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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Fuelled by increased consumer demand for cutting edge products and low-cost services, you face a constant battle to offer ‘more for less’. Innovation drives growth, provided you overcome significant regulatory and commercial hurdles. Having worked on a broad range of cutting-edge technology, media and communications matters in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) over the past two decades, our market-leading specialists in the region have dealt with every risk and challenge you face in a rapidly evolving market, from IP infringement and anti-trust issues to the complex issues that arise as markets adapts to transformative technologies – big data, the cloud, e-health and the internet-of-things.

Many companies are also joining forces as they seek to meet highly capital-intensive demands for investment in technology and building networks. Our experts in CEE, many of whom have worked in-house in leading technology, media and communications companies, have led on a significant proportion of the limited number of network sharing arrangements that are in place across Europe.

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We understand that 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.

We are actively involved in the industries in which you operate including communication, technology, sourcing, sports and media, and are able to develop innovative solutions for you. Recognising the ever growing demand for and importance of data privacy, CMS has a dedicated data privacy team focusing on the full range of data privacy compliance matters, from privacy audits through to data security, transmission and management, as well as issues such as safe harbour and Big Data at both local and EU level.

The TMT Team in Hungary stands out as the largest team in the country. The vast majority of our team has experience in working both as in-house counsel of major TMT companies, as well as external legal counsel for major international law firms.

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High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in TMT in Hun­gary
RTL Group on sig­ni­fic­ant, stra­tegic ad­vis­ory work re­lat­ing to the core op­er­a­tion of the group in Hun­gary, in­clud­ing com­plex me­dia reg­u­lat­ory, com­pet­i­tion, tax, re­struc­tur­ing and IP ad­vice.Liberty Glob­al Europe on the ac­quis­i­tion of the 5th largest cable net­work pro­vider by UPC Hun­gary.Ger­man tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions com­pany on reg­u­lat­ory pos­sib­il­it­ies of start­ing cer­tain in­nov­at­ive ECS and OTT ser­vices in Hun­gary and provided sup­port to our col­leagues in Slov­akia.Mi­crosoft on full range of leg­al mat­ters, in­clud­ing Safe Har­bor ad­her­ence and call centre op­er­a­tion ad­vice; vari­ous reg­u­lat­ory mat­ters, such as the pro­fil­ing re­quire­ments un­der the draft EU Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion, per­mit­ted use of so­cial me­dia videos, gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance rights, cloud ser­vices and the ECJ's "right to be for­got­ten" judge­ment, among oth­ers.Mag­yar Telekom (a Deutsche Telekom sub­si­di­ary) on en­ergy, e-health, mo­bile pay­ment pro­jects and launch of bundled of­fers on a daily basis. As­sist­ance in con­tent sourcing e.g. con­clu­sion of con­tracts with broad­cast­ing com­pan­ies for all three screens: TV (cable and IPTV), mo­bile and PC. Ad­vised on a com­plex co­oper­a­tion agree­ment with new out­sourcing part­ner.
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This guide fo­cuses on the most im­port­ant leg­al areas where elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures are usu­ally used: em­ploy­ment law, com­mer­cial con­tracts, real es­tate law, cor­por­ate law and bank­ing and fin­ance con­tracts. This guide ad­di­tion­ally in­cludes help­ful at-a-glance
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.
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....
23 June 2020
Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) and Pri­vacy
In the last few months, we have seen or­gan­isa­tions across Europe im­pos­ing vari­ous ob­lig­a­tions on their em­ploy­ees, vis­it­ors and cus­tom­ers to fight the spread of the COV­ID-19 vir­us. CMS has pub­lished com­pre­hens­ive data pro­tec­tion guid­ance for those em­ploy­er
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.
15 July 2020
Hun­gary's par­lia­ment ad­opts elec­tri­city act amend­ment al­low­ing ex­ten­sion...
On 3 Ju­ly 2020, the Hun­gari­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted an amend­ment to Act LXXXVI on elec­tri­city. Fur­ther to the state of emer­gency an­nounced by the Gov­ern­ment and sur­round­ing COV­ID-19, the amend­ment au­thor­ises...
December 2019
Pr­op­tech Smart Of­fice bro­chure 2019
Our latest CMS Pr­op­tech Smart Of­fice Bro­chure in­cludes a task list which sum­mar­ises the data pro­tec­tion (GDPR) com­pli­ance re­lated doc­u­ments and tasks to be done by op­er­at­ors of smart of­fice build­ings, and the per­sons ob­tain­ing or provid­ing smart of­fice se
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.
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...
August 2019
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02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter...
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High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in TMT in Hun­gary