In the TMT sector, our clients benefit from our firm’s traditional strength in corporate transactions and governance combined with our in-depth understanding of the distinctive requirements of the verticals that comprise the sector.
Clients appreciate our knowledge and track record in tech segments including software, security, cloud computing and e-commerce. Some of the largest cable, telephone, internet, media and advertising companies turn to us for guidance and representation. We are also a firm of choice for financial institutions and private-equity investors active in the TMT space.
Our work includes venture financings, IPOs and other securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IP strategy and litigation, privacy and data protection, tax planning, and employee benefits and equity compensation. TMT clients rely on our experience with various regulatory regimes and precedents, IP and privacy matters affecting both content and technology, and distribution agreements and disputes.
Since 2015, we have advised issuers and underwriters on TMT IPOs that raised over $68 billion, more than any other firm. We also advised on the direct listings of Spotify and Palantir Technologies.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We advised Comcast on its $40 billion acquisition of Sky and advised Reliance Industries on over $20 billion in minority investments in its Jio Platforms unit by investors including Facebook and Google.
Our long experience with TMT companies includes work for Alphabet, Avaya, Digicel Group, iHeartMedia, Warner Music Group and Windstream.
IP, Tech & Commercial Transactions
We have advised Comcast on multiple transactions and advised Reliance Industries and its Jio Platforms unit on a commercial agreement to accelerate Jio’s commerce initiative using Facebook messaging apps.
We represent TMT companies in a range of litigation, investigation and enforcement matters, including several recent trials in multiple federal district courts and the International Trade Commission.