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Fuelled by increased consumer demand for cutting edge products and low-cost services, your business is faced with the constant battle to offer ‘more for less’. Innovation is key, but you need to overcome significant regulatory and commercial hurdles, whether you operate in Italy or abroad. For the past two decades, our team of over 100 specialist partners have been exposed to every risk and challenge you may face in the TMC sector and have provided reliable advice, assisting national and international clients in reaching their business targets and respecting budgets.

We understand the industries in which you work and are able to develop innovative solutions for you.

The team’s experience has matured also as the result of the years of in-house counselling in major telecom industries and team members comprise of experts in regulatory, corporate, tax, finance, antitrust and litigation, in order to provide a global assistance to clients. We can assist start-ups, joint-venture projects and e-commerce projects and more generally in advising on policy developments in this area for both Italian and international companies.

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17/05/2018
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Ro­bot­ics: From a La­bour and Tax Per­spect­ive...
Mod­ern in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy, in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms and pro­duc­tion ro­bots are strongly in­flu­en­cing the work­ing world in the 21st cen­tury. Every­day tasks are already be­ing per­formed by in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms.
29/03/2018
Study on Ini­tial Coin Of­fer­ings - New means of fun­drais­ing
At first glance, it is hard to be­lieve and to un­der­stand the claim of en­thu­si­asts that Block­chain tech­no­logy is sup­posed to be com­par­able with the spread of the in­ter­net in the 90s.   It would there­fore be a con­sequence of the tech­nic­al, even dis­rupt­ive in­nov­a­tions.
26/03/2018
McHardy with­draws in­junc­tion re­quest – Is this a vic­tory for open...
After the with­draw­al of re­quest for in­ter­im in­junc­tion in Co­logne High­er Re­gion­al Cour­ton March 7, can users of open source soft­ware breathe a sigh of re­lief or does this with­draw­al give rise to false hope? When Co­logne Re­gion­al Court is­sued an in­junc­tion in.
19/03/2018
Open Source Com­pli­ance
Open source com­pli­ance fail­ures can pose a ser­i­ous threat to af­fected com­pan­ies. Here is an over­view. After the first open source li­cense was en­forced by a Ger­man court in 2004, there is no longer any doubt about their valid­ity.
08/03/2018
Court of Justice re­jects call to an­nul On­line Gambling Guidelines
On 20 Feb­ru­ary 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (“CJEU”) pub­lished a judg­ment which up­held an earli­er de­cision of the Gen­er­al Court re­ject­ing an ap­peal by the Bel­gian state to an­nul a European Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") re­com­mend­a­tion deal­ing.
08/03/2018
CJEU rules Hun­gary's On­line Li­cens­ing Re­gime in­com­pat­ible with EU...
On 28 Feb­ru­ary 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (“CJEU”) is­sued a pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing which found the Hun­gari­an li­cens­ing re­gime for on­line gambling op­er­a­tions in­com­pat­ible with EU law.
13/02/2018
The rise of the new lux­ury eco­nomy
Travel has al­ways played host to dra­mat­ic and of­ten dis­rupt­ive changes. At CMS’s an­nu­al tech­no­logy con­fer­ence, In­nov­ate to Sur­vive, onefinestay’s CEO, Javi­er Ce­dillo-Es­pin de­livered a key­note, sum­mar­ised in this art­icle.
02/02/2018
IBM Wat­son at work
There may be much hype around ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence but IBM has been demon­strat­ing the busi­ness po­ten­tial of ma­chine learn­ing through its Wat­son ana­lyt­ics plat­form since 2011. Wat­son came about after one of IBM’s re­search teams were at the pub watch­ing.
24/01/2018
Is eS­ports the next big sen­sa­tion?
Jimmy Kim­mell learnt the hard way what hap­pens when you cri­ti­cise the world of eS­ports gam­ing – a new mar­ket where people watch oth­er people play­ing video games via live stream­ing on­line. The fam­ous Amer­ic­an late night talk show host said his cri­ti­cism res­ul­ted.
22/01/2018
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.
30/10/2017
What next for in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers?
Sum­mary The Ir­ish High Court has made a pre­lim­in­ary ref­er­ence to the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (the “CJEU”), ask­ing wheth­er stand­ard data pro­tec­tion clauses (“stand­ard clauses”) are com­pat­ible with the leg­al rights of data sub­jects un­der EU law.
10/07/2017
GDPR ques­tion­naire: 50 ques­tions to identi­fy if your busi­ness is ready
The Bav­ari­an Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity re­leased a GDPR im­ple­ment­a­tion ques­tion­naire 12 months be­fore the GDPR ap­plies to busi­nesses in Europe. On 25 May 2017, 12 months be­fore the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”) ap­plies to busi­nesses through­out.
26/06/2017
Al­gorithms and Col­lu­sion – the de­bate by the OECD Com­pet­i­tion Com­mit­tee
On 16 May 2017, the Sec­ret­ari­at of the OECD made avail­able a back­ground note about “Al­gorithms and Col­lu­sion” that was at the centre of the de­bate by the OECD Com­pet­i­tion Com­mit­tee on 21-23 June 2017.
14/06/2017
Coun­cil of the European Uni­on ad­opts the port­ab­il­ity Reg­u­la­tion for...
On 8 June 2017, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on ad­op­ted the much-dis­cussed Reg­u­la­tion on port­ab­il­ity of di­git­al ser­vices across the EU. This rep­res­ents the clear­ing of the fi­nal pro­ced­ur­al hurdle be­fore the re­quire­ments of the Reg­u­la­tion ap­ply, which is an­ti­cip­ated.
06/04/2017
Do ro­bots have rights? The European Par­lia­ment ad­dresses ar­ti­fi­cial...
Back­ground A lively dis­cus­sion is cur­rently un­der way in the busi­ness world re­gard­ing pos­sible ap­plic­a­tions of in­tel­li­gent IT sys­tems and autonom­ous ma­chines and equip­ment. Rap­id tech­nic­al de­vel­op­ment in these areas has spurred the ima­gin­a­tion of users.
28/03/2017
On the road to autonom­ous vehicles
Con­nec­ted and autonom­ous vehicle (“CAV”) tech­no­lo­gies are set to have a pro­found so­cial and eco­nom­ic im­pact world­wide and con­tin­ue to ac­cu­mu­late a great weight of ex­pect­a­tion. Ad­voc­ates ar­gue that CAV tech­no­lo­gies will im­prove road safety, ease con­ges­tion and.
05/01/2017
Leg­al Com­mit­tee of the European Par­lia­ment ap­proves the Port­ab­il­ity...
On 29 Novem­ber 2016, the Leg­al Com­mit­tee of the European Par­lia­ment ap­proved the reg­u­la­tion on “en­sur­ing the cross-bor­der port­ab­il­ity of on­line con­tent ser­vices” (the “Port­ab­il­ity Reg­u­la­tion”). So far, the Port­ab­il­ity Reg­u­la­tion is the only re­main­ing pro­vi­sion.
25/10/2016
New ICO pri­vacy no­tices, trans­par­ency and con­trol code – is it time...
The In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (“ICO”) re­leased a re­vised code of prac­tice (the “Code”) fol­low­ing a con­sulta­tion on com­mu­nic­at­ing pri­vacy in­form­a­tion to in­di­vidu­als. The pur­pose of the Code is to en­sure trans­par­ency and ac­cess­ib­il­ity to in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing.