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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

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 find constructive solutions to them. Complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and those with significant regulatory challenges are a particular strength for our TMT team.

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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

   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.


   The Future of Fintech Asia, Hong Kong. Adrian Fisher participated in an
interactive panel session.

   FinTech week 2015, London. TMT partners, Richard Cumbley and Julian
   Cunningham-Day, presented the popular session ‘Datageddon: Data
   Disasters and How to Avoid Them’ and Financial Regulation partner, Daniel
   Csefalvay spoke on Surviving The Regulatory Jungle: Opportunities and
   Risks for Fintech. 

   Artificial Intelligence - Legal issues beyond the peak of inflated
, London. Presented by Global Head of TMT, Richard Cumbley,
   and Counsel PSL, Peter Church. To read more please click here.

   Investigating a serious cyber attack – a new set of skills? Hong Kong
   Dispute Resolution partner, Gavin Lewis, participated in this panel
   discussion at the Global Investigation Review international conference.

   Connected Cars, Brussels. Our automotive and telecoms, media and
   technology groups, in conjunction with FTI Consulting, held this hugely
   interesting and topical seminar.

   TMT Finance World Congress, London. M&A panel discussion How will
   mergers and acquisitions change the market?, chaired by Global Co-head,
   Telecoms, Media and Technology sector, Iain Fenn.

   Writing digital history: game changer policies for a connected Digital
   Single Market
, European Competitive Telecommunications Association’s
   annual conference, Brussels. Competition partner, Gerwin Van Gerven,
   chaired the panel ‘Regulation,competition and re-monopolisation in Next
   Generation Access (NGA)’. ECTA is the leading pan-European telecoms
   association promoting market liberalisation and competition in the European
   communications sector.

   Mobile Apps in a Connected World, Brussels. Hosted by our Brussels TMT
   and IP team, the session identified a number of key legal issues (including
   privacy, intellectual property, contractual framework and liability) to be
   considered when developing and exploiting a mobile application.

   Mobile World Congress 2015, Barcelona and Shanghai. Members of our
   TMT sector team attended these mega events.

   What every lawyer should know about cyber security, London. 250 people
   registered to hear Richard Cumbley, Peter Church and Head of ISS Strategy,
   Planning Solution, Doug Twining, provide a practical overview of where things
   went wrong in a range of recent high profile data breaches, along with
   a primer on the cyber security tools that could have saved the day and legal
   developments in this area.

   TMT Finance & Investment M&A conference, London. Corporate/M&A
   Partner Roger Barron chaired the M&A panel and Brussels Competition
   Managing Associate, Sibel Yilmaz, chaired a panel on regulation, competition
   and spectrum, as well as a round table discussion on telecoms merger
   control issues in the EU.

   TelecomFinance 10th Annual M&A conference, London. Iain Fenn chaired
   the M&A panel.


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

    Media & Telecoms 2016 and Beyond conference, London, 8 March, Linklaters is a proud co-sponsor of this Deloitte and Enders Analysis invitation only event.

    TMT Finance & Investment Asia, Singapore, 9 March. Corporate/M&A Partner, Sophie Mathur, will chair the M&A Panel: How will mergers and acquisitions change the Asia market?; TMT Managing Associate, Adrian Fisher will chair the Fintech roundtable.

    Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 22 – 26 February. The world’s largest mobile technology conference.

    Fintech Week, London, July 2016.
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