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TMT

As one of the pre-eminent TMT practices in the UK, Germany, France, Middle East and Asia Pacific we are renowned for providing TMT solutions aligned with the business needs of our technology and telecoms clients. Typically our work stretches across the UK, throughout Europe and worldwide, and focuses on structuring IT programmes; enabling innovation and business transformation; addressing under-performing contracts and litigating to secure recompense for project failure. Both the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories consistently rate us as one of the top technology and outsourcing law firms in the jurisdictions in which we advise.

Key Contacts

Other key TMT contacts

We deliver legal solutions to the providers of Technology, Media and Telecoms products and services in all of the following areas:

Protecting and exploiting Intellectual Property assets
Intellectual Property is at the heart of the TMT industry and we work closely both with clients offensively and defensively to maximise their IP portfolios. More information about our experience and detailed services is available here.

Growth and funding
In the fast changing global TMT market, it is essential that business leaders have the appropriate legal vehicles and funding structures to position their company. More information about our experience and detailed services is available here.

Human Resources
Dealing with all legal aspects of your own and your customer’s workforces is fundamental to creating a successful TMT business. More information about our experience and detailed services is available here.

IT Disputes
IT projects and operations rarely deliver best value for either customers or suppliers during their whole lifecycle without some form of renegotiation. Sometimes disputes between the parties can lead to a termination. More information about our experience and detailed services is available here.

Complex procurements
The provision of services and equipment is the lifeblood of most TMT businesses, but in a fast moving technology landscape the way in which firms bid, deliver and structure their delivery is vital to long term success success. More information about our experience and detailed services is available here.

Case Studies

  • Acting as the sole legal adviser to the Department of Culture Media and Sport's (DCMS)  DCMS £530m BDUK project to deliver the fastest possible broadband network in Europe across the UK by 2015.  This is a striking example of the team's ability to work with clients to deliver a cutting edge procurement project that will make a vital contribution to the Government's economic growth agenda.
  • Advising BAE Systems on the re-procurement of its IT services, to include managed networks across multiple business groups in the UK and North America. 
  • Defending the global number one pay TV set-top box and gateway manufacturer, Pace Plc, in a headline UK patent litigation case initiated by Technicolor concerning a global dispute over the main technical standards for digital compression. Five patents were litigated. We invalidated three of the patents before trial and then reached a successful settlement on the remaining patented technology.