Technology, Media and Telecommunications

In this digital age, change is a given for our clients, both in terms of technology and the laws that govern them. We guide them through every complex legal challenge they face.

Our experienced TMT practice group is organised through our three Benelux offices, with specialist lawyers providing coordinated and integrated legal advice on domestic and cross-border matters. We advise our clients on all aspects of laws governing information technology, media and electronic communication and we assist them in advisory work, contract negotiations and disputes, among other things. We are involved in highly innovative projects and crucial digital transition matters at both national and international level.

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Stibbe advises Focus Entertainment

Stibbe advises Focus Entertainment SA on the acquisition of a majority stake in WW1 Game Series.

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Stibbe advises Insight

Stibbe advises Insight Venture Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in DataSnipper. Insight Venture Partners is a New York private equity fund that invests in high-growth technology and software companies.

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Stibbe advises FL Entertainment

Stibbe advises FL Entertainment on its business combination with Pegasus Entrepreneurial Acquisition Company Europe B.V., a SPAC listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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NL Law

Stibbe advises Azerion

Stibbe advises Azerion on its business combination with European FinTech IPO Company 1 B.V. (EFIC1), a SPAC listed on Euronext Amsterdam, pursuant to which Azerion will become a public company with an initial enterprise value of €1.3 billion.

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Services

Our TMT team is highly recognised for its extensive knowledge of information and communication technologies and its substantial expertise in IT projects and IT contracting, IT regulation and compliance, IT, telecom and media-related litigation, IT security, software licensing, outsourcing and cloud sourcing, cyber security, and data privacy and protection.

We handle multiple projects regarding emerging technology, including cloud computing, blockchain, FinTech innovations, social media and other online platforms, cross-border data flows, smart mobility, and smart building. Our team also has notable experience in digital transformation issues such as AI, Big Data and 5G usage rights.

We have an exceptionally strong public sector offering, working closely with our public procurement specialists on a range of contracts and outsourcing/cloud sourcing issues for both domestic and foreign governmental bodies.

When clients are confronted with IT conflicts, we quickly identify the points in dispute, assess their legal relevance and present them to informal dispute resolution panels, arbitrators or the court. We have vast experience in successfully handling IT-related disputes before the courts, offering our clients the best combination of IT knowledge and long standing dispute resolution experience.

We continuously educate ourselves on IT-technical issues and developments to make sure we understand our clients’ business, in order to provide them with pragmatic advice and solutions.

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Recognition & Awards

"Stibbe’s IT and Telecoms practice is a group of experienced lawyers that provides highly qualitative legal advice and takes into account the underlying business context and objectives of its client."

The Legal 500
2022
IT and Telecoms

"This team shows it truly understands that being an effective lawyer in the information technology practice not only means staying on top of the many areas of law that come together in the IT practice, but also means understanding the technology itself."

The Legal 500
2021
Information Technology

One satisfied client highlights that Stibbe "gives us expert and, most importantly, pragmatic advice."

Chambers Europe
2021
TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing

"Stibbe's strongly driven multidisciplinary technology, media and communications team provides valuable practical guidance based on deep legal knowledge."

The Legal 500
2021
IT and Telecoms

"Stibbe's IT team is head and shoulders above many other firms with impressive know-how and experience in the IT law sector, including big tender projects."

The Legal 500
2020
IT and Telecoms

"The team is always eager to learn, dives deep into topics and has knowledge about IT that goes further than skin deep."

Chambers Europe
2020
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