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Technology, Media and Telecommunications

MinterEllison is a recognised leading adviser to the technology, media, communications and telecommunications (TMT) industries. TMT organisations face a wealth of challenges in maintaining competitive advantage and leveraging new opportunities. Rapid innovation and convergence in this space, together with an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, means that TMT organisations must constantly re-evaluate, and in some cases entirely re-engineer, their business models and strategies.

Our TMT Group supports clients through this ever-evolving process, providing informed, commercial, strategic and practical advice. By applying our deep understanding of the TMT industry and its key drivers, adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, and leveraging an experienced and knowledgeable cross-border team, we are able to add significant value to our clients’ TMT transactions.

We work with leading organisations across the TMT spectrum, and have played a key role in some of the most significant TMT developments and transactions in the Asia Pacific region.

Our technical expertise extends across the entire spectrum relevant to the activities of TMT organisations, and includes intellectual property, media regulation, defamation, telecommunication regulation, outsourcing and procurement, e-commerce, technology, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, competition law, privacy and spam, corporate advice, employment law, tax, finance, infrastructure, property and litigation.

27 October 2016

There are many advantages to using the cloud, but the main attraction to a prospective customer is the reduced capital expenditure which would otherwise be payable, and the ability to shift responsibility for the administration and management of the relevant software, function or storage requirements to the provider. However, there are a raft of factors that a customer should consider so that the ascent into the cloud is as smooth, and more importantly, as secure as possible.

17 June 2016

Two recent telco transactions have demonstrated that an acquirer can reap the benefits of the scheme transaction structure without compromising its ability to respond to the complex and fluid developments that often arise in contests for control of publicly listed target companies.

22 April 2016

In April 2016, the Australian Government launched a Cyber Security Strategy, which aimed to improve Australia’s cyber resilience. In this article from Cyber Security Law & Practice, Partner Paul Kallenbach and Special Counsel Leah Mooney discuss on the evolution of cyber security in Australia and the key themes set out in the new strategy.

9 July 2015

Partner Peter Bartlett, who heads MinterEllison's media practice, looks back over the past 12 months in Australia's media landscape.

22 May 2015

China's State Council has issued plans for three new Pilot Free Trade Zones in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian, and the expansion of its Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. It also updated its foreign investment negative list and announced trial procedures for national security review of foreign investment in all free trade zones.  The expansion of China’s free trade zone program is set to advance the country’s financial reform journey and improve its ability to compete with more established rivals in the Asia-Pacific region.