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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

TMC – Technology, Media & Communications

It is becoming increasingly evident that inserting into the digital economy is a necessary step for business development. Therefore, tackling complexity and technological changes to get the most out of them requires a deep knowledge of the technological environment and the issues that surround it.

Our experience and knowledge in the different legal aspects of information and communication technologies allow us to offer our clients deep and comprehensive advice, to develop their businesses using technologies and facing an environment in constant transformation. Our legal experts have the knowledge, the skills and experience to provide comprehensive, accurate and relevant advice to the different actors in the technological ecosystem, from developers and start-ups with innovative business models to global tech and telecommunications companies. It is our goal to keep providing specialized legal advice to support our clients in the growth of their businesses.

Our advice includes a wide range of matters, such as:

  • Regulatory matters regarding telecommunications, technology and television services.
  • Participation in public tenders in the technology and telecommunication sectors.
  • Management of licenses and authorizations required for the provision of telecommunication services.
  • Review, structuring and support of technology service contracts.
  • Technology platform usage policies.
  • Support from concept to launch of products and services involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), advising on issues of ownership, data use, data security and algorithmic discrimination risks.
  • Risk assessment for the implementation of disruptive technologies (Internet of Things -IoT-, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, among others) and negotiation with service providers.
  • Consulting for e-sports.
  • Internet law (digital media, e-mobility platforms, social networks).
  • Electronic commerce - development of electronic commerce projects, start-up advice, development of legal documents to operate an e-commerce project.
  • Matters related to personal data protection (Colombian Law and GDPR).
  • Advertising law and cybersecurity.
  • Support in the digital transformation of companies from all sectors.

The CMS Technology, Media & Communications team has expert attorneys in more than 40 countries, that allow us to advise on the launch of international projects


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CMS Next
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