Wolf Theiss

TMT – Telecommunication, Media & Technology

Innovative companies need innovative lawyers, and few companies are more innovative than TMT businesses. The emergence of the internet as the dominant communication infrastructure, the entry of new non-traditional market entrants and new mobile technologies has created new business models and complexity.

Accelerating investment into mobile and internet technology, connecting 28 billion devices through the 'internet of things' and the development of digital solutions in banking, healthcare and transportation are causing TMT businesses to re-evaluate strategy and partnerships. Convergence of media and telecoms – content on any device – will continue. On the technology side, there will be significant investment in the simplification and virtualization of IT architectures and carriers, with vendors and suppliers combining research in IT networks. In light of this rapid development, you need to stay ahead of the competition while ensuring that you comply with all legal requirements.

Planning international expansion within the sector means legal advice that combines local and multijurisdictional expertise. With us, you benefit from a TMT team that works across CEE and which has been pushing the boundaries of law in the region since the beginning of sector liberalization and the advent of technology law. You can rely on our background in leading landmark transactions, financings and privatizations throughout CEE and our long experience in successfully advising on intellectual property, technology and data compliance, telecom and media regulatory, internet law and market opening.

Richard Clegg
T. +359 2 8613701
F. +359 2 8620370
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Roland Marko
T. +43 1 51510 5880
F. +43 1 51510 665880
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Ileana Glodeanu
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Areas of Specialisation

IT outsourcing

Whether you are a business planning to outsource its IT operations or a vendor providing such services, you will find us a competent partner in drafting and reviewing IT outsourcing agreements. We can advise you not only on all aspects of data protection and data privacy and help you file the necessary notifications and applications, we can also provide you with comprehensive advice covering IP, employment or regulatory issues that might arise in connection with outsourcing projects.

Cloud computing

With the rise of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS models and the emergence of third parties between businesses and their information, new legal challenges have arisen as well. Apart from newly enacted legislation, questions like the location of stored data, the risk of data loss, "lock-in" effects or information theft have gained new significance. You can rely on our long experience in advising both cloud service providers and customers on relevant agreements, notifying authorities and addressing regulatory issues in all our jurisdictions.


Retail has long been one of our key sectors. As e-commerce has become standard, we have assisted many of our long-time clients in setting up online stores. This means you benefit from our comprehensive legal advice in connection with websites and mobile applications (apps); from drafting and reviewing online terms and conditions to advising on data protection requirements to representing you in domain name disputes. We ensure your compliance with e-commerce law, distant selling law, consumer protection law and competition law to help your business safely keep up with the newest trends.

Online entertainment and media

The emergence of new media and social networking has drastically changed consumer behaviour and has brought about new business models which require a new and integrated legal approach. Our clients include media corporations, social network providers, internet agencies, providers of streaming services and developers or providers of gaming services. Based on our experience of working on ground-breaking cases in the region, we guide you through all regulatory issues such as licensing, gambling and advertising regulations as well as related tax matters. Our IP experts help you protect your copyrights and related rights and represent you, if necessary, in infringement cases.

Data protection / Information Security

There is hardly another area where data protection is more prevalent than in the TMT sector. With more innovations and more virtual break-ins come new, stricter regulations; which means staying up to date with your privacy policies and data security is more important than ever. We help you do that while respecting your business needs and with an eye toward your continued success. We can also advise you on the compliance of your products and transactions, assist in filing notifications to authorities and help to set up or review your internal procedures such as "Bring Your Own Device" policies, (cross-border) data transfers or Incident Response Plans for data breaches.


If you operate in the telecommunication sector, you benefit from our long experience in the development of telecommunication markets across the CEE/SEE region, including advising clients on cases in connection with privatisation, market consolidation and telecom infrastructure, as well as representing them in disputes before local and international authorities up to the European Court of Justice. We can advise you on the entire spectrum of regulations affecting your industry. You also benefit from our region-wide coverage if you are planning a cross-border transaction; we can advise you on all aspects of M&A and related matters such as merger control, tax, financing, IP or employment in all the countries in which we operate.

Press Releases

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Tirana advised the Greek Telecommunications Group OTE in the Agreement to sell Telekom Albania

Tirana, 16.01.2019 – Wolf Theiss Tirana advised OTE in the agreement to sell its controlling stake in Telekom Albania

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss further strengthens its TMT and Data Protection Team in Romania

Bucharest, 31 July – Regional law firm Wolf Theiss has added two Senior Lawyers to its TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) and Data Protection team in...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Warsaw Conference Discusses Management Liability in M&A Transactions

Warsaw, 28.03.2018 – Increased volatility on financial markets is putting pressure on company management teams when setting valuations in M&A...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Strengthens its Data Protection Practice with New Hires

Bucharest, 27 March 2018 – After the addition of Partner Maria Maxim who joined Wolf Theiss in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Data...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Supports Young Lawyers’ Career Development

Warsaw, 14 March 2018 – Members of the Wolf Theiss Warsaw team attended the Law Career Fair (Prawnicze Targi Praktyk i Pracy) on March 13, presenting...

