McDermott provides comprehensive legal counsel to companies with interests in a broad range of TMT-related sectors, including mobile and fixed-line telephony, cable and satellite television, entertainment, film production and financing, software, hardware, outsourcing and telematics. In this complex arena, there is no substitute for firsthand experience: our lawyers have worked for years with TMT companies, in private practice and as in-house counsel.
We advise on mergers, acquisitions and other major transactions, negotiate and draft licensing, end-user and e-commerce agreements, consult on IT outsourcing projects, and provide guidance on regulatory compliance and government lobbying. We have significant international experience, having represented numerous companies in the process of entering and diversifying into North America, Asia, Europe and other international communications, media and technology markets.
Our lawyers have extensive experience representing telecommunications clients in major infrastructure and technology-development transactions, as well as traditional corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, divestitures and spin-offs. We help clients structure deals in a manner that takes full advantage of new business models, protects intellectual property assets, maximizes returns on investments, and minimizes legal, commercial and regulatory risks.
Our lawyers work closely with colleagues throughout the Firm’s offices and in other practice areas to provide our clients with a fully integrated approach to solving their legal challenges, wherever their business interests take them. Over the years, we have developed specific skills involving internet-related issues and technologies, including VoD, IPTV and VoIP. We have counseled companies across the spectrum of IT-related matters, and have drafted and negotiated numerous general software license, maintenance and support, ASP, VAR, end-user license, technical and professional service, CRM services, consulting partner, software development and software project agreements.
We also advise on agreements in relation to content distribution, search distribution, co-branding, cross promotion, web design, web hosting, hotline services and other internet backbone agreements. Our lawyers have extensive experience in copyright, data protection, antitrust and competition law, as well as general commercial law, and broadcast and media regulation. When disputes arise, we offer full-spectrum litigation and alternative dispute resolution advice on all regulatory and strategic questions relating to this constantly evolving market.
Managed Network Transactions
Infrastructure Acquisition and Development