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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Belgium

Fuelled by increased consumer demand for cutting edge products and low-cost services, your business is faced with the constant battle to offer ‘more for less’. Innovation is key, but you need to overcome significant regulatory and commercial hurdles. For the past two decades, our team of over 100 specialist partners in 33 countries has been exposed to every risk and challenge you face in the TMC sector such as IP infringements or anti-trust issues. This means we understand the industries in which you transact including telecommunications, technology, sourcing, sports and media as well as data protection and are able to develop innovative solutions for you.

Technological convergence coupled with the rapid spread of new technologies has opened up a wealth of opportunities in your industry and you must move swiftly to capitalise on them. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to spot and pre-empt legal difficulties before they arise. From M&A to investment and financing, from tax to licensing and product liability, from intellectual property to employment and environmental issues, from network sharing to outsourcing, our multi-disciplinary teams can help guide you towards the most commercially successful outcome.

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"They are very strong technically and legally, solution-driven and cost-efficient."

Feedback from a client - Chambers Europe, 2017

"Respected offering in the IT sector, acting on a range of local and cross-border matters. Covers a broad range of technology work including transactions, advisory and litigation work. Bolstered by the firm's strong IP practice and extensive European network. Recently merged with Olswang's former Brussels team, adding impressive strength and experience in telecoms and media work, particularly in relation to regulatory and contentious aspects. Clients praise the firm's well-rounded offering.”

Chambers Europe, 2017

“Dirk Van Liedekerke, who joined CMS recently as part of the recent merger with Olswang in Belgium, is a leading name in the telecoms space, acclaimed by peers as "a real expert" with whom "everyone likes working."

Chambers Europe, 2017

“[Tom De Cordier is] very approachable and clear in what the necessary steps are."

Feedback from a client - Chambers Europe, 2017

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