Technology, Media and Communications Annual Review

Tech, Media and Comms

Technology is driving a global digital revolution.

Osborne Clarke has a deep heritage in the Technology, Media and Communications sector, acting for both the leading players and the disruptors who have developed game-changing technologies and innovative business models, from complex platforms through to content delivery and data management.

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Advertising, marketing and strategic communications

Our Advertising and Marketing Services team is recognised as the European leader for large creative and media agencies right through to niche digital and data specialists.

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Broadcasting and digital content

Our international Broadcasting & Digital Content group delivers cutting edge work advising market leading clients on all aspects of their legal needs.

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Games and interactive entertainment

In recent years, interactive entertainment has overtaken music and film to become one of the largest industries in the entertainment media sector.

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Hardware, software and IT services

Technology underpins everything we do in digital business. It's what we specialise in and what we're known for. Our knowledge of technology has been built through exposure to and direct involvement in entrepreneurial ideas and innovation.

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We specialise in advising internet intermediaries and platform by leveraging our expertise in the regulation of the internet to provide our clients with a full international service across all of our service lines.

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We work with many of the leading players in the UK telecoms market including telecoms operators, mobile service providers, platform providers, infrastructure companies and technology suppliers around the world and understand the wider communications industry.

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Advised Microsoft in its role to provide a world-leading weather and climate supercomputing capability and managed service to the Met Office for advanced weather forecasting and climate modelling. Read more here >

Causeway Technologies

Advised Causeway Technologies on a £120 million investment to fund strategic acquisitions and accelerate its organic growth strategy to digitally connect the construction supply chain through further development of its Cloud Platform. Read more here >

Essensys plc

Advised AIM-quoted essensys plc, the leading global provider of mission critical software-as-a-service platforms and on-demand cloud services to the flexible workspace industry, on its conditional £31.3 million primary placing and up to £2 million open offer. Read more here >

ECI Partners

Advised leading private equity firm ECI Partners (ECI), and the management team, on the sale of the successful global digital communications company, Investis Digital, to Investcorp. Read more here >

Growth Capital Partners

Advised Growth Capital Partners (GCP) on its investment in Hippo Digital, a cutting edge design and delivery consultancy. Read more here >


Advised marketing technology agency Byte on its merge with international digital agency Dept. Read more here >


Advised Notonthehighstreet and its management team on the sale of the company to growth equity firm Great Hill Partners. Read more >


Advised Facebook on a range of advertising issues (including designing and implementing a process for and assisting with T&Cs for various advertising products/services).

Byyd Tech

Advised Byyd Tech, the mobile demand-side platform, on a range of legal and regulatory issues, including a review of its key supplier and customer terms.

Omnicom Media Group

Advised Omnicom Media Group on privacy and regulatory issues in the context of targeting and programmatic advertising.


Advised Beats on all distribution and sales channels outside the US, including EMEA, Latin America and Asia.

Progressive Digital Media Group plc

Advised Progressive Digital Media Group plc on its £67 million acquisition of the GlobalData group.


Advised leading cloud contact centre vendor NewVoiceMedia on a US$50m fundraising.


Advised LendInvest on its £17m growth equity investment from Atomico.


Advised Facebook on the establishment of its operations in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and India; also advised on various regulatory compliance issues, including data protection and marketing regulation.


Acted for EE in relation to numerous B2B agreements, public procurement and property matters. Assisted on the integration with BT and the adoption of new terms and conditions.

Admiral Insurance Plc

Advised Admiral Insurance Plc in relation to its agreement with Telefonica for the outsourcing of its fixed-line voice and data communications and the management of its LAN and WAN.


Advised on EE's Home Office tender for the supply of integrated critical voice, broadband data and related services for the provision of emergency services.


Advised GV (previously Google Ventures) on a number of investments, including the series C round in Kobalt Music (GV's first investment from its European fund).


Advised KPMG on its strategic alliance with McLaren Applied Technologies for analytics data management.


Advised Eucalyptus, the world's most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), on various aspects of their expansion.


Fact #5

We advised on the UK’s first NFC technology mobile payments system

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