A tech-entwined world necessarily puts focus on technology companies and the opportunities that arise with them. TMT Talk, the Global TMT industry podcast, will help you navigate and prioritize via insights from top legal advisers in strategic technology markets. We'll go into the issues, how they affect businesses, society, and the way players deal with them.
The State of Tech M&A
Recently there have been less mega deals but the technology industry still commands a significant portion of the M&A market. In this episode of TMT Talk, Tino Marz, Matt Jacobson, and Hong Zhang offer a multijurisdictional perspective on the current state of tech M&A. Our panel of experts share their insights on the risks and challenges that businesses should pay attention to, as well as tools and mechanisms that are important to know in order address such challenges.
Disputes in Virtual Worlds
The metaverse continues to be a trending topic across industries but is still largely undefined as businesses have yet to grasp the full potential of this new technology. In this episode of TMT Talk, Pablo Usle, Zelander Gray, and Sara Pitt share their insights on how navigating disputes may be transformed in the context of virtual worlds, such as metaverse. Our panel of experts discuss what companies need to consider when it comes to metaverse disputes and the challenges that arise from metaverse disputes in key areas such as employment and content moderation.
The impact on the TMT sector of trade sanctions as a geopolitical tool
Heightened sanctions and export controls targeting key technologies and the TMT sector are an important trend of recent years and reflect the current geopolitical climate. In this episode Anne Petterd, Frank Pan, and Alison Stafford Powell discuss the practical impact these sanctions have on TMT companies and what TMT companies should do in their strategic plans to de-risk their exposure.
Workforce Reduction in TMT Companies
As layoffs hit the headlines in the post-pandemic world it raises the question as to what is next when it comes to managing work forces. In this episode of TMT Talk, Susan Eandi, Kim Sartin and Jonathan Isaacs discuss key factors of workforce reduction, developing restructuring plans, cost-cutting measures to consider and opportunistic hiring across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific in this unique economic climate.
The Impact of Pillar 2 on TMT Companies
The OECD has provided further updates on its Pillar 2 initiative and some countries have responded with their intention to implement as early as 2024. In this episode, Ciro Meza, Miles Humphrey, and Allen Tan highlight key points of the new guidelines, questions that companies have been raising and how these may affect TMT companies. Since the impact of Pillar 2 will transcend various functions within a business, our experts will share their insights on how TMT companies should react to these developments and when they should start taking action in light of the implementation timelines that have been announced.
Metaverse Concepts Go Mainstream
The metaverse concept is going mainstream and is creating opportunities for companies to scale and diversify their businesses. In this episode of TMT Talk, Teresa Michaud, Ashlin Perumall, and Francis Donnat discuss what made metaverses into one of the biggest trending tech topics and what relevant legal aspects should businesses be aware of as they continue to evolve and become accessible to an audience beyond the gaming industry. For more helpful insight on these and other topics on the interactive entertainment sector, please read our short articles in Report 3 of TMT Looking Ahead 2022.