TMT

Convergence has blurred traditional industry boundaries between the communications, media and technology sectors. To add to this, industry consolidation has taken place on a global scale. There is now a clear need for multi-disciplinary legal advisers. Our TMT sector offers an integrated team with specialist industry expertise across our practices. We advise players from a variety of industries, as well as governments, regulators and investment banks. Our mix of legal and regulatory hands-on commercial experience enables us to provide relevant legal services of the highest quality.

Our client base covers the entire TMT areal: technology, telecom, media, social media, film distribution, online gaming, from Romanian entrepreneurial start-ups to global industry giants.

Transactions

The arrangers on the EUR 1.150 billion financing of the CME acquisition by PPF Group N.V., including the television channels broadcast by the ProTV Group in Romania
Worldpay on the employment implications (including transfer of employees) of their build, operate and transfer venture with Endava for the development of a software development centre in Romania
J.P. Morgan on the issuance by Cable Communications Systems (CCS) of EUR 450 million senior secured notes guaranteed by the operational company RCS & RDS, a leading provider of pay TV services in core markets Romania and Hungary. This is the largest Romanian corporate bonds issuance to date.
Two major movies distributors in an investigation carried out by the Romanian Competition Council on the Romanian movies distribution market
South Eastern European Fund on the sale of Total Soft S.A., the most important ERP producer in Central Europe
AROBS Transilvania, a market leader in software products and services development, on the acquisition of SAS Grup and UCMS Romania
Successfully represented the most important Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios Productions, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, in the first site blocking case which has ever been tried in CEE, by suing internet service providers with the aim of blocking pirate movies websites
Facebook on the acquisition of the LiveRail group, a video advertising business created by a Romanian entrepreneur, with presence in New York, UK and Romania
3TS Capital Partners on several investments in the TMT sector Avangate, Vector Watch, SmartDreamers, Intelligent IT, SmartBill, Marketizator Friends, Internet Corp, Vola, 123ContactForm, Simartis Telecom
The shareholders of Intelligent IT, the company renowned for the billing software SmartBill, on the sale of the business to Visma group, a Norwegian giant in the software industry
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Recognition

  • RTPR acts for a broad cross-section of domestic and international clients, and offers comprehensive support on transactional, litigation and related regulatory matters. The firm is especially strong on cross-border matters and IP protection.
    Legal 500 2020
  • RTPR is active across the technology, telecoms, media, social media, film distribution and online gaming industries.
    Legal 500 2019
  • RTPR is ‘probably the firm with the most experience in technology transactions in Romania’.
    Legal 500 2017

News & Insights

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Amendments to the Companies Law

√     Simplified procedure for transfers of shares to non-shareholders in SRLs √     Minimum share capital thresholds no longer applicable to SRLs √   …