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Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Keeping top telecommunications, media and technology companies on the leading edge

The world’s leading telecommunications, media and technology companies rely on Dechert to advance their goals by resolving disputes, executing transactions, handling regulatory actions and investigations, and advising across the range of corporate and intellectual property matters.

Our clients compete in all parts of the technology sector, including broadcasting, cable and satellite, computer hardware and software, data privacy, electronics, Internet, media, semiconductors, telecommunications and many other areas. Clients appreciate that Dechert’s ranks include lawyers with direct sector experience, including a former GC and COO of a publicly traded U.S. technology company and the lead EU negotiator for the WTO telecommunications agreement.

We guide technology companies through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and diverse agreements and contracts having guided such deals as Singapore’s Lazada Group in its sale of a controlling stake to China’s Alibaba. This transaction earned Dechert “M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia” honors at The Asia Legal Awards (2017). Dechert lawyers have completed dozens of deals and investments in the technology sector over the last few years.

Protecting Client Interests and Ideas

Dechert represents technology client companies and their leaders in civil and criminal investigations, actions and prosecutions in the U.S. and abroad including numerous purported violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. We’ve been a “go to” firm defending one of the largest technology/software companies in numerous litigations and arbitrations over the last decade. We also counsel various manufacturers regarding transfers of encryption software and technology.

Clients appreciate our broad intellectual property capabilities, which include patent litigation and counseling, and international trademark and copyright matters. In addition to enforcing clients’ IP rights, our litigators and dispute resolution teams handle complex antitrust, product liability, class action and labor disputes for technology companies.

Experience

Among the telecommunications, media and technology clients we have represented are:

  • Acer 
  • Airbnb
  • Fox News Network
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hitachi Limited
  • Lazada Group
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • MetroPCS 
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Monster Worldwide
  • Orange, formerly France Telecom
  • Samsung
  • Siemens Industry 
  • The Boeing Company
  • Universal Pictures Rus LLC
  • Verizon
  • WebMD Corp.
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