Telecom Media & Technology

In the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) sectors innovation is the key to staying in business. New products and services can raise legal issues that call for creative legal solutions. Still, it is important not to make matters more difficult than they need to be. Experienced legal professionals are trained to identify where a legal sophistication may be required, and, just as important: where not.

Simple where possible, innovative where needed

NautaDutilh combines in-depth knowledge and understanding of its clients, their technology, and the TMT sector with a pragmatic approach to resolving legal issues: simple where possible, innovative where it serves the client’s interests. The international Chambers and Legal 500 guides have praised our team for their dedication to clients and their businesses, speed of action, and practical, high quality consultancy services. To achieve this, the team has developed a highly effective approach to making use of its technical and international experience.

Taking ICT legally 'back to the basics'

We offer the full range of legal advice to the TMT sector. This includes preparing, negotiating, and handling legal proceedings involving ICT contracts for software development, licensing, maintenance service and support through to outsourcing, cloud, apps and e-commerce. We assist clients in the telecom sector with regulatory issues; from the acquisition of mission critical permits to the outsourcing of complete networks. Permits are essential, also in the media sector, and we assist with the process of content licensing. The Telecom, Media and Technology sectors have frequently relied on our assistance with leading mergers and takeovers.

Track record

  • We assisted a large telecom provider with two recent auctions;
  • We assisted a large ICT offshoring company with the outsourcing of software development by one of the top three Dutch banks;
  • We assisted a number of Dutch broadcasting channels with legal action regarding government funding.