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

Danish law firm Bech-Bruun has a very strong team of experts who deal with IP transactions and contentious IP matters. It also has a filing and prosecution practice headed up by IP Star Claus Barrett Christiansen, who is singled out for praise. According to one commentator, Christiansen possesses "all the virtues an IP litigator needs". "Claus is their best name for trade mark and copyright work," says another. "He's been top notch when I've litigated against him," one rival testifies.

For copyright, the team can call on Peer Petersen. Other partners who can support in soft IP work include IT specialist Arly Carlquist, Mikkel Friis Rossa, Thomas Munk Rasmussen and Niels Andersen.

One client says the team provides "high quality and timely" advice "at a reasonable cost". The firm represented Rockwool International before the Danish Supreme Court in a landmark dispute on comparative advertising. Other clients include Sony, MTG (TV3), Danish Football Association, Elvis Presley Enterprises and Fender.

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