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Practices

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sector group comprises lawyers from all legal disciplines who have significant experience of working with clients in the TMT sectors.

The firm offers a full service to clients in the TMT Sectors across all legal disciplines, including corporate, commercial, finance, intellectual property, tax, real estate, employment, litigation, data protection and competition/regulation. Over the past decade the use and importance of TMT in everyday life has increased rapidly. As such the need for bespoke legal advice by practitioners who understand the industry and its issues has grown exponentially.

Our Telecommunications sector clients include telecoms mobile virtual network operator, handset manufactures, retailers, banks, infrastructure, industry associations and regulators.

Our Media sector clients include major studios, broadcasters, financiers, film and television production companies, distributors, international sales agents, publishers, rights holders and digital media businesses.

Our Technology sector clients range from high-profile international and household names to governments and NGOs. They include: internet and mobile service providers, online retailers, adtech businesses, big data and data analytics businesses, software and web services providers, computer and consumer device manufacturers, computer and video games developers, infrastructure and technology service providers, cleantech companies, telehealthcare providers and financial services businesses. 

Lawyers within the TMT Sectors group have a particular interest in TMT Sector clients who are developing advanced TMT business models, in fields such as technology-driven media, social media, e-commerce and m-commerce and gaming.


Notable deals 

Telecommunications

  • Advising Motorola Inc and Motorola Mobility in its defence of a claim brought by an operating partner involving services in multiple jurisdictions in EMEA and the Americas.

  • Advising the Ministry of Communications of Turkmenistan on a deal to build and launch the country’s first communications satellite.

Media

  • Advising Rocket Pictures on a variety of feature film projects in development including on rights acquisition and engagement of writers.

  • Advising on the on acquisition of mobile platform and product development firm Apsmart by Thomson Reuters. 

  • Advising Elvis Presley Enterprises on bringing High Court proceedings in the UK, and successfully obtaining summary judgment against an ex-licensee in respect of unauthorised use of Elvis Presley Enterprise's trade marks on CDs of Elvis remixes.

Technology

  • Advised and represented Google in its High Court litigation concerning key word advertising and ran cases brought against resellers of Adwords for trade mark infringement and passing off.

  • Advising the BBC on £560m licence fee contract. 

  • Advising Olympus Europa Holding GmbH on the outsourcing of their European IT infrastructure to Info AG.