No part of the global economy moves faster than the technology, media and telecommunications ("TMT") sector. Technical developments never stop, market innovation constantly tests existing legal frameworks, consumer behaviour is in uncharted territory; and the cross-border nature of much of the business brings its own international challenges. It's an intensely competitive field, and working with the right law firm brings critical commercial advantage. Our global footprint has been built to serve our TMT clients who demand globally scalable, in-region, in-sector peers to deliver effective and efficient strategic legal support.
TMT is a primary sector focus for Mayer Brown, and we are well placed to help our clients excel. Coupled with international reach, deep industry knowledge and extensive technical legal capacity, we understand the myriad business needs of the TMT sector. With on-the-ground teams in the key centres directing commercial and regulatory policy in Washington DC, Brussels, London, Hong Kong and Beijing, we take an informed and pragmatic approach to real issues - our practical understanding underpinned by technical knowledge and strategic vision.
Our TMT relationships tend to be long-standing, and our clients come to rely on our perspective, analysis and judgment in general strategic terms as well as in individual matters. We work side by side with client teams, using our industry knowledge and legal understanding to anticipate and assess challenges in the marketplace and regulatory arena, crafting innovative responses and taking decisive actions.
We can build bespoke teams from our international network of TMT lawyers to deal with any situations our clients face, and every client benefits from Mayer Brown's formidable global resource base. This includes former government officials with direct responsibility for TMT matters in key jurisdictions, as well as a significant number of team members who have been employed in or seconded to companies in the TMT sector.
Our TMT practice covers the full range of transactional activity from M&A to commercial and financing agreements, to litigation and regulation; and takes in related niche areas from data protection to IP.