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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications


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.  Matt Pollins sit on the Regulatory & Antipiracy Committee of CASBAA, the representative body for pay TV in Asia. He is the elected Chair of CASBAA 2020, and industry body that counts members such as Disney and 21st Century Fox and 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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    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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    12 April 2019
    CMS Hol­born Asia re­cog­nised as TMT firm of the year in South­east Asia by...
    21 May 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Autonom­ous Vehicles
    This CMS Ex­pert Guide brings to­geth­er ana­lys­is from leg­al ex­perts across our in­ter­na­tion­al net­work on the leg­al re­quire­ments that must be ob­served for test­ing and us­ing AVs at dif­fer­ent levels of auto­ma­tion.
    03 July 2020
    Pro­tocol for On­line Case Man­age­ment in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
    As ar­bit­ra­tions are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly glob­al­ised, with par­ti­cipants loc­ated across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions, parties are con­stantly look­ing for ef­fi­cient ways to com­mu­nic­ate and share doc­u­ments and in­form­a­tion...
    10 May 2018
    CMS crowned TMT Firm of the Year for the re­gion at SE Asia Law Awards
    CMS is pleased to be re­cog­nised as the top TMT law firm in the re­gion at the Asi­an Leg­al Busi­ness (ALB) South­east Asia Law Awards 2018 held in Singa­pore on 10 May 2018.
    03 February 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G reg­u­la­tion and law
    5G: Across coun­tries, some tech­nic­al para­met­ers are com­mon; the same can­not be said for reg­u­la­tion. Find here a guide about the key 5G re­lated reg­u­lat­ory po­s­i­tions be­ing taken in 40 jur­is­dic­tions.
    25 June 2020
    COV­ID-19 amend­ment Bill passed to en­hance re­lief for SMEs
    On 5 June 2020, Par­lia­ment passed the COV­ID-19 (Tem­por­ary Meas­ures) Amend­ment Bill (the “Bill”). Through the Bill, the COV­ID-19 (Tem­por­ary Meas­ures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) passed earli­er in the...
    6 February 2018
    CMS launches “equIP” de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme for Singa­pore’s tech­no­logy com­munity
    In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS today an­nounced the launch of “equIP”, a pro­gramme of spe­cial­ist leg­al ser­vices and dis­coun­ted ad­vice, tailored for Singa­pore’s grow­ing star­tup and scale-up com­munity. This of­fer­ing, first launched in the UK and amongst the firs
    24 June 2020
    Singa­pore is­sues new Na­tion­al E-Com­merce Stand­ard to build trust and trans­par­ency...
    On 12 June 2020, En­ter­prise Singa­pore (ESG) and the Singa­pore Stand­ards Coun­cil (SSC) launched the na­tion’s first set of prac­tic­al stand­ards in the form of Tech­nic­al Ref­er­ence 76 (TR 76) to provide...
    Jan 2018
    Net­work Shar­ing 3.0
    CMS is de­lighted to be present­ing this third edi­tion of its study on the shar­ing of tele­com­mu­nic­a­tion net­works in the EU and se­lec­ted ter­rit­or­ies around the world. Down­load here!
    23 June 2020
    APAC Monthly TMC Up­date – June 2020
    China Stand­ard pub­lished to guide the clas­si­fic­a­tion of cy­ber­se­cur­ity pro­tec­tion levels The long waited "GB/T 22240-2020 In­form­a­tion Se­cur­ity Tech­no­logy - Clas­si­fic­a­tion Guide for Clas­si­fied Pro­tec­tion...
    13 November 2017
    Ana­lys­ing FinTech 2.0: CMS re­leases white­pa­per ex­amin­ing trans­form­at­ive...
    The dis­rup­tion of the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tor by FinTech in­nov­a­tions has re­volu­tion­ised the way in which fin­an­cial ser­vices are con­sumed and has res­ul­ted in a surge in value to end-users. Con­sumers now en­joy ac­cess to ser­vices that were pre­vi­ously un­ava
    15 May 2020
    Singa­pore pri­vacy reg­u­lat­or is­sues pub­lic con­sulta­tion to amend its data...
    On 14 May 2020, the Min­istry of Com­mu­nic­a­tions and In­form­a­tion (MCI) and the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion (PDPC) re­leased an on­line pub­lic con­sulta­tion on a draft Bill pro­pos­ing changes to the...