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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Singapore

Our TMT team is the top-ranked media and technology practice in the region. It has several lawyers ranked by the leading directories for their expertise in this sector and is the only international law firm in Singapore to be ranked in the top tier for this category of work by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

CMS lawyers are media industry experts, not just legal experts. Partners Andrew Stott and Matt Pollins sit on the Regulatory & Antipiracy Committee of CASBAA, the representative body for pay TV in Asia. Matt Pollins is the elected Chair of CASBAA 2020, and industry body that counts members such as Disney and 21st Century Fox. The team helped to found the Asian Sponsorship Association, bringing together brands and rights holders.

Our lawyers are passionate media specialists which ensures that our advice reflects the very latest trends in media.

We advise on:

  • Buy and sell side investment opportunities
  • Market entry, navigating FDI restrictions and working with local partners
  • Compliance with local content and advertising regulations
  • Antipiracy strategy, from due diligence on target sites, through to an assessment of the legal case, drafting of appropriate cease and desist documentation, and, if needed, enforcement through the courts or other authorities
  • Dispute prevention through stress-testing template contracts and advice on changes to increase their enforceability
  • Handling regional disputes
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    Data, Digital and Cyber Security

    With an explosion in smartphone adoption and rapidly-improving technical infrastructure, Asia-Pacific is undergoing a digital transformation, powered by new technologies. These developments present enormous opportunities for businesses – but also present new legal and commercial challenges.

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    CMS Singa­pore equIP
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    Dirk Van Liedekerke
    Jan 2018
    Net­work Shar­ing 3.0
    In­fra­struc­ture shar­ing and in­vest­ment 2017
    17/10/2018
    Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
    In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.
    27/09/2018
    Na­tion­al gambling au­thor­it­ies is­sue a de­clar­a­tion in which they raise...
    On 17 Septem­ber 2018, 17 gambling reg­u­lat­ors is­sued a de­clar­a­tion in which they raised their con­cerns re­lated to the blur­ring lines between gambling and gam­ing. The de­clar­a­tion iden­ti­fies four main areas of con­cern: skin bet­ting, loot boxes, so­cial casino gam­ing.
    07/06/2018
    In­de­pend­ent re­view of in­teg­rity in ten­nis
    In early 2016, the four or­gan­isa­tions prin­cip­ally re­spons­ible for gov­ern­ing pro­fes­sion­al ten­nis at the in­ter­na­tion­al level, the ATP, the WTA, the ITF and the Grand Slam Board (the "In­ter­na­tion­al Gov­ern­ing Bod­ies") ap­poin­ted an In­de­pend­ent Re­view Pan­el (the.
    17/05/2018
    Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Ro­bot­ics: From a La­bour and Tax Per­spect­ive...
    Mod­ern in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy, in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms and pro­duc­tion ro­bots are strongly in­flu­en­cing the work­ing world in the 21st cen­tury. Every­day tasks are already be­ing per­formed by in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms.