Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)

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Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group brings together one of the world’s largest pools of deep industry experts – respected for helping shape some of the world’s most recognized TMT brands and helping companies of all shapes and sizes thrive in a digital world.

Due to high levels of technical complexity, detailed licensing arrangements and often mutually dependent and tense relations between key players, disputes that arise in the TMT sector are critical to the ongoing success of individual businesses.

The TMT industries are rich in intellectual property, with significant levels of patent co-dependency between key players. The line between “standing on the shoulders of giants” and outright copying can be difficult to determine and both the technical complexity of the subject matter and the co-dependent nature of the industry means that a commercial agreement is often preferable to a formal dispute.

Mission-critical technology implementations, particularly where there is a significant element of novelty to the technology involved, can be both high value and complex. These unique elements have consequences for contractual disputes, business acquisitions/disposals and intellectual property negotiations/disputes. All these factors mean that a specialist industry experience and expertise is required to sit alongside the traditional forensic skill set.

In addition to providing expert opinions and advice on a range of quantification issues, we have a specific local experience in supporting telecom operators in cases concerning regulatory requirements such as frequency license bids and related proceedings by the Office of Electronic Communication.

Industry: TMT

Type of proceedings: Negotiation

Our role: Advisor

Type of dispute: Competition & Regulatory

Our services: Verification of the valuation of a frequency spectrum prepared by a third party in terms of correctness of applied valuation methodology, validity of assumptions and presented conclusions for the purpose of establishing frequency renewal fee by the Office of Electronic Communications.

Industry: TMT

Type of proceedings: Litigation

Our role: Party-appointed expert

Type of dispute: Non-performing contracts

Our services: Review – on behalf of one of key telecom operators in Poland (Respondent) – of damages computation submitted by a court-appointed expert in a dispute with a former agent (Claimant) over the change of commercial terms in the underlying agency agreement. Preparation of a private opinion for the Respondent.

Industry: TMT

Type of proceedings: Litigation

Our role: Party-appointed expert

Type of dispute: Competition & Regulatory

Our services: Assistance to an association of Polish cable television providers (Claimant) in a joint claim against one of the leading Polish providers of TV broadcasting and TV content (Respondent) over an allegedly elevated television channel price revisions. Prepared an expert report including an analysis comparing profitability of selected cable operators before and after price revisions.

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