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Bird & Bird

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (International Firms)

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly respected group serving big-league clients on matters across the TMT sector, including digital business and IT, and a firm of choice for telecom regulatory compliance and litigation mandates. Well regarded by a wide range of clients for specialist advice on local data protection issues in Hong Kong and in the PRC, as well as on GDPR compliance for outbound Chinese corporates. Frequently represents mature tech startups in venture capital investments and mid-market M&A transactions, as well as a host of prominent telecoms companies. Supported by a strong IP team.

Strengths

A market commentator singles out the practice as a "specialist for hardcore local regulatory issues," explaining that the lawyers provide "expert counsel on niche issues."

A further source adds that the team is "well known to be expert in advising on TMT matters" and is "able to offer pragmatic advice with a view to making things happen."

Work highlights

Advised Konami on the production of arcade machines outside Japan and e-tournaments around Asia-Pacific, as well as gambling and data privacy laws for new games.

Notable practitioners

Michelle Chan remains a high-profile figure in the telecoms sphere and represents many of the market's prominent players. She also offers noted expertise in data privacy and security, as well as digital outsourcing. Commentators describe her as "an expert in telecoms" and "certainly one of the leaders in that space."

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China

TMT: Information Technology (International Firms)


Michelle Chan
Band 2

TMT: Telecommunications & Broadcasting (International Firms)


Michelle Chan
Band 1