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Fuelled by huge customer demand for cutting-edge products and increased supply of pioneering services, the sectors of technology, media and communications are each undergoing unprecedented change. Innovation is key and so tech and communication suppliers, and creators and distributors of media, need to protect their investments and maximise their commercial opportunities. Likewise, as sectors continue to converge, users, financiers and investors in technology, media and communications need to get to grips with digital transformation and how it is overhauling the traditional spaces they once operated in.

To tackle these challenges head-on, some of the world’s leading companies and fastest-growing businesses are choosing to work with lawyers like us who understand your sector, speak your language and are available wherever you need us.  

Our team guides and supports on M&A to investment and financing including in the areas of fintech and blockchain, 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.


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23/09/2021
Are you ready for the new PRC Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law?
On 1 Novem­ber 2021, the new PRC Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law will come in­to ef­fect. This is Chin­a's first om­ni­bus per­son­al data pro­tec­tion law, much like the GDPR.This new law will ap­ply both to...
13/07/2021
Open Secrets? Guard­ing value in the in­tan­gible eco­nomy
Across mul­tiple in­dus­tries, busi­nesses are de­riv­ing an ever great­er pro­por­tion of their value from as­sets pro­tec­ted not by pat­ent or copy­right – but by secrecy. And from cus­tom­er data to soft­ware al­gorithms...
08/06/2021
Trade secrets in Hong Kong
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
Comparable
04/06/2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care pro­fes­sion­als – leg­al, com­pli­ance, reg­u­lat­ory
26/05/2021
Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) con­tin­ues to evolve and of­fer op­por­tun­it­ies for na­tions, com­munit­ies and busi­nesses. But it is not without con­tro­versy in areas such as en­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion and in­ter­na­tion­al debt.As a lead­er in many Belt and Road sec­tors, CMS has polled and in­ter­viewed over 500 BRI par­ti­cipants around the world, about their cur­rent think­ing on BRI and the pro­spects they see for it. This series of re­ports ana­lyses sen­ti­ment around the world, con­siders what BRI means for each re­gion, shines a spot­light on dif­fer­ent na­tions and high­lights leg­al con­sid­er­a­tions.  You can ac­cess the full series of re­gion­al re­ports be­low.16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um 
22/04/2021
What does Chin­a's Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive mean for Lat­in Amer­ica?
The Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is China’s in­fra­struc­ture and fin­an­cing ini­ti­at­ive, de­vel­op­ing glob­al land and sea trade routes around the world. Many Lat­in Amer­ic­an na­tions have signed agree­ments...
05/03/2021
Data pro­tec­tion and cy­ber­se­cur­ity laws in Hong Kong
Data pro­tec­tion 1. Loc­al data pro­tec­tion laws and scope The Per­son­al Data (Pri­vacy) Or­din­ance (Cap. 486)  (the "PDPO") is a com­pre­hens­ive set of laws that is tech­no­logy-neut­ral and provides a set...
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16/02/2021
5G reg­u­la­tion and law in Hong Kong
1. What is the state of 5G de­ploy­ment in your coun­try? Hong Kong has em­braced 5G, and taken steps to in­teg­rate the tech­no­logy in­to dif­fer­ent sec­tors. The gov­ern­ment and the Of­fice of the Com­mu­nic­a­tions...
Comparable
02/10/2020
BRI - View from APAC
The Asia-Pa­cific re­gion (APAC) has seen ex­tens­ive Belt and Road (BRI) in­vest­ment already, and prom­ises much more.But our sur­vey of BRI par­ti­cipants in APAC re­veals un­ex­pec­ted levels of am­bi­val­ence about some as­pects of BRI pro­jects.Can these po­ten­tial dif­fi­culties be tackled in a way that will ad­dress con­cerns about is­sues such as trans­par­ency and sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and en­cour­age the great­er in­volve­ment of in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses that China hopes to see? And how are the un­pre­ced­en­ted prob­lems of 2020, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes, af­fect­ing the pro­spects of BRI?Our APAC re­port looks at is­sues in­clud­ing:Dif­fi­culties in BRI pro­jects ex­per­i­enced by APAC par­ti­cipants, and the po­ten­tial for resolv­ing these.The ef­fects of Cov­id-19 on BRI.Mit­ig­at­ing BRI risk and man­aging dis­putes.Po­ten­tial trends in the fin­an­cing of BRI pro­jects.The sec­tors at­tract­ing the most in­terest among BRI par­ti­cipants.The im­pact of BRI 2.0.
11/05/2020
AI in Life Sci­ences
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is not new: the term it­self was coined over 60 years ago. However, the con­ver­gence of data volume, pro­cessing power and tech­nic­al cap­ab­il­ity has con­vinced many that the AI era...