Practice/Industry Group Overview
TMT plays a fundamental role in the innovation and growth of any business. The evolution of global TMT convergence presents exciting new opportunities and challenges, including those arising out of cloud computing,
smart utility grids, wireless communications, open source, net neutrality, digital media, e-Health and next generation technologies. For every innovative opportunity created there is a counterbalancing challenge, risk
or threat to business that needs to be addressed. At Edwards Wildman, we help our clients manage these challenges, threats and risks.
Our multi-disciplinary global TMT practice group regularly assists clients in anticipating and navigating these challenges, risks and threats, with over 150 lawyers whose practices focus on a broad range of contentious
and non-contentious TMT-related work. Our TMT group members are based in the US, EU and the Far East and work on legal and regulatory projects and disputes spanning the globe. The breadth of our group extends
across many disciplines and its members are involved at all stages of the TMT lifecycle, including (click on each for more information): Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Licensing & Transactions, Mergers &
Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Communications, Privacy & Data Protection, Insurance & Reinsurance, Litigation (Antitrust/Competition Law), and Public Policy & Government Relations.
Our Technology Experience
We have one of the largest industry-focused Technology and Cloud Computing groups in the world. We represent customers and suppliers on all aspects of technology, outsourcing and cloud sourcing contracts and
disputes, in addition to representing both strategic as well as financial purchasers and sellers in transactions on a wide variety of technology-related projects. As emerging technology brings privacy and data
protection risks, our Chambers and Partners-recognized Privacy & Data Protection Group regularly provides strategic advice on how organizations can manage their global privacy and data protection compliance and
data breach management programs.
Our Media Experience
Our media clients are involved in both new and traditional media, including satellite, Internet, mobile, software, interactive games, virtual worlds, animation, motion pictures, print, radio, television, cable, video
programming, and special effects. We are active in a variety of media-related industry sectors, including Broadcasting, Cable, Entertainment & Gaming and our practice spans both contentious and non-contentious
matters. Our Advertising, Digital Media & e-Commerce team has particular strength in digital, mobile and social media, with expertise spanning across a number of our commercial, corporate and privacy and data
protection-related practice areas. Our experience includes contests, competitions and sweepstakes, social media promotions, user-generated content campaigns, alternative reality, online behavioral advertising,
Our Telecommunications Experience
Our team has the breadth and depth of experience and capabilities necessary to guide our clients through any investment, merger, acquisition, divestiture, or other strategic transaction, such as a spectrum auction,
joint venture, public/private partnership, leveraged buyout or spin-off. We also advise customers and suppliers on a wide range of commercial and regulatory communications transactions and disputes, including in
connection with managed services, co-location, interconnection and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) arrangements. We have a number of industry-focused groups, including Telecommunications and Wireless
& Satellite and our Privacy & Data Protection Group works closely with all related practice teams.
Our Other Industry Experience
Our combined expertise allows us to provide TMT support in several other industry sectors, including Aviation and Aerospace, Banking & Financial Institutions, Education, Energy, Infrastructure & Cleantech,
Government, Healthcare, Insurance & Reinsurance, Manufacturing & Retail Industry & Consumer Products.