Technology, Media & Telecommunications - Disini Law Office
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PRACTICE AREA

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Our technology, media, and telecommunications practice is one of the most established and respected practices in the country. In the last twenty (20) years, we have advised clients at every stage of both large and small I.T. projects in the private sector and government both from the standpoint of providers and customers, as well as public servants and citizens.

 

In 2000, we joined the successful lobbying efforts to enact the Electronic Commerce Act and our founder, JJ Disini, drafted the law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations in behalf of an inter-agency panel that included the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Science and Technology and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

 

In 2001, JJ Disini co-drafted the Rules on Electronic Evidence, having acted as a member of the Supreme Court’s Sub-Committee on Electronic Evidence.

 

Later, the Firm advised the Philippine Government in assessing requirements for compliance in the National Single Window as part of the ASEAN Economic Integration.

 

Moreover, the firm has advised and assisted clients in various technology arrangements, such as drafting and negotiating software licensing arrangements, development contracts, maintenance and service agreements, and documentation for software as service contracts and other related matters.

 

Having been immersed in practice for years, our lawyers are well-versed in the various laws and regulations affecting novel technologies and emerging media in the Philippines. Such as those affecting mass media, online platforms, advertising, retail, and other related industries, as well as regulations relevant to FinTechs, logistics providers, payments systems, and AI.

Our lawyers have provided a full range of advice on Technology and Telecommunications matters, such as:

  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Government Procurement of IT Goods and Services
  • IT Employment Agreements
  • IT Procurement Matters
  • Outsourcing Agreements
  • Open Source Development
  • Privacy Policies
  • Reseller Agreements
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Software Escrow Agreements
  • Software and Hardware License Agreements
  • Site Terms and Conditions
  • Voice-Over-IP
  • Value-Added Services
  • Digital Music Publishing and Licensing
  • Online Book Publishing
  • Social Media Marketing Campaigns
  • Online News Content Creation
  • Internet and Mobile Advertising
  • Digital Animation
  • Video-on-Demand
  • Live Streaming

 

Some of the Firm’s TMT work include:

  • Assisting an AI company that develops various AI-enabled solutions in its projects with government agencies involving the provision of software that will help the latter in the COVID-19 crisis
  • Drafting terms of use and contracts for a lending platform, including those between the platform participants.
  • Advising the implementation of a fully digital workflow for a client’s credit arrangements with its customers.
  • Drafting and reviewing proof-of-concept arrangements between the client and various financial institutions. The contracts involved the sale of credit scores produced by the client’s proprietary systems.
  • The roll-out of an AI-enabled customer service product for fast food chains
  • Preparation of EULAs for various AI products
  • Preparation of various contracts to document the partnership of the client with other incubators and accelerators in different jurisdictions across the globe. These partnerships allow the startups from different countries to gain access to resources and partners in other countries.
  • Preparing the contracts necessary for an offshore software services company, that is part of the client’s group companies, to provide software-as-a-service solutions to other entities.
  • Advising on the liabilities of platforms regarding merchants that are not organized businesses/unregistered businesses
  • Advising on the necessary documentation for the client’s platform which will be used by various brokers, and preparing the terms and conditions and privacy policies necessary to protect the platform.
  • Advising an emerging social media platform and the top mobile application in the Philippines in the cross border restructuring of their group entities
  • Advising on the responsibilities and liabilities of an operator of content moderation services arising from potential harm suffered by its employees due to online content
  • Advising on the application of regulations on promotional activities and solicitations to social media platforms, which merely allow users to submit content