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Tilleke & Gibbins
Supalai Grand Tower, 26th Floor
1011 Rama 3 Road, Chongnonsi, Yannawa
Bangkok, Thailand 10120

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Jeffrey J. Blatt leads the Tilleke & Gibbins technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice. Consistently recognized as a leading practitioner in this area by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, and The International Who’s Who of Telecoms & Media Lawyers, Jeffrey provides legal and business counsel in the fields of satellite direct-to-home (DTH) pay television broadcasting, cable and iPTV systems, telecommunications 3G/4G systems, cloud based services, data protection, cyber security and Internet threat mitigation, motion picture production, M&A/joint ventures, and IPR technology transfer and licensing. His representation includes defining strategic and business objectives, leveraging technology acquisitions and capabilities to create new market opportunities, and cross-border negotiations on behalf of both telecom and broadcasting operators and vendors in the communications, technology, and media/entertainment fields.

Since 1981, Jeffrey’s practice has kept pace with the rapid evolution of technology, from handling intellectual property protection and technology matters arising in motion picture production for virtually every major studio in Hollywood to representing a broad spectrum of Silicon Valley clients on issues of intellectual property, technology licensing, cyber threat and enterprise risk mitigation, as well as transactional matters. He was previously a partner at the law firms of Irell & Manella LLP and Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP, both in Los Angeles, California.

Jeffrey further expanded his dynamic practice, as General Counsel to a major broadcasting and telecommunications player in Asia, to include technology acquisition, satellite procurement and space segment licensing, encryption/conditional access system licensing, antipiracy enforcement, interactive services deployment, and international regulatory matters. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Telecom Plc and sits on its Senior Tender Board and Technology Sub-Committee, and is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee. Jeffrey also acts as Special Counsel to Astro All Asia Networks and Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.

Jeffrey holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Security Studies, with Highest Distinction, from Tiffin University in Ohio. Jeffrey is a member of the California state and U.S. Federal Bars, and he is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.

Telecoms Law Practice:

Tilleke & Gibbins helps cutting-edge players in the high-technology, media, and telecommunications industries shape and succeed in the creative economies of Southeast Asia. We specialize in defining strategic and business objectives, negotiating contracts, managing disputes, and capitalizing on technology acquisitions and capabilities to create new market opportunities.

Our dynamic Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) team is headed by Jeffrey J. Blatt. Jeffrey leveraged his many years representing high-profile clients in Silicon Valley and Hollywood to become a leading practitioner in Asia’s TMT sector. Since 1981, Jeffrey has represented new economy businesses in the fields of satellite direct-to-home (DTH) pay television broadcasting, cable and iPTV systems, telecommunications and GSM, GPRS, 3G mobile technology acquisition, computer systems and software, semiconductors, multimedia, motion picture production and special effects, the Internet, and satellite systems.

The TMT group and the intellectual property (IP) group work in tandem to protect innovation, including ensuring the clearance and licensing of intellectual property as it relates to film, television, radio, and Internet content. Both our TMT and IP groups are recognized as leading practices by publications such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Tilleke & Gibbins:

Since our founding in 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins has grown into the largest independent law firm in Thailand, while also expanding our client services into Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar . We are proud to represent leading multinational corporations and innovative startups across a wide range of industries.

Little did William Alfred Goone Tilleke know when he stepped ashore in Siam in 1890 that he would create a law firm that would endure, proudly bearing his name, for over 120 years. He could not have imagined that his law firm and its people would play a role in shaping the legal system of Thailand or predicted the world events that would in turn shape the law firm.

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