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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

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Fuelled by huge customer demand for cutting-edge products and increased supply of pioneering services, the sectors of technology, media and telecommunications are each undergoing unprecedented change. Innovation is key, and so tech and telecoms suppliers, and creators and distributors of media, need to protect their investments and maximise their commercial opportunities.

Sector convergence coupled with the rapid evolution of new technologies has also opened up a wealth of opportunities in your industry and you'll be well aware of the need to adapt, diversify into new business lines, and often to grow, while all the time complying with new regulatory requirements.

To tackle these challenges head-on, lawyers like us who understand your sector, on an international basis make a real difference.

At CMS, our global team of specialist lawyers has been exposed to virtually every risk and challenge you face in the TMT sector and with our long-standing focus on Technology, Media and Telecommunications, we are best placed to deliver innovative solutions through our award winning disputes, corporate, IP, commercial, data privacy and security, employment and tax practices.

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"The firm offers specific TMT regulatory expertise and understands the business."

Chambers, 2017

"Pragmatic, reachable and uncomplicated."

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"Profound legal knowledge."

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