What they say
"... Able to advise from startup to PLC . Have the sector and trade experience on the team. No other regional firm really has their depth or experience."
Legal 500 UK 2021
Our expertise in the TMT sector
We have been deeply engaged with the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sector for over 20 years. We have been pioneers in the region, challengers in London and the international markets.
We have developed our TMT offering over many years. As such, many of our lawyers have direct industry experience: we have musicians, music publishers and software coders in our ranks. Our partners are non-execs of technology companies and trustees of contemporary art galleries.
We act for suppliers and buyers of technology, telecoms operators and resellers, managed IT service providers, SEO businesses, creative and advertising agencies, web developers, broadcasters, authors, musicians, publishers, big brands and many others in this diverse and exciting sector.
We understand what it is you do and deliver the legal bit without overcomplicating delivery of the objective.
This is a fast moving sector and our lawyers keep up with it, regularly publishing white papers on cutting edge legal issues and contributing to submissions to government on new law.
Our clients send their people on secondment to us, and we send ours to them. This enables us to develop a deep industry knowledge and incredible relationships with our clients.
You need relevant advice delivered quickly. We won't sit on the fence. We will tell you what we think and what you should do.
The services we provide to clients in the TMT sector
What they say
"…very knowledgeable, accessible and accommodating."
Chambers and Partners UK 2021
We have worked with some of the largest ground-breaking technology, media and telecoms businesses in the country. We also support many TMT start-ups and fast-growth companies. The majority of our TMT clients are SMEs.
Operating in the TMT sector, your legal requirements will be diverse. You may require specialist advice peculiar to the sector, or more traditional services delivered with an understanding of what is important to you.
Our corporate lawyers will help you raise project funding, in relation to film financing for example. They will help you buy or sell your business, perhaps release some equity, but with an eye at all times on those elements of the transaction which they know may well arise in sector specific projects.
Our commercial lawyers will prepare contracts and trading agreements which manage your risk when getting your products and services to market, protecting revenue and intellectual property rights and ensuring the presence of effective conflict resolution provisions. They will not simply use the latest off the shelf precedent.
Our real estate lawyers are familiar with relocating TMT businesses and the specific requirements the transaction needs to deliver for you and your technology infrastructure.
As a TMT business, you will have heaps of IP, whether it be your brand, a patented invention, copyright in software code, music or film, confidential information or databases. Our intellectual property lawyers will help you identify the rights you have and need. They will devise and implement strategies for protection (through registration, effective documentation and agreements with those you allow to use your IP) and they will take swift action against anyone who infringes or steals your IP.
Our employment lawyers will craft contracts of employment which ensure that you retain and protect the valuable rights and information created by employees through your investment in research and development. They will also prepare effective agreements with contractors, often working overseas, to minimise your risks. They will also handle the immigration issues arising where you have an internationally mobile workforce.
If you find yourself in conflict, our TMT litigators have the experience and determination to find the right resolution for you.
If you operate in the TMT sector, we have a huge amount to offer in helping you achieve success.