The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the English court has cross-border non-infringement jurisdiction.
Taylor Wessing has advised on a deal that will secure the long-term future of the former Olympic press and broadcast centre.
Taylor Wessing has added a fresh batch of data-protection-focused content to its Global Data Hub site.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance on ‘bring your own device’.
DLA Piper has acted for the Los Angeles Lakers in a putative class action brought by a ticket holder accusing the basketball franchise of sending unsolicited text messages.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has appointed Tetra Pak general counsel Maria Varsellona as its new legal chief following the exit of Joyce Norcini from the Finnish telecoms group.
Judgment of the UK Court of Appeal in the patent case HTC v Apple (Case nos. A3/2012/2043 and 2044) has been delivered.
The May 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence briefing is available now.
The April 2013 edition of DLA Piper’s Technology and Sourcing News (UK) briefing is available now.
Chris Appleby has been appointed as the new regional head of technology, media and telecommunications at Al Tamimi & Company.
Audio evidence: the power of sound download
The technologies available to deal with audio evidence are evolving rapidly.
This month’s issue focuses on the new Defamation Act 2013 and the Supreme Court’s view on browsing the internet without permission from the relevant copyright holder.
Krogerus is advising Finnish telecommunications company DNA on its acquisition of Digi TV Plus (known by the name PlusTV) from Sweden-based Teracom Group.
Appleby has won Technology, Media and Telecoms Deal of the Year at the Asian Legal Business China Law Awards.
Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance and Osborne Clarke (OC) have advised on Best Buy’s £471m exit from Europe
The EU digital commissioner, Neelie Kroes, has indicated that the EU plans to accelerate its proposals for a single market for European telecoms.
Addleshaw Goddard has released the 19 April 2013 edition of its Data & Information E-Alerts.
Olswang has acted for Scripps Networks Interactive in its acquisition of the Asian Food Channel.
The Financial Services Authority (now replaced by the FCA) took action against Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Ltd to wind it up ‘in the public interest’.
The federal government released Australia’s Satellite Utilisation Policy on 9 April 2013.
The Coalition’s long-awaited alternative plan for the NBN has substantial implications for the Australian telecommunications industry.
Taylor Wessing has announced that it has appointed Mark Owen to its international technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) group.
Young, dynamic industries such as the technology sector have perhaps felt rather smug that they are not embroiled in the complexities that surround pension provision.
Olswang has been recognised by Legal 500 in its 2013 EMEA edition.
Eversheds and Osborne Clarke (OC) have taken the lead UK roles on networking giant Cisco’s $310m (£205m) acquisition of Swindon-based technology group Ubiquisys.
This issue of Radar looks at privacy issues with apps on smart devices in the context of a recent Article 29 Working Party Opinion.
King & Wood Mallesons has advised Leighton Holdings on the sale of its telecommunications assets to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Hogan Lovells has gained an ECJ referral on behalf of client ZTE in its patent dispute with Huawei.
DLA Piper has released a summary of all of the firm’s rankings and editorial commentary in Chambers Global 2013.
BT has finalised a new ‘network’ of law firms to advise it around the world, with Carter-Ruck, Olswang, Sheridans and Wiggin winning spots.
Olswang has announced a series of partner promotions.
Truphone GC Greg Mappledoram has his work cut out to help the legal function keep pace with the business - it has just had a £70m investment from Roman Abramovich
Simmons & Simmons has advised Equinix on its acquisition of a data centre facility in Dubai and alliance with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company.
Olswang has been recognised by Chambers & Partners as one of only four band-one international TMT practices in Singapore in the guide’s 2013 Asia-Pacific edition.
Mr Justice Floyd has given two judgments in the case of Samsung Electronics v Apple Retail UK and others, concerning three patents owned by Samsung that were alleged to be infringed by Apple’s 3G devices.
Two partners at Olswang have been recognised by the International Law Office in its Client Choice Awards 2013.
Chadbourne promotes four attorneys to counsel in New York and Washington DC.
Pamboridis acts as head counsel for Hellas Sat purchase negotiations.
Akin Gump and Skadden scoop lead advisory roles as a eurobond issued by mobile phone operator Vimpelcom raises $2bn to refinance company’s debt.
Olswang’s arbitration team has been chosen to write the ‘Arbitration in the TMT Sectors’ practice note for LexisNexis’s new legal knowledge site, LexisPSL.
Krogerus has a leading technology, media and telecommunications practice in Finland. We regularly advise clients on challenging, complex and high-profile assignments.
The Telecom Media and Technology (TMT) practice group at Chadbourne & Parke is a team of experienced attorneys and regulatory consultants who provide a complete and co-ordinated approach to a range of matters.
Al Tamimi & Company has announced a series of partner promotions across the Middle East.
Our technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) team comprises lawyers with a diverse range of specialist skills, experience and backgrounds, which allows us to provide a complete regional solution to the legal services requirements of clients operating in the TMT industries.
Curtis counsels some of the telecommunications sector’s most prominent public companies, underwriters and governments.
Appleby has acted British Virgin Islands counsel to Garsdale Services Investment and USM Advisors in connection with the recent acquisition by MegaFon of its indirect 50 per cent stake in Euroset, Russia’s largest mobile phone retailer.
