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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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    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
    Help­ing start-ups scale
    Con­nec­ted Asia
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G
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    02 October 2020
    BRI - View from APAC
    The Asia-Pa­cific re­gion (APAC) has seen ex­tens­ive Belt and Road (BRI) in­vest­ment already, and prom­ises much more.But our sur­vey of BRI par­ti­cipants in APAC re­veals un­ex­pec­ted levels of am­bi­val­ence about some as­pects of BRI pro­jects.Can these po­ten­tial dif­fi­culties be tackled in a way that will ad­dress con­cerns about is­sues such as trans­par­ency and sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and en­cour­age the great­er in­volve­ment of in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses that China hopes to see? And how are the un­pre­ced­en­ted prob­lems of 2020, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes, af­fect­ing the pro­spects of BRI?Our APAC re­port looks at is­sues in­clud­ing:Dif­fi­culties in BRI pro­jects ex­per­i­enced by APAC par­ti­cipants, and the po­ten­tial for resolv­ing these.The ef­fects of Cov­id-19 on BRI.Mit­ig­at­ing BRI risk and man­aging dis­putes.Po­ten­tial trends in the fin­an­cing of BRI pro­jects.The sec­tors at­tract­ing the most in­terest among BRI par­ti­cipants.The im­pact of BRI 2.0.
    21 May 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to autonom­ous vehicles (AVs)
    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.
    22 October 2020
    Singa­pore set to in­tro­duce man­dat­ory breach no­ti­fic­a­tion un­der data pro­tec­tion...
    This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. On 5 Oc­to­ber 2020, the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion (Amend­ment) Bill (Bill) was in­tro­duced in...
    12 April 2019
    CMS Hol­born Asia re­cog­nised as TMT firm of the year in South­east Asia by...
    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.
    20 October 2020
    APAC Monthly TMC Up­date  – Oc­to­ber 2020 
    China Guid­ance on re­quest­ing App sys­tem ac­cess per­mis­sion by TC260 On 20 Septem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al In­form­a­tion Se­cur­ity Stand­ard­isa­tion Tech­nic­al Com­mit­tee (TC260) pub­lished the Prac­tice Guid­ance on...
    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.
    02 October 2020
    Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive: the view from Asia-Pa­cific
    The Asia-Pa­cific re­gion has seen ex­tens­ive Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) in­vest­ment already, and prom­ises much more. BRI con­tin­ues to evolve des­pite cur­rent head­winds, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and...
    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 September 2020
    APAC Monthly TMC Up­date  – Septem­ber 2020
    China Draft pub­lished to reg­u­late com­mer­cial cryp­to­graphy The State Cryp­to­graphy Ad­min­is­tra­tion pub­lished the Draft Reg­u­la­tions on Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Com­mer­cial Cryp­to­graphy (Draft Reg­u­la­tions) and in­vited...
    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!
    18 August 2020
    SAL Law Re­form Com­mit­tee Re­ports on Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence
    The Singa­pore Academy of Law (SAL) Law Re­form Com­mit­tee (LRC) set up a Sub­com­mit­tee on Ro­bot­ics and Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (Sub­com­mit­tee), to re­view and make re­com­mend­a­tions on the ap­plic­a­tion of the...