Shearman And Sterling

Technology, media and telecommunications companies are bringing innovations to market at an ever-increasing rate. New products, services, distribution channels and content generate unique business challenges. Companies and investors must address changing regulations, innovative business models that disrupt the status quo, technological advances and an increasing need for intellectual property protection.

By partnering with Shearman & Sterling, you will have access to a team of dedicated technology, media and telecommunications lawyers to provide strategic advice on capital raising, complex cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and other collaborations, intellectual property rights, including trademark, copyright and patent, as well as dispute resolution.

Shearman & Sterling ‘s international platform has developed to serve the needs of global technology, media and telecommunications companies, as well as those companies looking to expand their business across borders. With multiple offices on both U.S. coasts, and 16 offices across throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East, our lawyers are versed in meeting the needs of technology, media and telecommunications companies with global visions.

Media & Entertainment 

Regulatory changes in the EU and the U.S. continue to challenge the industry. Market leaders will need to consider the impact of the growth of social media and the continued mergers and acquisitions of content companies.

A diverse group of industry leaders from television and broadcasting, cable networks, digital media, publishing, film, music, gaming and Internet services are supported in all of their business and legal needs in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance, litigation, intellectual property, antitrust/competition, tax, compensation and governance.


The telecommunications industry will need to navigate the changing regulatory landscape as connectivity and mobility become even more firmly entrenched. A team of dedicated telecommunications lawyers in offices around the world will help you navigate this highly complex and global area.

We collaborate with some of the world’s largest fixed and wireless carriers, resellers, equipment vendors, corporate users and investment banks that focus on telecommunications in their mergers and acquisitions, commercial banking, securities offerings and other complex financing transactions, as well as tax, strategic IP protection and enforcement, antitrust, dispute resolution, compensation and governance work.


The Sports Group leverages Shearman & Sterling's worldwide network of fully integrated offices and practice areas in key financial centers worldwide. Crucial to the group's success is its ability to offer clients an unmatched breadth of experience across regions, industries and legal practices.

The Sports Group represents a variety of clients in matters relating to professional and amateur sports, including franchises, financial institutions, athletes, sports organizations and governing bodies. The group is uniquely qualified in its ability to address M&A, tax, regulatory, compensation, bank and structured finance, litigation, real estate, intellectual property and project development & finance issues within the same team.