Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

Given the ever-evolving nature of technology, our Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice is dynamic and we have a good grasp of the various issues that affect our clients in the industry.

Charmayne Ong leads our TMT practice. She is recognised as “a well-known expert in telecoms and media issues who draws praise for her deep understanding of transactional matters across the sector.” (Who’s Who Legal: Telecoms & Media) and for “her strong expertise in a wide array of IT law matters.” (Who’s Who Legal: Information Technology).

We have vast experience in providing regulatory advice on various trending telecommunications issues such as over-the-top (OTT) service offerings, establishment of data centres for cloud computing services and leasing of sub-sea and terrestrial fibers. We also advise clients on regulatory compliance queries and assist them in obtaining regulatory approvals and licences, such as spectrum assignments and telecommunications licences from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Negotiating and drafting are also a core area of our work and we have expertise in negotiating and drafting industry specific contracts such as leasing, sharing, access and licensing agreements relating to network infrastructure.

Being one of the pioneers in the IT legal field, we have a wealth of experience in respect of advising, drafting and negotiating quintessential technology agreements such as agreements for systems integration and commissioning, software licences, software and hardware maintenance, service levels as well as website terms of use, privacy policies and end user licence agreements (EULAs).

Our clientele spans from the large established technology and telecommunications providers to the up and coming market players. We have not only private multinational clients, but also government agencies. We serve some of largest social media platforms on all aspects of their services and products, on issues such as content restrictions, censorship requirements, take-down provisions as well as in respect of their extended services such as video streaming or Fintech offerings.

Due to the team’s strong foundation in the law and its experience in dealing with the regulators, we are also called upon for advice and consultation related to changes and reforms in technology and telecommunications related laws. 

Our TMT disputes team, led by Khoo Guan Huat, is adept in handling TMT disputes both in court and through arbitration.