Telecoms, Media and Technology

Telecoms, Media and Technology

Practice Area Overview

Mamo TCV has built a reputation for being Malta’s specialist firm in the TMT sector. Our trained lawyers know the laws, the business and the industry. We pride ourselves on offering legally sound yet practical advice.

Over the years, we have been providing local and world-famous international clients with expert legal and regulatory advice on the full range of non-contentious and contentious telecommunications, media and technology issues. Please see the scope of services section below for more information on the services we offer in this ever-developing and fast-paced sector.

One cannot discuss new technologies without also discussing data protection implications. In this respect, the firm’s Data Protection and Privacy team are regularly engaged by clients to offer specialist legal advice and to assist with legal compliance. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a living, breathing law that regulates technologies that in some way involve the processing of personal data of natural persons.

For more information on the scope of our data protection services, please visit our Data Protection page here or our GDPR page here where, among other things you can download our popular (and free) GDPR Guidelines.

Scope of Services
Telecommunications
  • Advising on licensing and authorisations
  • Advising on interconnection, VoIP, carrier selection, numbering (including number portability), frequencies, universal service obligations, call termination charges, bundling of services, on EU/competition matters as well as general legal compliance
  • Negotiating and drafting of agreements as well as terms and conditions
Media
  • Acting as ‘production lawyers’ on film & television projects of any scale
  •  Negotiating and drafting media rights agreements
  • Advising film and television operators on legal and regulatory issues, such as ones relating to licensing, advertising, digital rights management and piracy matters
  • Advising film and television operators on various fiscal incentives offered in Malta
  • Assisting with applications for filming permits and/or authorisations
  • Assisting with co-production and/or distribution agreements
Technology
  • Drafting and negotiating of IT-related agreements including software licensing and distribution agreements, e-commerce agreements
  • Drafting of website T&Cs and other required documents such as privacy policies, cookie policies and copyright notices
  • Advising on all matters involving e-contracts (including so-called ‘smart contracts’), e-transactions and e-signatures
  • Advising on all matters relating to blockchain technology
  • Advising on all matters relating to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Full legal due diligence exercises (even if substantial)
  • Full legal assistance with Intellectual Property matters

Key Contacts

Claude Micallef-Grimaud
Antoine Camilleri