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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Germany

The information and communications age is witnessing the rapid emergence of new content and national/international conditions. Coping with this changing environment calls for in-depth legal advice that is always up-to-date. Our team of specialists have the required legal skills, extensive experience and in-depth expert knowledge of the field to provide you with comprehensive, accurate and relevant advice, particularly in the following areas:

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Law Firm of the Year 2016 - Information Technology

JUVE Handbuch, 2016/2017

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    Data Protection Law & IT Security Law

    For us, data protection law is not just a “fashionable” new area of law. We have long practical experience of advising and representing German and international clients across a wide range of industries. Our approach combines strong legal specialisation with expertise in sector and application-specific requirements and concepts that has been gained through our work.

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    IT Law

    In addition to preparing and negotiating IT agreements of all kinds (software licensing and project agreements, software as a service (SaaS), application service provisioning (ASP), EVB-IT system (Supplementary Terms of Contract for IT Procurement), etc.), we advise companies on all aspects of Internet law and e-commerce. A key area is data protection law and information security.

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    Media Law

    In addition to the classic areas such as Press and Publishing Law, a focus of our practice is on the area of new media. Topics such as the "unbundling of rights" with regard to the utilization of contents in the new media (IPTV, video on demand, etc.), legal assistance in setting up innovative business models in the area of new media, providing advice on new forms of advertising such as branded entertainment, combating Internet pirating and legal assistance with digitalization projects are our daily bread.

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    Press Law

    The media sector is more profoundly impacted by digital transformation than almost any other industry. Along with overcoming major commercial challenges, media companies must also continue to comply with strict duties of care in their publications. With regard to the other side of the divide, it is becoming increasingly difficult for businesses and private individuals to protect their reputations and personal rights because damaging statements spread like wildfire online and via social networks. Lawyers advising on press law matters thus need a high level of experience and accuracy, combined with speed and cost awareness.

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    Sports Law

    We have many years of experience in all areas of sports law. Drafting and negotiating contracts is just as much part of our core activities as in-court assertion of claims and providing strategic advice. We advise agencies, sports associations and media companies on marketing sports rights and developing new marketing strategies, paying particular attention to the possibilities offered by new media.

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    Telecommunication

    We have extensive experience of structuring, managing, negotiating and implementing corporate transactions in the telecommunications sector at both local and international level. In addition to the conventional fields of activity involving agreements and regulatory matters, we advise companies on all network access issues (for example open access) and in the context of telecoms outsourcing projects.

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    Kristy Duane
    Nov 2018
    Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
    Glob­al in­fra­struc­ture re­port
    29/10/2018
    With the fu­ture of the US-EU data Pri­vacy Shield in doubt, com­pan­ies...
    The EU Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR), which has been in ef­fect the European mar­ket since 25 May 2018, re­quires com­pan­ies to meet cer­tain stand­ards when trans­fer­ring per­son­al data to non-EU coun­tries or "third coun­tries" (see Art­icle 44 et se­qq.
    12/11/2018
    Filling and pack­aging equip­ment man­u­fac­turer Krones...
    17/10/2018
    Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
    In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.
    Petra Heemskerk
    31/10/2018
    Self-driv­ing cars – op­por­tun­it­ies for pub­lic pro­cure­ment...
    27/09/2018
    Na­tion­al gambling au­thor­it­ies is­sue a de­clar­a­tion in which they raise...
    On 17 Septem­ber 2018, 17 gambling reg­u­lat­ors is­sued a de­clar­a­tion in which they raised their con­cerns re­lated to the blur­ring lines between gambling and gam­ing. The de­clar­a­tion iden­ti­fies four main areas of con­cern: skin bet­ting, loot boxes, so­cial casino gam­ing.
    30/10/2018
    CMS ad­vises tado° on new fin­an­cing round worth USD...
    27/09/2018
    Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity fines on­line bet­ting op­er­at­or EUR 312,500
    The Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity (DGA) has im­posed a fine of EUR 312,500 on on­line bet­ting op­er­at­or Mr Green Ltd (Mr Green), which ex­ploits the web­site www. mr­green. com, for vi­ol­at­ing the Dutch Bet­ting and Gam­ing Act (WOK).
    29/10/2018
    CMS ad­vises share­hold­er of trend­tours Tour­istik Group...
    13/08/2018
    New EU reg­u­la­tion brings trans­par­ency to on­line in­ter­me­di­ar­ies and...
    In the new draft  set of rules ("Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion for fair­ness and trans­par­ency for busi­ness users of on­line in­ter­me­di­ation ser­vices"), the European Com­mis­sion will ob­lige on­line in­ter­me­di­ation ser­vices and search en­gines to ob­serve great­er fair­ness.
    October 2018
    Part­ner or buy if you can’t DIY
    16/07/2018
    The mat­ter of Chris Froome
    The Tour de France's de­cision to ad­mit the con­tro­ver­sial rider high­lights the dis­cre­tion­ary power of world sports or­gan­isa­tions like the IOC and ASO In early Ju­ly, the World Anti-Dop­ing Agency (WADA) an­nounced it would not ap­peal the de­cision of the Uni­on Cyc­liste.