Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Netherlands

DLA Piper loses Dutch IP team to NautaDutilh

DLA Piper’s head of IP and technology in the Netherlands, Joris Willems, has left the firm for Dutch independent NautaDutilh with a team of three lawyers. In the latest team move in Amsterdam, IT law specialist Willems has become a partner of Amsterdam-headquartered NautaDutilh and will lead its technology group. His move comes following a […]

Mbappe

Clifford Chance caught up in collapse of football TV rights deal

Advice provided by Clifford Chance to France’s football league is under the microscope after a tender deal collapsed last year. In 2018, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) agreed to the second-largest TV rights deal in Europe, worth €1.15bn per year. The majority of the tender was awarded to Spanish company MediaPro, which won an €814m […]

ITV kicks off first panel review since 2016

ITV has started its first panel review under the helm of general counsel Kyla Mullins, who joined the broadcaster in 2019 from EasyJet. It marks the first review conducted by Mullins, who took over the legal function of the broadcaster from Andrew Garard, who announced he was stepping down after nearly a decade in the […]

WorldRemit GC goes back to private practice

The general counsel and group company secretary of WorldRemit has left after little more than one year to lead the fintech practice of Burges Salmon. Martin Cook has been appointed as head of fintech at the UK firm, marking his return to private practice after a career largely developed in corporates. Cook will be a […]

Monzo Bank

Taylor Wessing holds grip on Monzo in latest fundraising

Taylor Wessing has steered digital bank Monzo through its second fundraising in a matter of months, totaling a combined £125m, despite losing a key corporate tech team last year. A Taylor Wessing team spearheaded a cash injection of £60m that marks an extension of a previous £65m round held last June. The backers in the […]

RPC leads on launch of Facebook’s oversight board

RPC has acted for Facebook on the creation of its independent oversight board, which has launched just in time for the US general election. The oversight board is intended to serve as an independent check on the social media giant’s moderation decisions. It is composed of independent members from around the world, who will make final and […]

Bank Station London City

Wilson Sonsini adds fourth tech partner in London

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has added a new partner to its London offering, bringing in the chief operating officer of Checkout.com. The US tech-focused outfit has hired Joshua Kaplan, who spent three years at the online payments provider. He will help the firm deepen its relationships in the fintech market, assisting startups internationally as […]

social media

Former Mishcon partner leads Facebook claim over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Milberg London has sent a pre-action letter to Facebook on behalf of a million users of the social media site relating to the Cambridge Analytica breach. Facebook You Owe Us will commence legal proceedings today against the social media giant. Former Mishcon de Reya partner James Oldnall, who moved to Milberg in the summer, is […]