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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. Our specialised experts have been exposed to every risk and challenge you face in the TMC sector. This means we understand the industries in which you transact including telecommunications, technology, media, network and IT infrastructure, internet and e-commerce as well as data protection and are able to develop innovative solutions for you. We also advise traditional businesses when they encounter TMC issues, such as automotive and industrial vehicle manufactures, banks, supermarkets, life sciences companies and public sector organisations.

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, from establishment of R&D centres and testing facilities to technology import and export, our team can help guide you towards the most commercially successful outcome.

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11/06/2024
Enforcement of the EU AI Act: The EU AI Office
On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence or the AI Act. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial...
18/04/2024
Top developments and predictions in the Technology, Media and Com­mu­nic­a­tions...
We look back at the top developments over the last 12 months in the technology, media and communications (TMC) sector and we look to the future with our top predictions for the coming year for businesses...
18/04/2024
Transforming the Legal Landscape? The Impact of LLMs
Large Language Models (LLMs) are a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that can generate human-like text based on deep learning techniques. LLMs are trained on massive amounts of textual data, such...
11/04/2024
China expands foreign investment in value-added tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions services...
On 8 April, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the Circular on Launching the Pilot Programme for Expanding the Opening-up of Value-Added Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Ser­vices.Pri­or...
12/03/2024
After EU Commission's first decision on Carbon Contracts for Difference,...
The European Commission approved the first Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD) scheme under the new Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy 2022 (CEEAG).Fol­low­ing the...
22/01/2024
CMS ranked in Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2024
We are pleased to announce that CMS has been ranked and recommended in six areas in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024. In addition, our partners from Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong...
29/12/2023
Tackling the misuse of crypto-assets for ML-TF purposes
As a constantly evolving sector, the crypto-assets ecosystem presents continuous challenges, particularly in terms of money laundering and terrorist financing (ML-TF) risks.To tackle the misuse of crypto-assets...
22/12/2023
AI Act: Council and Parliament reach political deal
After lengthy negotiations, a political deal has been reached on the AI Act. This blog provides an overview of the current situation.There has been a gap of over two years between the world's first legal...
18/12/2023
Digital health apps and telemedicine in China
Digital Health Apps/Software 1. How is the software within digital health apps classified in your jurisdiction, and what regulation(s) apply? 1.1 Is it considered a “medical device” or a “product”...
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15/12/2023
Chinese court issues landmark judgment in OPPO v. Nokia global FRAND rate...
The Chongqing First Intermediate People’s Court has issued a first instance judgment in the case filed by OPPO against Nokia over royalties for standard essential patents (SEPs). This landmark decision...
13/12/2023
APAC TMC Update - Winter 2023
ASEANComparison of Consent and Other Legal Bases to Process Personal Data across the Asia-Pacific by the Future of Privacy ForumIn September 2023, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”)...
20/11/2023
Data protection and cybersecurity laws in China
Data protection 1. Local data protection laws and scope PRC Cybersecurity Law (2017), a high-level legislation setting out the basic regulatory framework for both data protection and cybersecurity mat­ters. Per­son­al...
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