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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.

Upcoming events

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

Event Highlights
2017

Linklaters wins Funds Team of the Year at Lawyer Awards!

We are delighted that our Investment Management Team won the Funds Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards which took place yesterday. The Lawyer Awards are the leading awards initiative within the legal calendar.

We are pleased that the quality and commitment of the team over the past year have been recognised.

Linklaters was also proud to be shortlisted for the Pro bono Initiative of the year.
Congratulations to all winners.

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

  • What is blockhain, 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)
  • Africa Tech Summit, London, April 2017. Linklaters was delighted to once again take part in the Africa Tech Summit, the leading African tech event in Europe, providing unrivalled insight and networking with the African tech ecosystem. Alexia Christie, TMT Partner from Linklaters’ alliance partner in South Africa, Webber Wentzel, delivered the opening keynote on ‘the Face of Fintech in Africa’. Kicking off the event, the evening before, our Speakers’ dinner sparked some lively conversation around the technology and the fintech scene across the continent.

    Fintech Week Tel Aviv, Israel, March 2017. Linklaters proudly sponsored the Blockchain, DLT & Smart Contracts day at the first-ever Fintech Week in Tel Aviv, part of the growing number of Fintech Week conferences which we have been supporting for several years now. Niranjan Arasaratnam, TMT Partner, Singapore, joined a stellar line up of speakers at The Floor, Israel’s flourishing fintech hub.

    Deloitte Media & Telco 2017 and Beyond, London, March 2017. Linklaters was once again a proud co-sponsor of this Deloitte and Enders Analysis invitation-only event, which brought together over senior industry leaders.

    TMT Finance Asia, Singapore, Feb 2017. This event brought together key telecom, finance and strategy leaders from across this rapidly developing region. Linklaters Corporate partner, Sophie Mathur, chaired the headline M&A panel discussion; and Adrian Fisher, TMT Counsel, chaired a session on Fintech in Asia - Who is leading investment in Asian Fintech?

    2016

    TMT Finance World Congress, London, December 2016. Linklaters took part in this annual 2-day event which brought together key players from across the communications and media industries to hear their views on investment strategies for the future of communications and media globally. Iain Fenn chaired the always popular M&A panel; and TMT partner, Georgina Kon chaired the roundtable discussion on digital health.

    Fintech Festival, Singapore, November 2016. Linklaters was delighted to participate in this inaugural event hosted by The Monetary Authority of Singapore. Organised in partnership with the Association of Banks in Singapore, the week-long Festival – the first of its kind in Asia – brought together a series of distinct, back-to-back fintech events. The Festival provided a platform for collaborations, connections and co-creations within the fintech ecosystem in Singapore and around the region. For our summary of some of the key highlights from this event, click here.Going Digital III, London, 26 September. The third in our series of highly topical breakfast briefings. TMT Finance Europe, Munich, 18 October. Corporate partner, Timo Engelhardt, lead the panel discussion ‘How will mergers and acquisitions change the Central and East Europe TMT market?’. TMT Counsel, Konrad Berger, hosted the roundtable discussion on ‘Datacentres and Cloud - Who will lead growth and consolidation?’.

    FinTech Week, London, July 2016. Linklaters was, for the second year, 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. London FinTech in Quotes - our wrap-up of the Week's events.

    Data and Cyber Security for Financial Services

    Blockchain Q & A: regulatory perspectives

    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.

Contacts

Julian Cunningham-Day

Partner

(44 20) 7456 4048

 

Iain Fenn

Partner

(44 20) 7456 3164

 

José Giménez

Partner

(34 91) 399 6150

jose.gimenez@linklaters.com

 

Robert Henrici

Partner

(49 69) 71003 472

  

Devonee Welch

Sector Manager

(44 20) 7456 5771

devonee.welch@linklaters.com

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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