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Technology, Media and Telecoms

The technology, media and telecommunications sectors are constantly changing and growing, creating new opportunities and challenges for businesses. At DFDL, we have the expertise and experience to help you navigate the complex and dynamic tech markets in Southeast and South Asia.
We have a reputation for excellence in tech and media, working with start-up companies and newcomers, as well as global Big Tech giants and conglomerates who want to enter or grow in these markets. We have a team of highly skilled advisers who can handle a wide range of transactions in these sectors, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution. We understand our clients’ needs and offer the best legal and tax advice. We also have a Fintech Practice team that works closely with our Banking & Finance team. We advise clients from various fintech segments, such as payment services, digital banking, blockchain and cryptocurrency. We work with multinational conglomerates, banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, venture capital firms, asset managers and private equity firms on fintech matters. We aim to provide the best solutions for your business, while keeping in mind the commercial aspects of your industry.
"DFDL's team is well placed to advise clients on legal issues pertaining to TMT. The firm also leverages its ASEAN-wide network to advise companies on matters across South-East Asia. The team is especially well versed in technology matters, including cryptocurrency, fintech, IP and transactional matters." Chambers Asia

How we can help:

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • E-commerce and technology
  • Financial technology; and
  • Telecommunications.

Key Credentials

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in connection with its first loan of USD 75 million to Cambodia Fiber Optic Communication Network for the purpose of the construction of fibre optic telecoms cables.
  • Pinnacle Towers on its acquisition of 70% shares in a leading telecom tower sharing service provider company in Bangladesh namely AB HighTech Consortium Ltd.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund on its acquisition of 20% shares of Bkash, the largest mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh.
  • True Digital Group, a Thai-based internet technology company, in connection with its investment in a Cambodian digital media business, Mediaload.
  • Tencent, on various regulatory aspects of its e-commerce website which retailed gaming credits associated with their games and online items to be utilized in their games in Cambodia, Lao PDR and China.
  • Altimeter Growth Corp, as it relates to Cambodian matters, on its USD 40 billion merger with Grab Holdings, Southeast Asia’s leading “super app”.

Awards

2024 legal 500 asia pacific

  • TMT Thailand Tier 3

Key Contacts

Partner, Managing Director, Indonesia & Singapore | Head of Regional Banking and Finance
Indonesia, Singapore
+65 983 661 52
Founding Partner, Head of Thai Practice
Thailand
+662 059 4090

Insights

Intelligence from the DFDL legal team

Technology, Media and Telecoms
Apr 1 2024

Malaysia: Keeping up with Growing Cyber Threats and Intrusions – Malaysia’s Cyber Security Bill 2024

On 27 March 2024, the Cyber Security Bill 2024 (“Bill”) was passed by the Dewan Rakyat. Malaysia does not currently…
Anti-Trust and Competition
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DFDL and Leaf Announce Cooperation Agreement

We are pleased to announce that DFDL is extending its PRC network of collaborating firms through a cooperation agreement with…
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Mar 6 2024

Vietnam: Co-Location and Convergence – New Frontiers for Telecoms under Vietnam’s Amended Law on Telecommunications

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Technology, Media and Telecoms
Nov 27 2023

Malaysia: Ethical Hacking in Malaysia

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Technology, Media and Telecoms
Aug 11 2023

Vietnam: New Draft Decree on Internet Services

On 17 July 2023, the Ministry of Information and Communication of Vietnam (“MIC”) released a new version of the Draft…
Banking and Finance
Jan 17 2023

DFDL Ranked as Top-Tier in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 edition

The DFDL team is proud to announce that we have been recognized as a Top Tier Firm in five practice…
Corporate and M&A
Dec 20 2022

DFDL Honored in 2023 Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings

The DFDL team continued the trend of expanding recognition for its partners and practices across South and Southeast Asia –…
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Sep 13 2022

Thai SEC Enacts New Advertising Rules for Digital Asset Operators

On 1 September 2020, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)’s new regulations regarding the advertisements of digital asset business…