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Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion – Me­dia
The me­dia sec­tor is known to be highly com­pet­it­ive, with that com­pet­i­tion driv­ing in­nov­a­tion. Older me­dia busi­nesses have had to grapple with dis­rupt­ive new entrants. And those new entrants are con­stantly work­ing to de­liv­er bet­ter and more en­ga­ging con­tent and user ex­per­i­ences to main­tain their ad­vant­age. Di­git­isa­tion has changed how me­dia com­pan­ies in­ter­act with their audi­ence in ways we could not have ima­gined just a few years ago, but this comes with risk.This re­port is a deep dive in­to the data first pro­duced for the re­port Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion: Man­aging Risks in a Chan­ging Land­scape. This saw over 500 cor­por­ate coun­sel and risk man­agers sur­veyed from mul­tiple in­dus­tries across the world. Here we look in de­tail at the 75 re­spond­ents from the me­dia sec­tor, and their per­spect­ives on the risks as­so­ci­ated with busi­ness-crit­ic­al tech­no­lo­gies, in­clud­ing emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies. What did we find? Me­dia is a dy­nam­ic sec­tor and can be an early ad­op­ter of many nov­el tech­no­lo­gies as com­pan­ies push for com­pet­it­ive ad­vant­ages to cre­ate and sat­is­fy cus­tom­er de­mand. As we look to the fu­ture, the sec­tor does seem un­der­prepared in some areas, which is a po­ten­tial cause for con­cern.Down­load the Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion me­dia sec­tor re­port now to read aboutThe prin­cip­al drivers in the ad­op­tion of busi­ness-crit­ic­al tech­no­logy in the me­dia sec­tor­Con­fid­ence in man­aging tech-re­lated risks among seni­or me­dia ex­ec­ut­ivesFu­ture threats from new tech­no­lo­gies like AI and block­chain­Which plans and pro­cesses me­dia com­pan­ies are put­ting in place to pro­tect tech in­fra­struc­ture­Cul­tur­al bar­ri­ers to man­aging tech risks in the me­dia sec­tor­Preferred ap­proaches to dis­pute res­ol­u­tion in the me­dia sec­tor
The oc­ca­sion­al char­ter­ing of a pleas­ure yacht
Barche Novem­ber 2022Let’s see the rules for the oc­ca­sion­al rent­al of pleas­ure craft and the fa­vor­able tax re­gime es­tab­lished for those who in­tend to rent their own boat.Pub­lished on Barche Novem­ber...
Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree No. 149 of 10 Oc­to­ber 2022 - the new rules on Itali­an...
By Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree No. 149 of 10 Oc­to­ber 2022 (the "De­cree 149/2022"), the Itali­an Gov­ern­ment has made sig­ni­fic­ant amend­ments to the pro­vi­sions of the Itali­an Code of Civil Pro­ced­ure ("CCP") gov­ern­ing...
Tax cred­it also ex­ten­ded to for­eign source di­vidends
With the re­cent judg­ment No. 25698/2022, the Su­preme Court ad­dressed the case of an Itali­an res­id­ent in­di­vidu­al who re­ceives in­come dir­ectly - i.e., without the in­ter­ven­tion of an in­ter­me­di­ary - from...
Ex­clu­sion from pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures: rel­ev­ant cri­ter­ia for non-defin­it­ive...
On Oc­to­ber 12th 2022, the Min­istry of eco­nomy and fin­ance pub­lished Min­is­teri­al De­cree of 28 Septem­ber 2022, which was en­acted to­geth­er with the Min­istry of sus­tain­able in­fra­struc­tures and mo­bil­ity...
Deed taxes halved also for non-res­id­ent open-ended real es­tate funds
The Court of Cas­sa­tion, with the re­cent case no. 28595/2022, trans­posed what was ruled by the Com­munity judges of the CJEU in joined cases C-478/19 and C-479/19 stat­ing that the be­ne­fit that al­lows the...
New para­met­ers for leg­al fees
On Oc­to­ber 8, 2022, Min­is­teri­al De­cree no. 147 of Au­gust 13, 2022, amend­ing Min­is­teri­al De­cree no. 55 of March 10, 2014 reg­u­lat­ing the de­term­in­a­tion of para­met­ers for the pay­ment of leg­al fees, was pub­lished...
Re­form of justice: im­ple­ment­ing de­crees ap­proved
Boom & Gloom? CMS European M&A Out­look 2023
We are pleased to share with you the 2023 edi­tion of the European M&A Out­look pub­lished by CMS in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket.
CMS Green Globe
Stay in­formed about the latest sus­tain­ab­il­ity claims trends and de­vel­op­ments CMS Green Globe is an in­ter­act­ive plat­form that al­lows busi­nesses and cli­ents to stay aware and duly in­formed about all the main rap­idly chan­ging trends and de­vel­op­ments re­lated to sus­tain­ab­il­ity claims across the world.Here you will find in­form­a­tion on reg­u­la­tion and de­vel­op­ments you need to know when ad­vert­ising and mar­ket­ing your busi­ness or product by us­ing sus­tain­ab­il­ity claims as well as our key ex­perts to sup­port you in nav­ig­at­ing the world of such claims.CMS Green Globe helps you to avoid gre­en­wash­ing your con­sumer in your jur­is­dic­tion as well as across the globe. Dis­cov­er CMS Green Globe Best ex­plored on desktop
CON­SOB Res­ol­u­tion no. 22437 dated 6 Septem­ber 2022: amend­ments to CON­SOB...
The tax im­plic­a­tions
Barche Septem­ber 2022Pur­chas­ing and own­ing a pleas­ure yacht. Let’s ana­lyse what are the most im­port­ant tax is­sues.Pub­lished on Barche Septem­ber 2022