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OVERVIEW

Lawyers at the forefront of innovation in Southeast Asia.

Our experts handle key issues and developments shaping the technology sector today, including emerging and swiftly evolving areas such as privacy and data protection, IT infrastructure, embedded technologies, the Internet of Things, data centers, fintech, insurtech, regtech, digital currency, ICOs, crowdfunding, and more.

Our firm represents leading multinational technology manufacturers, content developers and distributors, digital business operators, telecommunications providers, and other leading companies in cutting edge industries. We help our clients to strategically position, protect, and profit from their valuable intellectual property in diverse markets worldwide, and ensure the clearance and licensing of intellectual property as it relates to film, television, radio, and internet content.

Case Studies

Experience

  • Advised one of the largest telecommunications firms in Japan on offering mobile and cloud-based services in Southeast Asia. We advised on company establishment, licensure, and regulations pertaining to various services and business models.
  • 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. We also 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, and we continue to advise the client on mobile virtual network operator regulations and the offering of SMS services.
  • Advised Voice over IP (VoIP) operators on numbering regulations and related business issues.
  • Represented credit card network operators and electronic payment companies on licensing and regulatory requirements.
  • Advised multinational telecommunications operators on data privacy, data retention, and lawful interception.
  • Advised a consortium of financial institutions on telecommunications laws in connection with their bids to provide credit facilities (totaling THB 15.85 billion) to a major telecommunications operator for the expansion of a 3G mobile network and infrastructure.
  • Advised a global technology company on the launch of a network game platform in Thailand; including counseling on censorship and obscenity laws.
  • Advised a leading global Internet brand and an international video game company on website development, Internet services, and the legal implications of same.
  • Advised a Japanese-Chinese joint venture on the regional broadcast distribution of an animated television series, including advising on intellectual property assignment and registration in preparation for licensing and merchandising opportunities.
  • Assisted a producer of real-time strategy games with the launch of their latest offering in Thailand. Much of our work focused on localizing business approaches and terms of use. The game went on to meet with considerable success, both in Thailand and overseas.
  • Advised a multinational media company on a regional copyright dispute in the broadcasting field.
  • Advised a leader in wireless technology on government authorities related to the telecommunications industry.
  • Liaised with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) on behalf of our client, an operator of a social-media website, to ensure compliance with the Computer Crime Act and, as a result, successfully prevented the website from being banned by the MICT.
  • Helped a multinational company establish a foreign direct investment company engaged in the import/export and distribution of mobile phones and computers.  The established company is one of the few foreign-owned companies permitted to do business in this sector in Vietnam.
  • Provided in-depth advice to a global software solutions provider on doing business in Vietnam.

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