Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Legal Advice

BRS provides legal advice to a variety of software, media and telecommunications companies in Europe and the United States with respect to their legal and business affairs in Thailand. Our expert TMT lawyers specialize in advising both end-users (including enterprise users) and suppliers of telecommunications, information technology and digital services, and are regularly engaged to advise on and assist with regulatory issues such as cross-border data privacy and protection, telecom licensing frameworks, and corporate structuring for foreign investors in the Thai telecommunication and media sectors.

BRS’s TMT department has established itself as a sector leader in Thailand, and our partner John P. Formichella is a reference point for domestic and overseas businesses seeking ways of entering Thailand’s digital and emerging technologies space. Our TMT attorneys serve interests across all industries with respect to IT and telecom matters, and our legal expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • Type I, Type II, and Type III telecoms and Internet licenses
  • International Gateway licenses
  • broadcasting licenses
  • e-commence licenses
  • privacy rights and defamation
  • computer crimes law
  • Thai/foreign network collaborations
  • network leasing and network maintenance
  • Cloud services
  • data centre outsourcing
  • data privacy and protection (cyber security, network management and security, data breach response, etc.)
  • drafting and negotiating enterprise consumer and service level agreements
  • e-business, web and mobile solutions (online contracting, e-payment services, e-signatures, Public Key Infrastructures, etc.)
  • ERP implementations
  • infrastructure and business process outsourcings
  • international data transfers and Safe Harbor compliance
  • IT services contracts, management and security
  • regulatory compliance for telecommunications operators
  • software development projects (including software licensing, implementation, and maintenance)
  • systems integrations
  • technology development and licensing projects
  • telecommunication procurements
  • web hosting and network arrangements
  • telecom foreign ownership restrictions

BRS’s media and information technology lawyers have worked in senior positions with publicly-listed (NASDAQ and NYSE) telecommunications and engineering companies and are well-versed in drafting and negotiating definitive agreements with technology, media and telecommunications experts on behalf of large business enterprises. Our TMT lawyers are frequently sought out for advice in non-commercial settings regarding telecommunications law. For example, we were called upon to advise on telecommunications issues within free trade agreement negotiations between the United States and Thailand, and provided testimony to sitting members of the United States Senate in this regard. We have provided written surveys of telecommunications and broadcasting law in Thailand to various publications for dissemination within professional journals, and serve a variety of roles related to TMT issues for different chambers of commerce in Thailand.

Our legal advisors understand the unique business challenges that international telecommunications operators face in Thailand and know the regulatory landscape to collaborate with operators in Thailand. Convergence continues to drive technology, media and telecommunications to new heights in Thailand, and our TMT attorneys are routinely consulted about how best to prepare for it. We regularly advise on how to navigate the relevant regulatory frameworks, how to manage the conflicting issues that convergence brings about, and—not least—how to apply regulations to converged technology and communication services.

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BRS represents some of the largest software and telecommunications companies in Europe and the United States with respect to their legal and business affairs in Thailand, and specializes in the provision of practical, commercially-oriented advice on complex enterprise telecom and IT transactions.