 7456 3164


José Giménez


(34 91) 399 6150


Robert Henrici


(49 69) 71003 472


Devonee Welch

Sector Manager

(44 20) 7456 5771

Upcoming events


We need to talk about blockchain, London, 23 May 2017. Julian Cunningham-Day, Paul Lewis and Dan Turgel will host a client seminar to consider:

  • What is blockchain, distributed ledger and smart contracts? How do they work?
  • Examples of how the technology has been largely used to date
  • Examples of other applications of it, such as title to assets and identity authorisation (such as AML and KYC) 

London FinTech Week, 7 - 14 July 2017. Linklaters will once again be sponsoring the blockchain conference at London Fintech week. This series of conferences, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties bringing together some of brightest minds in financial technology.


Media & Telecoms 2017 & Beyond, London, March. Linklaters will, once again, sponsor this invitation-only event which brings together senior players from across the industry 

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