Mayer Brown's Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice provides a comprehensive range of services to technology, telecommunication, Internet, media, satellite and broadcasting clients across the globe.
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.
Chambers Global 2015
"A globally significant practice with demonstrable capability to succeed in complex proceedings".
Chambers UK 2012
"Mayer Brown houses a dynamic telecommunications practice that is well served by team members with experience of working in-house at leading TMT enterprises."
On client service, sources say “Mayer Brown provides an excellent service - nothing is ever a problem.”
Chambers USA 2011
“It maintains its position at the cutting edge of the industry, advising clients on the use of new technologies.”
Sources say: "The team is excellent. They have brought value in every engagement we have retained them in."
Chambers Asia 2011
"Thanks to the firm's impressive global capabilities, the team is able to draw on complementary departments including IP and corporate to provide clients with a total package."
Chambers UK 2011
"Mayer Brown is commended for its “excellent transactional advice,” and advises on corporate, IP, finance, competition, employment and real estate matters in the telecommunications industry."
Chambers UK 2010
"Clients are impressed with this London group’s commercial and pragmatic advice, technical proficiency in outsourcing and access to greater resources and wider practice areas."