Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Online Harms regulation – getting closer?

The Government’s much anticipated response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation has finally been released but those seeking clarity at this stage may be left scratching their heads. It appears to represent no more than an indication of the Government’s direction of travel under considerable media pressure to ensure that “something must be done” […]

Baker Botts loses tech trio to expansive Brown Rudnick

Brown Rudnick has picked up three lawyers from US rival Baker Botts in London, as it aims to ramp up its corporate technology capabilities. Partner Neil Foster is making the move to Brown Rudnick after nearly nine years at Baker Botts. Joining from Fieldfisher in 2011, Foster specialises in corporate transactions, covering M&A, venture capital and […]

Talk

CMS, DLA and Osborne Clarke lead on CityFibre’s £200m acquisition

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, DLA Piper and Osborne Clarke have all bagged roles in CityFibre’s latest acquisition in the network infrastructure sector. CMS advised the buyer on the acquisition of FibreNation from telecoms and network provider TalkTalk Group, which was in turn counselled by teams from DLA and Osborne Clarke. Corporate partner Katie Nagy […]

The digital evolution of Baker Mackenzie, a Turtl case study

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie have positioned themselves as The New Lawyers – a breed that embrace innovation to give clients confidence in these volatile and uncertain times. In this context, the firm’s marketing function has committed to evolving their digital maturity, bringing strategies and tactics in line with the firm’s brand message. This […]

Eversheds bags tech partner from US firm

Eversheds Sutherland has taken on a new technology partner from Morgan Lewis & Bockius, just under a month after it lost its innovation chief. Simon Lightman moves to Eversheds’ commercial practice after just over a year at Morgan Lewis. He joined the US firm’s outsourcing and commercial transactions practice from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, alongside […]

Communication Satellite Orbiting Earth

Satellite company instructs DLA Piper in late fees bust-up

DLA Piper has been handed the mandate by a satellite provider, as it brings a claim against a middle eastern advertising agency over a 2017 contract. Hampshire based Arqiva Limited entered into an agreement in March 2017 with Dubai-headquartered Alliance Media for the delivery of up-linking and satellite capacity services. The agreement stated that Alliance […]

Latham bags DLA partner in fifth lateral hire of 2019

Latham & Watkins has hired a partner from DLA Piper in a bid to expand its sports and entertainments practice in London. Patrick Mitchell is to join the US firm after nearly 15 years at DLA. He joined the firm as a senior associate in 2005 and was promoted to its partnership in 2017. Prior […]

Ashurst

Ashurst jumps on fintech bandwagon with accelerator launch

Ashurst has set up a new accelerator programme for up to 30 fintech companies, following similar efforts made by firms such as Allen & Overy, Slaughter and May and Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has launched FinTech Legal Labs, which will be run in its new London headquarters in the Fruit & Wool Exchange. It is […]

telecoms

Magic circle duo lead on £2bn sale of UK telecoms business

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have bagged roles on a deal that sees Cellnex Telecom, the largest infrastructure operator for wireless telecommunication in Europe, buying Arqiva’s telecoms towers business. The co-head of Clifford Chance’s corporate practice in London Melissa Fogarty and corporate partner Joel Ziff led for the magic circle firm, alongside associates Adam Dalton and […]

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Shearman lands role on latest billion-dollar media merger

Shearman & Sterling and Gunderson Dettmer took the lead advisory roles as Vice Media revealed its plans to acquire counterpart media company Refinery29. Vice, which is known for its reporting of issues that are not tackled in the mainstream media, acquired the online publisher Refinery29 which mostly targets female audiences. The combined value of the […]

Motorola

Wachtell and Simpson Thacher reprise roles on Motorola’s tech investment

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett came together again to advise Motorola Solutions and Silver Lake, respectively, on the extension of their partnership. The technology-focused private equity firm started its investment in Motorola’s data and telecomms equipment provider back in 2015, investing $1bn in the company, and in this recent deal […]

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