Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Niranjan Arasaratnam

Niranjan Arasaratnam looks at the most significant changes to play out across the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector and the ways in which these are affecting business models across Australia.

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Sector leader

Niranjan Arasaratnam

Niranjan Arasaratnam
+61 3 9613 8324
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Business development manager

Katherine Sherry
+61 3 9613 8992
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Today's technology, media and telecommunications sectors are intensely competitive. Rapidly evolving and converging technologies are challenging and transforming traditional business systems, posing new threats and presenting new opportunities.

Our technology, media and telecommunications team offers unrivalled experience across the sector.

We have lawyers from the full suite of legal practice areas dedicated to servicing the TMT sector, which ensures our advice is commercially relevant to your business.

In particular, we regularly advise major players in the TMT sector on:

  • capital raisings;
  • private equity/M&A;
  • joint ventures/alliances;
  • regulatory and compliance;
  • disputes;
  • commercial contracts, procurement and licensing; and
  • IP protection and enforcement.

We advise numerous players in the technology, media and telecommunications sector, including:

  • technology: Internet start-ups; vendors and purchasers of technology businesses; software and hardware (including new media devices) suppliers; IT services, offshoring and outsourcing suppliers;
  • media: television broadcasters, pay television operators, radio networks, television production companies, newspaper proprietors, film producers, record companies and book publishers; and
  • telecommunications: fixed and wireless carriers, resellers, ISPs, MVNOs, equipment vendors and corporate users.

We enjoy strong relationships with industry regulators – such as the Australian Communications & Media Authority, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner –  and frequently advise clients on the regulatory and political dimensions of their commercial strategies. We work closely with our clients to secure favourable regulatory outcomes for them.

Allens is ranked in the highest tier of Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers 2012 for technology, media and telecommunication.