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Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Industry leaders with specialist knowledge of TMT laws & regulations

Leading corporate & commercial law firm in Central and Eastern Europe

Whether you are a buyer, seller or target, we represent boards and investors with the efficiency and sensitivity you need. As one of the top corporate law firms, we have been at the vanguard of the development of the private and public mergers and acquisitions markets across the region for decades. Your business will benefit from our experienced corporate and commercial lawyers successfully negotiating and closing all types of transactions.

What others say about us

“Very dedicated lawyers with great technical knowledge.”

“The team provides quick and pragmatic advice and is capable of dealing with highly complex IT and IP matters and is highly recommended for both national and international projects.”

The “young and dynamic” team has particular expertise in IT outsourcing, cloud computing, e-commerce, online entertainment and media, data protection/information security and telecoms.

– The Legal 500

What makes our team the best law firm for you?

Our regional, integrated firm offers distinct advantages, spanning the full spectrum of legal services.

  • An established international law firm with 60+ years of experience in Austria and CEE/SEE
  • A fully integrated, single team of 340 locally-qualified lawyers in 13 countries and offices
  • Collaboration and innovation across multidisciplinary teams and offices
  • Excellent client satisfaction – responsive, client-oriented, and consistent
  • Experience with complex and cross-border matters covering the full spectrum of legal services
  • Knowledge and expertise to add value to deals across industries

Ground-breaking deals for innovative companies

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.

Our TMT lawyers 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.

E-Commerce

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.

Our TMT lawyers 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 & 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 services providers, 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, more virtual break-ins, and stricter regulations, 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, services 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.

Telecommunications

If you operate in the telecommunications sector, you benefit from our long-standing 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, including 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.

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When you need an international team with extensive experience, Wolf Theiss is your right partner to support your business goals through profound legal practice.