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TMC – Technology, Media & Communications

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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.

For the past two decades, our team of over 100 specialist partners in 41 countries has been exposed to every risk and challenge you face in the TMC sector such as IP infringements or anti-trust issues. This means we understand the industries in which you transact including telecommunications, technology, sourcing, sports and media as well as data protection and are able to develop innovative solutions for you.

Technological convergence coupled with the rapid spread of new technologies has opened up a wealth of opportunities in your industry and you must move swiftly to capitalise on them. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to spot and pre-empt legal difficulties before they arise. From M&A to investment and financing, from tax to licensing and product liability, from intellectual property to employment and environmental issues, from network sharing to outsourcing, our multi-disciplinary teams can help guide you towards the most commercially successful outcome.

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21 September 2020
Lex­o­logy GT­DT - Pat­ents 2020 (Switzer­land)
Read the full Lex­o­logy art­icle here...
03 February 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G reg­u­la­tion and law
5G: Across coun­tries, some tech­nic­al para­met­ers are com­mon; the same can­not be said for reg­u­la­tion. Find here a guide about the key 5G re­lated reg­u­lat­ory po­s­i­tions be­ing taken in 40 jur­is­dic­tions.
18 September 2020
Swiss Fed­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion and In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er de­clares Swiss-US...
On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) rendered a long-awaited de­cision in the case C-311/18, Data Pro­tec­tion com­mis­sion­er v. Face­book Ire­land & Schrems (Schrems II) on the...
02 July 2020
CMS ad­vises capiton/Cym­biQ on the ac­quis­i­tion of As­pec­tra AG
An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS ad­vised Cym­biQ Group AG on all leg­al as­pects on the ac­quis­i­tion of As­pec­tra AG in Zurich. Read more about the deal here.
04 July 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to on­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in Europe
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on gambling law and reg­u­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
18 September 2020
How will in­valid­ity of the Pri­vacy Shield and new rules for Stand­ard Con­trac­tu­al...
In a re­cent rul­ing, the EU Court of Justice struck down the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield and, though it ruled that stand­ard con­trac­tu­al clauses re­main val­id for trans­fers of per­son­al data out­side the EEA, in­ter­preted...
24 April 2020
CMS again achieves top po­s­i­tions in BIL­ANZ / Le Temps rank­ing 2020
The best law­yers in Switzer­land 2020 were se­lec­ted by the busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ.
26 April 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to STO reg­u­la­tion and law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on STO reg­u­la­tion and law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
22 July 2020
Around 1600 view­ers re­gister for live video stream of com­puter soft­ware...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice re­cently heard or­al ar­gu­ments con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion. This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers....
15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
03 July 2020
Pro­tocol for On­line Case Man­age­ment in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
As ar­bit­ra­tions are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly glob­al­ised, with par­ti­cipants loc­ated across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions, parties are con­stantly look­ing for ef­fi­cient ways to com­mu­nic­ate and share doc­u­ments and in­form­a­tion...
31 March 2020
Lex­o­logy Get­ting the Deal Through - Do­mains & Do­main Names 2020 - Switzer­land
Do­mains and Do­main Names provides ex­pert an­swers to the most per­tin­ent leg­al ques­tions, trends and reg­u­la­tion that af­fect in­ter­net do­mains and do­main names around the world.