Sector Focus

With many of our lawyers having worked inside Technology, Media & Telecommunications companies and a fluency in the technologies that drive our clients businesses, we are able to offer a level of TMT understanding that is hard to match.

Our internationally recognised Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice is a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers with specialist skills covering all aspects of the TMT sector including commercial/transactional, regulatory, corporate/M&A, finance, competition, outsourcing, employment and pensions, intellectual property, dispute resolution, real estate and tax advice. This broad coverage of the sector means we are perfectly positioned to advise TMT suppliers and their customers on any legal or commercial issues they may be facing.

With a proven track record in advising clients across all three sub-sectors of TMT - from start up companies to some of the sectors largest players - our lawyers have been involved in some of the industry's landmark cases and deals and advise regularly on sector defining projects.

This level of industry focus, when coupled with our corporate credibility and international reach is of clear benefit to our clients. By being fully immersed in our clients commercial landscape, we are able to reflect their business drivers in the solutions and advice we provide, positioning us as trusted business advisors. 


Comcast and NBCUniversal

  • on the acquisition of Teeofftimes and a majority stake in international children’s channel, Kidsco.

China Telecom

  • on its investment in the SJC 8,300km subsea cable system.

GiffGaff (the Telefónica backed Mobile Virtual Network Operator)

  • on its joint venture with peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter to establish a bespoke credit process for purchasing mobile phones.


  • across Africa in relation to bandwidth and content distribution network regulation.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc

  • in connection with Company Names Adjudication actions and in relation to IP rights generally and in particular in connection with the JAMES BOND suite of marks.

MTV Networks

  • in relation to trade mark matters including in relation to the recovery of domain name for Comedy Central.


  • „on a variety of communications service agreements across Asia and the Middle East.


  • in a lead and coordinating role in respect of the EU design right and patent issues in their dispute against Apple - in one of the most high profile IP disputes that has taken place anywhere in the world between two of the world’s largest sellers of consumer electronics.


  • in its defence against two claims brought by Nokia in the High Court of England and Wales for antitrust damages.


  • on its £2bn sale of Airwave, its £17.8bn bid for O2, on the £1.2bn landmark outsourcing to Capita and on its successful multi £ billion bid to provide M2M communication services to the UK energy smart meter programme.

Virgin Media

  • on a broad range of commercial matters (including networks transactions, procurement, B2B customer deals, key strategic partnerships), on several major outsourcings including the £100m outsourcing of the operation and maintenance of its voice and data network to BT, the £600m outsourcing of call centre services to IBM and the programme to roll out TiVo enabled PVR and VOD services.

Specialist expertise


  • we act for a full range of companies including cable, mobile and satellite companies, domestic and international operators, industry associations and service providers
  • we advise on every aspect of specialist communications and regulatory work, including significant wet and dry infrastructure projects, interconnection issues, establishment issues for new market entrants, access issues such as local loop unbundling and the impact of EU legislation.

Internet / ecommerce

  • we advise internet service providers, start-up and established businesses on issues such as online contracts, branding, linking and framing, data protection, copyright and consumer protection as well as acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • we represent clients across the B2B and B2C sectors including banks, shopping portals and gaming sites.

IT / ebusiness

  • we advise on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious technology issues
  • we have significant experience in public procurement for large scale IT projects along with the more traditional outsourcing, software license and maintenance agreements
  • clients range from government departments through to software providers and internet start ups.

Broadcasting & New Media

  • we advise on content and transmission for government and industry. In particular we have provided advice on issues ranging from broadcasting law, regulation and policy to interactive television and WAP content deals.