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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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Internet

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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Telecoms

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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Experience


Facebook

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.

Beats

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.

NewVoiceMedia

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

LendInvest

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

Wirecard AG

Advised Wirecard AG on its market entry into North America by the acquisition of Citi Prepaid Card Services. Read more.

Facebook

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.

EE

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.

EE

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.

GV

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).

KPMG

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

Eucalyptus

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.

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