Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)

Our expertise includes:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation 
  • Outsourcing 
  • Internet & ecommerce 
  • Personal data protection 
  • Marketing 
  • Intellectual property 
  • M&A/joint ventures 
  • Investments in growth companies 
  • Finance 
  • Competition and procurement law 
  • Employment and labour law 
  • International tax, VAT and duties 
  • Dispute resolution 
  • Press law.
How can we help?
We render legal advice enabling our clients to obtain their strategic and operational goals. Our advice is based upon specialised legal insight, sector knowledge and technical understanding and, not least, strong project management skills. As a result, we have a well-honed ability to handle the challenges and constant changes faced by today’s technology, media and telecommunications businesses.

In recent years, we have rendered advice to some of Denmark's largest media players and been involved in the largest IT transactions in Denmark.

Our clients encompass private enterprises, public authorities, buyers and providers of IT and telecommunications services, software producers, telecommunications companies, radio and TV stations, film producers, record companies, newspaper publishers, agents, advertising agencies, musicians and actors.

Sector challenges
The technology, media and telecommunications sector is facing a litany of challenges. For example global sector consolidation and increasing competition, new technology and new distribution models calling for increased IPR protection as well as new regulation and legislation.

Many businesses seek interdisciplinary and international advisory services enabling them to meet their customers’ demand for improved services at reduced cost, while also running a successful business.

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Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  TMT

What the team is known for Renowned team with expertise in an array of IT matters including IT system development, supply agreements and telecom infrastructure agreements. Notable experience in data protection and cross-border data transfers. Acts on behalf of clients in the media, energy and technology sectors.

Work highlights Advised Accenture on IT-related issues, including RFP processes, outsourcing and system delivery agreements.

Assisted Flügger with an RFP process for the outsourcing of its data centre infrastructure.

Significant clients Bluegarden, ACN, Blackwood Seven, Sony Music, Modern Times Group (MTG). 

Notable practitioners
Niels Andersen is noted for advising both Danish and international corporations on IT, M&A and entertainment concerns. He also advises on telecoms and regulatory compliance issues. He has been active in a number of tender processes.

Arly Carlquist's practice encompasses a range of IT matters including outsourcing, cloud computing, and system development and delivery. Clients say:"He is responsive and available. He really understands our business and provides very qualified counsel."

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Media and entertainment

Bech-Bruun acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including music, film and radio. Practice head Niels Andersen advised Magine TV on regulatory issues concerning internet-based retransmission of television channels. Other experience includes drafting and negotiating licensing contracts, as well as music copyright disputes, television distribution agreements and broadcasting rights.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

Managing Intellectual Property - IP Stars, 2016
-  Intellectual Property

Patent Editorial 2017
Bech-Bruun is one of the top-tier firms for patent litigation in this jurisdiction. "We regard the overall service level as second to none. Response times continue to impress and make us feel highly valued as customers," says one client. The firm operates from offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus. Its standout patent litigator is Klaus Ewald Madsen. He is supported by lawyers such as Arly Carlquist, Mikkel Friis Rossa and Christian Vinding Thomsen, who advises on regulatory matters in the life science sector. One client regards IP transactions specialist Rossa as "an upcoming star" and admires his "to-the-point advice, can-do attitude and impressive business understanding". The firm welcomed Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn as partner in its life sciences and healthcare practice. "Martin is very sharp, you notice when you're up against him," says a rival. Johnny Petersen is a notable associate.

 

Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2017
Market commentators say Bech-Bruun is one of the best Danish law firms to instruct for trade mark disputes. The firm's trade mark prosecution practice has steadily grown over recent years under the leadership of soft IP litigator Claus Barrett Christiansen. According to one client, Christiansen delivers "excellent on-time work … with a great understanding of the client's needs". An opponent says Christiansen is "pleasant and extremely knowledgeable". Niels Andersen, Mikkel Friis Rossa and the "very clever" Arly Carlquist are among the partners who advise on copyright and technology-related IP matters including transactions. Rossa "never overcomplicates or oversells", according to one client who adds: "He offers clear opinions without the usual and dreadfully tiring reservations and qualifications." The client continues: "As a bonus, Mikkel's impressive response time and welcoming nature makes you always feel as his number one client."

IP litigator and franchising specialist Dan Bjerg Geary, who recently joined the firm as partner, has already started impressing clients with his "theoretical knowledge" and "pragmatic commercially-minded" advice. Copyright specialist Peer Petersen left the firm to head up Bird & Bird's IP practice in Denmark. Louise Mühlbach Breining and Inge Kirstine Skou are the rising stars to watch.

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