TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

United Kingdom

Fuelled by increased 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, globally, has been exposed to virtually every risk and challenge you face in the TMC sector, including sector-specific regulation, IP infringement, data protection and anti-trust issues. With our long-standing focus on this sector we understand the industries in which you transact and are well placed to develop innovative solutions for you.

Sector 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, businesses need to spot and pre-empt legal difficulties before they arise. Our clients range from high growth businesses, start-ups and their investors to government departments and authorities, multinationals and major domestic companies.

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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Their geographic spread globally and in the UK is really useful and makes them quite unique.

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    The communications sector is undergoing a fundamental and rapid evolution, with new digital companies accompanied by challenging long-standing business models, runaway technological development, convergence, disruption and significant change to the regulatory landscape. Deregulation in certain areas is going arm in arm with greater regulatory control in others, such as data breach,consumer privacy and merger.

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    The UK is at the forefront of FinTech development worldwide. Powered by increasing competition, an encouraging regulatory environment, the development of new technologies and new uses for existing ones, and improving data richness and availability, FinTech is changing the way customers engage with financial services providers.

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    The UK boasts the largest broadcasting hub in Europe, the leading online advertising market in Europe, one of the world’s largest music industries in terms of exports, and the fastest growing digital economy in the G20.

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    Sports law is a complex maze, from acquiring and exploiting media and content rights, sponsorship, branding and endorsements contracts, over licensing and merchandising, management agreements and team contracts, to venue use agreements, ticketing, catering and hospitality. The industry also faces a complex array of regulatory, socio-political and legal challenges, including a renewed focus on fairness, transparency and anti-bribery and corruption.

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    Over 15% of all new businesses formed in the UK are digital. New technologies and technology uses are disrupting traditional, and enabling new business models and processes, driving efficiency and competition. Fintech, regtech, robotic advice, robotic process automation, blockchain, IoT, wearables, smart-grid and smart cities, AI, automation, intelligent transport and telemedicine (e-health) are at the leading edge of this growth. 

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