Represented a major U.S. telecommunications and software vendor in negotiations with five Thai mobile telecom operators to deploy mobile number portability (MNP) in Thailand. We successfully negotiated the deal to full deployment, which included a build operate and agreed optional transfer build out, as well as handled the formation of the client’s Thai subsidiary and associated visa/work permits and required Thai bank guarantees. MNP is now up and available in Thailand.
Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
Tilleke & Gibbins helps cutting-edge players in the high-technology, media, and telecommunications industries shape and succeed in the creative economies of Southeast Asia. We specialize in defining strategic and business objectives, negotiating contracts, managing disputes, and capitalizing on technology acquisitions and capabilities to create new market opportunities.
Our dynamic Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) team is headed by Jeffrey J. Blatt. Jeffrey leveraged his many years representing high-profile clients in Silicon Valley and Hollywood to become a leading practitioner in Asia’s TMT sector. Since 1981, Jeffrey has represented new economy businesses in the fields of satellite direct-to-home (DTH) pay television broadcasting, cable and iPTV systems, telecommunications and GSM, GPRS, 3G mobile technology acquisition, computer systems and software, semiconductors, multimedia, motion picture production and special effects, the Internet, and satellite systems.
The TMT group and the intellectual property (IP) group work in tandem to protect innovation, including ensuring the clearance and licensing of intellectual property as it relates to film, television, radio, and Internet content. Both our TMT and IP groups are recognized as leading practices by publications such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Read about our recent representation of companies that define, lead, and revolutionize the fields of electronics, software, entertainment, and Internet services. Our TMT group: