DLA Piper LLP

TMT Department

Europe-wide
Current View:

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What the team is known for A top choice for international clients in the IT and media sectors. Boasts an impressive network across Europe, with key offices in the UK, France and Italy for IT and media matters. Increasingly prominent in Scandinavia. Noted activity in M&A, outsourcing and IP disputes across Europe. Also assists with regulatory and litigious matters, including distribution and content deals across multiple jurisdictions as well as advertising and broadcasting issues. Additionally acts for telecoms operators on structuring and contractual matters.

Strengths One client highlights the firm's "expansive network that allows us to link up with DLA offices all over the world, meaning we don't have to start over in each territory."

Another source also praises the firm's "really good global spread," adding: "We are confident the firm can offer advice in the different places where we have operations."

Work highlights Acted for OneWeb on its joint venture with Satellite Systems Gonets, a subsidiary of Roscosmos.

Notable practitioners

London-based Nick Fitzpatrick and Kit Burden are co-chairs for this area, heading the firm's global media, sport and entertainment practice, and technology practices respectively.