Technology, Media and Communications

Our specialists in technology, media and communications (TMT) provide industry-focused advice and support to a wide variety of clients in various sectors. The ever-changing laws and requirements in TMT means it is vital that clients have a clear understanding of what is necessary in their specific sectors and we do this using our cross-industry experience and knowledge.

Clients, whether individual or corporate, start-ups or established business owners, also benefit from our ability to manage their TMT requirements by accessing other relevant areas in the firm. Our key differentiator of offering large firm expertise with small firm personal service means that all clients receive solution-orientated advice that is both multi-faceted and comprehensive.

We provide extensive Technology, Media and Communications services including: 

  • data privacy and protection
  • domain name disputes
  • drafting/reviewing terms and conditions and privacy policies
  • drafting/reviewing POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act) and GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) clauses
  • e-commerce and internet related transactions
  • electronic communications regulation
  • GDPR awareness seminars
  • information officer training
  • intellectual property
  • litigation and dispute resolution
  • mergers & acquisitions
  • negotiating and drafting a full range of technology agreements
  • POPIA awareness seminars
  • preparing POPIA andPAIA (Promotion of Access to Information Act) manuals
  • privacy due diligences (the Protection of Personal Information Act)
  • software development and licensing
  • telecommunications regulation and transactions
  • trademark disputes
  • large, complex technology sourcing, including information technology and telecommunications outsourcing projects and it procurement mandates
  • data and information privacy and protection, and cross-border data transfers
  • (big) data, data commercialisation and data philanthropy
  • complex software acquisition, implementation, integration, development and ownership transactions
  • technology contracting, transactions and governance
  • new and emerging technologies, including blockchain, fintech, drones, 3d printing, internet of things (iot), cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence (ai), and robotics
  • cloud-computing strategies and transactions
  • digitisation
  • e-commerce, including website health checks and legislative compliance
  • telecommunications M&A, corporate, commercial and regulatory advice, including independent communications authority of South Africa (Icasa) related matters

We also offer you the full scope of TMT services, including:

Technology

  • IT contracts, including service level agreements and the development of terms and conditions
  • technology sale, support, licensing, procurement, project management and governance
  • business process and ICT outsourcing
  • data protection, use, transfer and commercialisation
  • consumer-oriented online and mobile technology and services
  • service provider-orientated transactions, including teaming and subcontractor arrangements, marketing and distribution transactions, and resource procurement
  • e-business, m-business, m-banking and e-government related transactions and services
  • drafting the full range of technology agreements (for both service providers and customers)
  • cloud computing, including development of cloud computing strategy and advising on cloud-based services and technologies
  • M&A, reorganisations and joint ventures in the IT sector

Media

  • media-related contracts, including digital content-related contracts
  • broadcasting and publishing regulation
  • digital and traditional content regulation, transactions and commercialisation
  • digital and traditional advertising and promotions regulation and transactions
  • content development, acquisition, assignment, delivery and licensing
  • event management and operation infrastructure
  • film production-related matters
  • sponsorship agreements
  • M&A, reorganisations and joint ventures in the media sector

Telecommunications

  • telecommunications-related contracts, including data, and mobile and fixed line telephony-related contracts
  • telecommunications regulations and policy on matters such as operational compliance, licensing, VoIP services, anti-competitive practices, consumer protection, and privacy
  • regulatory and licensing advisory work on behalf of operators and service providers, including licence applications, amendments and transfers
  • commercial transactions, consumer agreements and arrangements on behalf of service providers, equipment manufacturers, apparatus providers, financial institutions and other entities
  • advising organisations engaged in provisioning telecommunications infrastructure
  • advising service providers and other organisations engaged in the mobile, internet and satellite sectors
  • guidance on telecommunications management, converged communications services, networking integration, and strategic initiatives and growth strategies
  • M&A, reorganisations and joint ventures in the telecommunications sector

SPECIALISTS

DIRECTORS
Peter Kemp+27 11 328 1850
Ryszard Lisinski+27 11 328 9333
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Craig Blumenthal+27 11 328 1821