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.
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
expectations, 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
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.