CMS is a market-leading telecoms practice offering expertise in regulatory and contentious mandates, including around tariffs. The law firm has a particular focus advising clients from the automotive sector on the technology, telecommunications and data protection aspects of connected cars. Team members offer experience in media regulatory issues and licence fee disputes. Lawyers from the team also advise on data privacy issues, assisting with data breaches, cyber attacks and consumer protection.
"The lawyers know that speed and pragmatism are important, not just legal theory, and they apply that to our cases to give us bespoke work that is translated into business language," stresses one client.
Represented Facebook in its dispute before the European Court of Justice concerning privacy protection.
Tom de Cordier is lauded by clients for his "broad experience, knowledge of the market, politeness and resourcefulness." He acts for clients from the automotive sector on e-privacy and GDPR mandates. He also assists clients with cybersecurity and data transfer matters.
Tom Heremans advises clients on a broad scope of work, including advising on media regulations and disputes around broadcasting licences. He is also particularly active in intellectual property matters.
Dirk Van Liedekerke advises a wide range of clients, including multinational technology companies and domestic telecoms groups. He assists with transactions in the telecoms sector, as well as advising on regulatory issues.