Firm Profile

Paul, Weiss has one of the world's leading communications and technology practices. The firm represents a wide variety of providers and users of communications goods and services, as well as other entities with interests in communications and technology businesses and regulatory decision making. We have a particularly strong presence in communications and technology matters involving Asia, staffed out of offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, as well as New York and Washington, D.C.
We deal with all facets of the telecommunications, broadcasting, information technology, content production and publishing sectors. We work closely with the firm's other practice groups, and in coordination with the firm's offices outside the United States. This reflects the expansion of global interest in communications and technology matters. The firm represents both U.S. and non-U.S. companies in connection with global communications and technology projects and a wide variety of communications and technology-related transactions.
The firm's clients, both in Asia and internationally, include global telecommunications carriers and subsea cable operators, major domestic fixed line networks, companies involved in second and third generation cellular networks and services, major cable television companies and networks, producers of television programming, pay television and free-to-air broadcasters, several of the world's largest communications equipment manufacturers, information technology, hardware, software and services companies, and associations active in communications. We also represent clients involved in the global satellite market, many of which operate in the Asian region. The firm also conducts a cutting edge practice in the establishment of major filmed entertainment theme parks, having advised municipal governments and consortia in Japan, Hong Kong and China on significant Disney and Universal theme park projects. 
The projects Paul, Weiss has undertaken for these clients have given the firm unrivaled experience in the many facets of the rapidly expanding Asian telecommunications, media and technology markets. Lists of our selected recent experience in the communications and technology sectors are available on request.
Paul, Weiss has particular experience in representing foreign companies seeking to invest and participate in the communications and technology industries in China. The firm's projects in China include satellite communications, cellular, fiber-optic cable, information technology (including the Internet), software and equipment leasing. The firm's knowledge of Chinese communications and technology law is supplemented by the experience of Paul, Weiss lawyers in a wide range of relevant subjects, such as Chinese tax law, foreign exchange controls, and project-approval processes, that are inevitably important aspects of
any communications and technology transaction.
The Paul, Weiss Asian Communications and Technology Group Practice and its partners have been consistently ranked in the top tier of firms and practitioners in their fields of expertise, including:
  • a "Tier 1" international firm for TMT in China and Hong Kong by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2011/2012
  • winner for the tenth time of the "IT/Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year" by Asian Legal Business at the 2011 ALB Hong Kong Law Awards
  • a "Band 1" leading firm for TMT in information technology and telecommunications and broadcasting in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2011
  • a "highly commended" in the corporate section of 2011 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report for our involvement the creation of Shanghai Disneyland
  • winner of the November 2010 M&A "Deal of the Year" by Asian-MENA Counsel for our involvement in the creation of Shanghai Disneyland 
  • winner of Asian-Counsel's "TMT Firm of the Year" in 2010 and 2009
  • winner of Global Law Experts' (GLE) "2010 Chinese – Telecoms Law Firm of the Year"
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