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.


An unprecedented technology revolution is taking place within the financial services industry. FinTech is a huge and growing industry — a trajectory that looks set to continue. As technology evolves, the provision of financial services must evolve along with it. It’s time to rethink traditional approaches to regulatory and legal issues. Shearman & Sterling offers clients a combination of experienced counsel and a global footprint in key financial centers and FinTech hubs around the world.

FinTech provides opportunities for disruption and innovation. The complexity of financial products, constantly changing regulatory requirements, and the need to improve profitability and streamline processes are driving the industry to deploy a growing range of finance-related technology solutions. However, these opportunities are not without their challenges, both for established financial sector businesses and newer entrants to the industry. Getting the right support to navigate this evolving legal and regulatory environment has never been so important. Our lawyers advise clients pursuing strategic transactions, regulatory compliance and litigation matters that relate to FinTech and financial services more broadly.

Our advice covers:

  • Accelerators & innovation labs
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain technology & distributed ledger models
  • Consortiums, joint venture, M&A activities
  • Crowdfunding & peer to peer lending
  • Connectivity
  • Data services and data privacy
  • Digital banking
  • Financial regulatory implications
  • RegTech / Robo advisor applications
  • Virtual currencies

With the rise of financial technology, the financial services landscape is changing — our experienced lawyers are at the forefront of industry developments and will be with you every step of the way.