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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers

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. Partner Matt Pollins sits on the Regulatory & Antipiracy Committee of CASBAA, the representative body for pay TV in Asia. Matt Pollins is the elected Chair of CASBAA 2020, and industry body that counts members such as Disney and 21st Century Fox. He helped to find 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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Toby Grainger
Toby Grainger
Man­aging Part­ner
Head of Corporate and Indonesian Desk, Singapore
Singapore
Toby is the Managing Partner of the Singapore office and also heads the Corporate team and Indonesian desk. Toby‘s Technology, Media and Telecommunications transactional experience and strength contributes...
Babita Ambekar
Babita Ambekar
Part­ner
Head of India Desk, Singapore
Singapore
Babita is a partner, based in our Singapore office, specialising in cross border M&A, capital raising, new market entry, joint ventures and restructurings across Asia Pacific.Babita has an established...
Sarah Hanson
Sarah Hanson
Part­ner
Singapore
United Kingdom, London
Sarah Hanson is a Partner in the technology team and is a representative on the management committee of the CMS Commercial Law Group as well as being an active member of the firm’s Technology, Media...
Sheena Jacob
Sheena Jacob
Part­ner
Singapore
Sheena is a leading technology lawyer with a strong cybersecurity, media, privacy and data protection practice at CMS Holborn Asia. Holding double international privacy certifications from the IAPP, Sheena...