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Technological convergence coupled with the rapid spread of new technologies has opened up a wealth of opportunities in the sector which the corresponding legal advice can only replicate. Where there used to be three separate areas of practice, it is now necessary to provide multidisciplinary advice on regulation concerning electronic communication, the media, security, the use and sharing of information, new technologies and data protection.

Our Spanish team comprises members of different departments (services and telecommunication network regulation, the media, technology, software, IP, data security, etc.) with a successful track record in providing clients with interdisciplinary solutions.

Moreover, our clients’ requirements in this sector are becoming more globalised. Our team has over 100 specialist partners in 41 countries advising on the launch of international projects, centralising their management and providing clients with a single point of contact.

The clients in this sector are highly diverse, ranging from large global telecommunications operators, world leaders in e-commerce, high-tech firms and content owners to traditional businesses seeking specialist legal coverage. 

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Bartolomé Martín
07/12/2018
The new Con­sti­tu­tion­al Law on the Pro­tec­tion of Per­son­al...
TMC Alert | Decem­ber 2018
07/01/2019
Broad changes to the broad­cast­ing (and oth­er video me­dia) rules: the...
On 6 Novem­ber 2018, the European Coun­cil ap­proved a slew of long-awaited changes to the Au­di­ovisu­al Me­dia Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive (“the Dir­ect­ive”), the sem­in­al piece of EU le­gis­la­tion reg­u­lat­ing au­di­ovisu­al me­dia ser­vices across the European Uni­on.
06/11/2018
CMS ad­vises Bird on its es­tab­lish­ment in Spain
Deal Alert | Novem­ber 2018
03/01/2019
It comes with the ter­rit­ory: an up­date on re­cent de­vel­op­ments on ter­rit­ori­al­ity...
This Decem­ber has seen two im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in the broad­cast­ing sphere. First, on 13 Decem­ber, the European Coun­cil and the European Par­lia­ment reached a pro­vi­sion­al agree­ment on a new in­stru­ment to sup­ple­ment the Satel­lite and Cable Dir­ect­ive (“the On­line.
02/04/2018
Ini­tial Coin Of­fer­ings
New means of fun­drais­ing
20/12/2018
Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity clamps down on off­shore op­er­at­ors: Wil­li­am...
For the second time in re­cent months the Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity (DGA) has im­posed a fine on an off­shore on­line bet­ting op­er­at­or. The DGA fined WHG (In­ter­na­tion­al) Lim­ited, also known as Wil­li­am Hill, EUR 300,000 for of­fer­ing on­line gambling without a li­cence.
24/01/2011
Op­er­at­ors and Loc­al Coun­cils cross your fin­gers.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
08/11/2010
Tele­phone An­ten­nae: Op­er­at­ors v Coun­cils
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.
19/11/2009
El Sis­tema de In­form­a­ción del Mer­cado In­teri­or (IMI),...
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.