Baker McKenzie

TMT Department

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What the team is known for Commanding team providing advice on the full scope of TMT-related matters, acting for domestic and international technology and media companies. Also advises regional telecommunications service providers and manufacturers, leveraging its regional and global network to offer joined-up international advice. Renowned for handling a large volume of high-profile technology transactions. Familiar with handling e-commerce matters and has a well-established reputation for advising on regulatory compliance issues, such as data and privacy laws and telecommunications regulations. Also well placed to advise on day-to-day operation matters, including IP and licensing issues.

Strengths The practice receives widespread endorsement for its dexterity in corporate work. "Their understanding of M&A and negotiation skills make them stand out," enthuses one client.

Another interviewee notes its global network, saying: "Baker McKenzie has offices in Taiwan and other locations in Asia. The team is very joined-up and its work products are consistent."

Work highlights Assisted Sercomm Corporation on its acquisition of a broadband equipment manufacturer based in the US.

Notable practitioners

Henry Chang
is widely known for his experience advising technology and telecommunications entities on transactional, licensing and regulatory matters. Market sources describe him as "a specialist in the technology area."

Louis Hsieh
has experience advising domestic and international TMT entities on M&A transactions and regulatory matters. One client appreciates that "he knows the audience, and makes the documents and briefings understandable."