Technology and Telecom

Highly ranked in TMT by Legal 500

Clients ranging from small and midsize startups to industry giants appreciate our depth of experience across the dynamic TMT sector.

In the TMT sector, our clients benefit from our firm’s traditional strength in corporate transactions and governance combined with our in-depth understanding of the distinctive requirements of the verticals that comprise the sector.

Clients appreciate our knowledge and track record in tech segments including software, security, cloud computing and e-commerce. Some of the largest cable, telephone, internet, media and advertising companies turn to us for guidance and representation. We are also a firm of choice for financial institutions and private-equity investors active in the TMT space.

Our work includes venture financings and other securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IP strategy and litigation, privacy and data protection, and employee benefits and equity compensation.

TMT clients rely on our experience with various regulatory regimes and precedents, IP and privacy matters affecting both content and technology, and distribution agreements and disputes.

Some of our key work highlights include:

  • Electronic Certification Accreditation Council in drafting the regulations under the ETO 2002 for the accreditation of local and foreign certification service providers, regulation of cryptography services, security procedures etc. in the issuance, management etc. of digital certificates
  • Bank of Punjab in advising on the use of digital signatures for the authentication of documents submitted to the State Bank of Pakistan
  • ATV on its agreement with IndiaCast Media Distribution for licensing the broadcasting rights of an Indian TV Show, ‘Bay-Panah’ in Pakistan
  • EMI on its license agreement with T-Series, an Indian media conglomerate, for a number of different songs to be used in Bollywood movies
  • McDonalds on its sponsorship agreement with Peshawar Zalmi for HBL PSL
  • Sports Star International on its media partnership and marketing agreement with Pakhtoon for the international cricket league (T-10)
  • SCO on obtaining a Long-Distance Telecommunication License from the regulator to expand its business to other territories of Pakistan
  • EMI on its production and album release agreement with B&H International
  • Interactive E-Solutions JLT & Diallog Broadband (Private) Limited in a $14,500,000 million dispute for rejection of satellite license by O3B Networks Limited
  • Zunn Productions in relation to a film production and editing dispute with INCAHOOTS FILMS to be aired at the Berlin Int’l Firm Festival 2016
  • EMI on its agreement with ARY Films for the copyright in Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s song “Allah Ho”

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"Clients include governments, multinational corporations, venture capital investors and high-net-worth individuals. The bulk of its work relates to advising on deals where there are issues such as software licensing, royalty arrangements or patent issues to be considered."

Legal 500, 2022

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