Newssquare  Bitpanda Setzt Bei Pantos ICO Auf Wolf Theiss

Wien, 12. März 2018 – Bitpanda bringt sein neues Open-Source Forschungsprojekt Pantos mittels Initial Coin Offering (ICO) auf den Markt. Wolf Theiss...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Forum Sees Polish Proptech Growth Accelerating

Warsaw, 09 March 2018 – Polish companies providing digital technology for the real estate industry are set for rapid growth, as they benefit from...


Sofia, 19 October 2017 – Wolf Theiss has supported Bloomberg's "Next Big Thing" conference in Sofia covering both macroeconomic and business trends...


Vienna, 29 June 2017 – PropTech is the latest buzzword in real estate and is jolting the whole sector. The experts at Wolf Theiss analysed the core...


4 May 2017 - Wolf Theiss has advised FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading...


Vienna, 30 January 2017 – Tricentis, a company specialising in automated software testing solutions, has gained a new financial investor in Insight...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät Banco Bilbao, J.P. Morgan und Unicredit Bank Austria AG als Joint Lead Manager einer EUR 500 Millionen Anleihe der Telekom

Wien, 20. Dezember 2016 – Die Joint Lead Manager Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., J.P. Morgan Securities plc und UniCredit Bank Austria AG haben...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss contributes to the development of Cloud Privacy Check (CPC) Portal

Bucharest, 22 November 2016 – Wolf Theiss contributed to the development of cloud privacy check (CPC) portal, the largest european information...

Newssquare  Killt das Internet die Bestandverträge im Handel?

Wien, 14.11.2016 – Bei einem heute von Wolf Theiss und Regioplan Consulting veranstalteten Top-Level-Branchenseminar standen die rechtlichen und...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Heliad Equity Partners on its investment in MT Holding Gmbh

Vienna, 3 October 2016 – Wolf Theiss has advised Heliad Equity Partners on its acquisition of shares in Austria-based MT Holding GmbH. The previous...

Newssquare  Austrian State Printing House wins with Wolf Theiss in investment protection arbitration proceedings against the Republic Of Kosovo

In arbitration proceedings relating to the breach of contract on the part of the Republic of Kosovo against the Austrian State Printing House...


Vienna, 12 January 2016 – Wolf Theiss successfully advised the entrepreneurs and founders of the Bulgarian company Fadata AD on the sale of a majority...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

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What does H2 2019 hold for businesses in the IP, IT, TMT sectors and what legal and regulatory trends should catch their attention?

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The new Hungarian Government has submitted its draft act setting out the rules to enable screening of foreign acquisitions of certain Hungarian...

Newssquare  Latest Amendment to the National Court Register Act

The latest amendment to the National Court Register Act ("Act") introduces many changes that will significantly affect its functioning and obligations...

Newssquare  Corrigendum Deed for GDPR

Kindly be informed that over the past days a Corrigendum Deed amending several provisions of EU Regulation No. 2016/679 on the protection of...

Newssquare  BVergG 2018 passiert Ministerrat

Vom BVergG 2017 zum BVergG 2018


Da die bereits bekannte Regierungsvorlage zum BVergG 2017 in der abgelaufenen Legislaturperiode nicht mehr vom...

Newssquare  Romanian Law Implementing The GDPR Has Been Submitted To The Senate

On March 14, 2018 the Romanian law for implementing measures on EU Regulation no. 2016/679 on the protection of individual rights with regard to the...

Newssquare  Trading Bitcoins Subject To Taxation In Poland

On 6 March 2018, the Administrative Supreme Court (NSA) issued the first ruling concerning taxation of income made from trading bitcoins by...

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Draft law regarding teleworking activities is currently in the process of being approved by the Romanian government.

The Draft Law has been submitted...

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On Monday, January 15th, 2018, in the Column Hall of the Polish Parliament, the Ministry of Digitalization organized a meeting to summarize the public...

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Newssquare  Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cross-Border Portability of Online Content Services in the Internal Market


With the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 on the cross-border portability of online content services in the Union...

Newssquare  Watch out: fee to be introduced for the registration and annual maintenance of ".ro" domains

In December 2016, the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ("ICI") issued a decision for the...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss International IP/IT Newsticker - June 2017

A lot has happened since our last Newsticker in December 2016. In our new edition we reflect the latest developments in the jurisdictions of our...

Newssquare  Host Provider Liability for Hate Speech Posts and Obligation to Deliver User Data

No liability of host providers for unlawful content of internet-users in case of timely deletion of hate speech posts | Obligation to deliver user...


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Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare  GDPR one year later

One year has passed since the most important reform of European data protection laws in the last 25 years was implemented.

Newssquare  M&A Spotlight: CEE / Wolf Theiss Corporate Monitor FY 2018

150 senior-level executives were asked to share their experiences and outlook on M&A in the CEE/SEE region and their expectations for the future....

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