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Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Familiar with the challenges of the sector, Lydian offers a complete range of legal services tailored to the fast-paced technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) sector.

Focus areas

Lydian offers the right answers to your questions: we combine specific knowledge and expertise in the electronic communications sector of our ICT team with a seamless and integrated collaboration with our other practices. 

Lydian’s ICT team advises corporations (both telecoms and other) on telecom regulatory issues, such as interconnection tariffs, public telecoms network ownership, and licensing requirements. 

We also advise on the full spectrum of telecom-related contracts  and related litigation, including:

  • MVNO contracts;
  • co-branding arrangements;
  • IRU agreements;
  • duct sharing agreements;
  • provision of broadband and telecom services;
  • dark fibre agreements;
  • collocation arrangements;
  • network support and maintenance agreements; 
  • agreements relating to the provision of telecom hardware.

Lydian’s ICT and IP practitioners are familiar with the specific requirements of media sector businesses. Lydian assists content owners, publishing and printing companies, advertisers, broadcasting companies (including TV and radio broadcasters), cable and satellite TV operators, internet service providers, music companies, film companies and games publishers.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • commercial, production, publishing and licensing agreements;
  • right of reply and liability issues;
  • marketing, product placement and unfair competition;
  • information governance and data protection;
  • media regulatory and pre-publication advice;
  • sponsorship arrangements;
  • strategic portfolio development;
  • joint ventures, M&A and divestments in the media sector;
  • (production) financing and tax issues.

Our ICT team advises companies such as developers, distributors and suppliers of hardware, software and IT services throughout the entire business life cycle. The combination of our thorough industry knowledge with multi-disciplinary expertise makes Lydian well placed to help you cope with today’s challenges and take advantage of future opportunities. 

Our areas of expertise include:

  • cloud projects (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS);
  • cybersecurity and cybercrime;
  • outsourcing (ITO, BPO);
  • OSS projects, compliance and risk assessment;
  • software license compliance issues;
  • technology procurement;
  • technology-driven transactions;
  • data protection;
  • dispute resolution;
  • e-commerce;
  • employment issues;
  • intellectual property issues;
  • M&A and divestments; 
  • financing and tax issues for technology clients.

Our Insurance & Reinsurance, Finance and ICT teams understand the opportunities and challenges faced by FinTech and InsurTech companies and can advise you on the interplay between technology, insurance regulation and financial regulation. Our expertise includes: 

  • information governance and data protection, including Big Data projects, cross-border data transfers and security issues;
  • strategic sourcing, including outsourcing;
  • cloud projects (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS);
  • trust services and infrastructures including electronic signatures and seals;
  • payment services and e-money;
  • protection of intellectual property;
  • technology licensing, development and procurement;
  • (mobile) app development, licensing and distribution;
  • employment issues;
  • mergers, acquisitions and divestments in the FinTech/InsurTech sector; 
  • financing and tax issues for FinTech and InsurTech clients.