Simmons & Simmons has advised UK mobile telecoms company Truphone as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich pays £70m for a 23.3 per cent stake.
FTC announces important settlement with social networking app and releases new mobile app report download
The FTC announced a potentially groundbreaking settlement with the social networking app Path and released an important new staff report on Mobile Privacy Disclosures late last week.
Recent development in digital technology has rendered the borders between telecommunication, media and technology obsolete.
The decision to commission the construction and launch of a satellite system is a multi-year strategic decision for any entity, whether commercial or governmental.
Things are never dull in the fast-paced telecoms sector but 2012 was a particularly busy time for Telefónica UK as general counsel Edward Smith explains.
After a year chock-full of judicial review proceedings, what stood out most for Baker & McKenzie partner Tom Cassels (scroll down for video interview) was his ongoing role as adviser to the BBC Trust.
A City litigator has won back nearly £600 in data roaming charges incurred on holiday in Australia after successfully fighting T-Mobile over her new mobile phone contract.
Mayer Brown JSM and Slaughter and May have taken advisory roles on Cable & Wireless Communications’ (CWC) agreement to sell its controlling stake in a Macau telecom company to CITIC Telecom International for $750m (£466m) in cash.
RPC has won a three-way pitch to advise Ofcom on the bidding process for the auction of 4G mobile broadband bandwidth.
Latham & Watkins and Ropes & Gray have fielded London teams to advise on a deal that sees a consortium led by Goldman Sachs invest $1.1bn (£680m) to restructure the debt of Israeli telecoms group HOT-Telecommunications Systems as the company’s owner takes the business private.
Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have all clinched roles as Kazakh mobile operator Kcell looks to list in London and Kazakhstan.
DLA Piper and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are set to share an estimated £775,000 in legal fees after winning advisory roles on British Telecommunications’ (BT) acquisition of IT services company Tikit.
BT Group company secretary Andrew Parker has stepped down from the role, with his responsibilities passing to group general counsel Daniel Fitz.
US firms Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) and Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom took the lead roles on a deal that sees Japanese telecoms group SoftBank enter the US market by acquiring a 70 per cent stake in American mobile carrier Sprint Nextel.
The mobile technology sector is moving so fast that Telefonica UK counsel Edward Smith is always on call
TMT and sports firm Halebury has made a series of major hires in an ongoing recruitment drive ahead of a planned conversion to an ABS model.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell have joined Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng advising Hong Kong-listed China Telecom Corporation on its $13.4bn (£8.5bn) acquisition of 3G network infrastructure from its parent company.
Virgin Media general counsel Scott Dresser has resigned “for personal reasons” a little more than 18 months after taking on the role.
Paul Hastings, Slaughter and May and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have secured roles for longstanding clients on Samsung Electronics’ $310m (£198m) acquisition of UK chipmaker CSR’s mobile technology development business.
Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Olswang and Wragge & Co have all landed roles on a joint venture between O2 and Vodafone that will see the phone companies unite to create a single national grid in the UK.
BT has given Bird & Bird, CMS Cameron McKenna and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer an extra year on its commercial panel before it carries out a review originally due for next month.
Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) has added Ted Mercer to the firm’s London TMT sector group.
The head of BT’s real estate legal team Geoffrey Beedham, who took up his role just last year, is moving to a new role in the telecoms giant.
Beachcroft has picked up a partner from Eversheds following a successful pitch for work for telecoms giant O2.
The head of internet giant Yahoo! Sarl’s legal operations Grainne Brankin is leaving the company to join CBS Outdoor International (CBSOI).
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has advised the Azerbaijan government on the launch of its first communications satellite.
Wragge & Co has been appointed to the first-ever legal panel for Airwave, a company that helps the police and security services communicate without fear of eavesdroppers.
Mourant Ozannes has completed work on the fundraising for a $1.2bn (£770m) space satellite programme aimed at providing internet connections to global developing markets.
Siemens IT Solutions and Services, the IT and outsourcing outfit spun off from global electronics company Siemens, has appointed a new UK general counsel.
US duo Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have landed the prize mandates on a deal to create a $21.5bn (£13.58bn) mobile phone group.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has signed its second five-year deal with a major client to manage its legal needs.
Deutsche Telekom has taken its new head of legal from Ashurst’s Frankfurt office.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has hired Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Europe legal chief as its general counsel.
Telefónica O2 UK has restructured its senior in-house legal team, promoting Ed Smith to head of the group.
Taylor Wessing has named Alcatel-Lucent corporate counsel Patrick Clark as its new head of telecoms, replacing Ted Mercer who joined Edwin Coe earlier this year.
BT group general counsel Anne Fletcher has stepped down, with former Misys general counsel Daniel Fitz poised to take over her role.
Vodafone Group has appointed a new general counsel to replace Stephen Scott, who is to retire after 30 years with the phone company.
Clifford Chance and Norton Rose are advising on the potential merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK in a deal that would create the largest mobile phone operator in the UK.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been instructed by South African company MTN Group to advise on its merger with mobile operator Bharti Airtel.
CARPHONE Warehouse is preparing to split in two, with the high street retail arm separating from the TalkTalk telecoms business.
Avanti Communications Group has appointed Patrick Willcocks to the newly-created role of general counsel.