Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

We help you to grow your business using the latest technology in a safe and efficient way, supported by the best legal solutions.

IT contracts

We advise on digital transformations, particularly on building and managing an ecosystem of IT providers and enabling organisations to use cloud services.

Media and marketing

We advise content creators and distributors on acquiring appropriate legal title to content and complying with their legal obligations.

Cyber security

We combine in-depth knowledge of the cyber security law and practical experience of implementing relevant internal policies and procedures in organisations across a wide range of sectors, including energy, telecommunications and finance.

FinTech

We also specialise in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

How can we help?

IT contracts

  • Developing and negotiating implementation contracts (both dedicated and those based on standard solutions) for IT systems, in both cascade and agile models;
  • Developing and negotiating contracts for cloud computing services (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS);
  • Developing and negotiating maintenance and service agreements (SLAs) and system development agreements;
  • Assigning agreements, software licences, including open source licences;
  • Supporting clients during the implementation phase, including handling project structures and preparing analyses for steering committees;
  • Preparing data migration agreements;
  • Preparing legal opinions on IT issues;
  • Representing clients in IT and intellectual property rights infringement disputes; developing and negotiating contracts to implement management information systems (MIS), proprietary management systems (general ledger support) and CRM systems;
  • Developing and negotiating contracts for IT outsourcing services;
  • Developing and negotiating contracts to provide IT services (using fixed price and time & materials models);
  • Advising on selling an organised part of an enterprise operating in the IT market.

 

Media and marketing

  • Developing and negotiating contracts specific to the publishing, film production, television production, on-demand content platforms, gaming and esports industries;
  • Representing clients in proceedings before the President of the Office of Electronic Communications, the National Broadcasting Council;
  • Advising advertisers and agencies on their advertising materials;
  • Actively participating in producing advertising materials, including by supervising or advising on regulatory requirements, especially regarding sensitive products (e.g. alcohol, beer, tobacco, e-cigarettes, gambling, consumer credits, baby food, etc.);
  • Advising on negotiating co-marketing, events, merchandise production, competition and lottery regulations;
  • Representing clients in disputes concerning advertising activities, protecting consumer rights, acts of unfair competition and unfair market practices, before the municipal Consumer Ombudsmen, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, the common courts and self-regulatory bodies (e.g. the Advertising Ethics Council).

 

Cyber security

  • Providing in-depth knowledge of all regulations relevant to cyber security;
  • Implementing relevant internal policies and procedures in organisations from multiple sectors, including energy, telecommunications and finance;
  • Liaising with IT advisors, especially on pen-testing and implementing technical solutions.

FinTech

  • Analysing the adaptability of blockchain technology for selected services or sectors, particularly the financial and energy sectors;
  • Advising on issuing and trading cryptocurrencies, including of ICO (Initial Coin Offering) projects and designing IT solutions to allow users to exchange their cryptocurrencies.

Selected projects

IT contracts

  • Advising on all aspects of IT, including licence agreements, service agreements, SLAs, contracts to implement IT systems (including cloud technologies, modern systems for managing office and service facilities, systems using advanced data analytics);
  • Advising on implementing a centralised proprietary management systems;
  • Advising on an agreement to acquire a licence and implement an IT system;
  • Advising a global producer of IT systems, including for the largest Polish institutions (ARIMR, ZUS, PGNiG), on contracts to implement and maintain such systems
  • Advising a producer of applications for banks and financial institutions;
  • Advising a transfer agent on negotiations regarding an agreement to acquire a licence and implementing an SLA for an IT system;
  • Providing pre-litigation advice, analysing IT contracts and the possibility to initiate claims against an external provider of database maintenance services, concluding a contract for an interim period;
  • Advising a payment system provider on a contract to outsource data processing, data retrieval from databases and database maintenance services;
  • Advising an eCommerce transaction system on litigation, analysing IT system and database maintenance contracts; negotiating a settlement to conclude a maintenance agreement for an interim period;
  • Reviewing various IP sharing and development agreements; advising on SaaS and other IT tools
  • Advising on an operational merger, including on IT issues: licence agreements, outsourcing agreements, migration agreements and cooperation agreements during the transition period;
  • Advising on an operational merger, including on IT issues: IT due diligence, licence agreements, outsourcing agreements, migration agreements and cooperation agreements during the transition period
  • Advising on issues related to outsourcing and concluding an agreement to implement an IT system to manage the assets of investment funds. 
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Media and Marketing

  • Advising a global payment card system operator on national promotions, advertising campaigns, sweepstakes, competitions, offers, social media posts, radio, TV, OOH ads, etc.; advising on a national advertising campaign and related loyalty programme, including negotiations with multiple promotion partners, and developing overall promotion documentation;
  • Advising Polish TV producers, AV, on multiple aspects of IP concerning multiple TV programmes;
  • Providing day-to-day advice to a global provider of streamer tools and services on IP rights and unfair market practices;
  • Advising a European AAA game developer on game development services agreements; representing the client in settlement negotiations regarding a copyright infringement of game characters;
  • Advising a Polish AA game developer on subsidiary rights, copyright, phonogram and videogram producer rights, database rights in respect of a porting agreement
  • Advising a Polish book publisher on copyright owned by the publisher, related to its transformation into a national cultural institution;
  • Negotiating an agreement for a global publisher of books on merchandise with creators of a book series for teenagers and young adults (e.g. clothing, hair accessories, cosmetics, furniture, toys: cuddly toys, playing cards, puzzles etc.)

 Cyber security

  • Advising a Polish bank on protecting its assets; crisis management against potential breaches; analysing cyber security documentation;
  • Analysing the cyber security documentation of an online trading platform for a Polish B2B marketplace; drafting a report with recommended actions.
Awards
  • Media Law International SSW