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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications Lawyers

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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Renaud Dupont
Man­aging Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Renaud specialises in copyright, trademarks and patents. His clients include multinationals in the retail, media and chemicals sectors.He has broad experience of both contentious and non-contentious intellectual...
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Tom De Cordier
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Before joining CMS Tom worked at Allen & Overy where he started his career in October 2000, was then promoted to senior associate in May 2007 and to counsel in May 2011.Tom is a seasoned technology lawyer...
Dirk Van Liedekerke
Dirk Van Liedekerke
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Dirk specialises in EU and Belgian competition law and telecommunications law. With more than twenty years of experience in these areas, his expertise ranges from advising major EU public operators on...
Tom Heremans
Tom Heremans
Part­ner
Belgium, Brussels
Tom specialises in copyright, trademark and patent law, advertising and marketing, Internet and electronic commerce, media and technology, privacy, distribution law and commercial litigation. His clients...
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Romain Alderweireldt
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Romain specialises in EU and Belgian competition law (abuse of dominant position, cartels and merger control) with a focus on the Electronic Communications and Media sectors.Since 2004, Romain deals with...
Thomas Dubuisson
Thomas Dubuisson
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Thomas specializes in data protection, intellectual property (IP) and related rights, and ICT. Thomas's experience includes both contentious and non-contentious work. After graduating from Law School...
Deven Dobbelaere
Deven Dobbelaere
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Deven specializes in Information Technology law, Data Protection & Privacy, and Intellectual Property matters including Trade Marks, Copyright, Unfair Trade Practices and Media law. Deven advises national...
Matthieu van Lierde
Matthieu van Lierde
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Matthieu van Lierde is an Associate in the EU & Competition Group.He joined the Brussels Bar in 2012, and specialised within the law firm Olswang in EU and Belgian competition law, new technology law...
Janick Van Daele
Janick Van Daele
Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Janick joined CMS in 2019 as a Junior Associate and is a member of the Tech & Data law team. Within the CMS team, Janick works on data protection analyses and provides advice on specific legal issues...