Our top-ranked technology, media and telecoms (TMT) team has an unrivalled understanding of the whole TMT sector, gained both in private practice and in-house at leading TMT organisations.

We work on a wide variety of telecommunications, media and technology transactions around the globe, acting for many of the largest global TMT organisations, as well as regulators and third parties, including industry associations.

Our services

Operating seamlessly across our UK and overseas offices and drawing on our trusted international networks, we provide comprehensive support to our clients across the following areas:

TMT contracting

Advising clients on all telecoms-related contractual matters including outsourcing, network construction; equipment purchase and reseller agreements; 

TMT litigation

Advising on all TMT-related litigation. We are able to ally our litigation expertise with our in-depth knowledge of the telecoms sector and we are also experts in funding litigation;

TMT monitoring

Creating bespoke monitoring systems to monitor the developments in telecoms across a range of jurisdictions and subject matters in order to provide up-to-the-minute compliance monitoring;

TMT regulation

We advise on all areas of TMT regulation including market access, complex service deployments and evolving market issues across a broad range of jurisdictions. 

  • The team understands the commercial practicalities of its advice, as well as the real world situation telecoms companies face.

  • Shepherd and Wedderburn attracts praise for its "solid telecoms know-how".

  • compares favourably with City firms and is noted for its ‘strong commercial acumen’ in relation to IT and outsourcing mandates.


We support for a large global carrier in identification of new laws and regulations over a range of subjects. The monitoring system covers all of the major jurisdictions globally, providing a filtered feed of relevant issues and thus an early warning system that allows the client to address how to respond at an early stage and to incorporate any relevant regulatory measures into their compliance program.
Advised a carrier on the regulatory issues arising from constructing and landing a subsea cable in a specific African jurisdiction and providing services on that cable. We also provided our client with some preliminary commercial advice on the request for proposal calling for the construction of the cable and provided some indicative comments on structuring arrangements with contractors to flow through obligations from the head contract.
Advised a possible acquirer of a data centre with a prospective cable landing station in the UK, including reviewing the provisions of the underlying draft cable landing station agreements and ancillary documentation and advising our client on various issues relating to the subsea cable.
Advised an African operator on the provisions of an agreement to form a consortium to land a subsea cable in Africa.
Advising a global carrier on a major anti-trust damages claim in the French courts.