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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Germany

The information and communications age is witnessing the rapid emergence of new content and national/international conditions. Coping with this changing environment calls for in-depth legal advice that is always up-to-date. Our team of specialists have the required legal skills, extensive experience and in-depth expert knowledge of the field to provide you with comprehensive, accurate and relevant advice, particularly in the following areas:

ePrivacy Regulation
Digital Transformation
Know-how Protection
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Law Firm of the Year 2016 - Information Technology

JUVE Handbuch, 2016/2017

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    Data Protection Law & IT Security Law

    For us, data protection law is not just a “fashionable” new area of law. We have long practical experience of advising and representing German and international clients across a wide range of industries. Our approach combines strong legal specialisation with expertise in sector and application-specific requirements and concepts that has been gained through our work.

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    IT Law

    In addition to preparing and negotiating IT agreements of all kinds (software licensing and project agreements, software as a service (SaaS), application service provisioning (ASP), EVB-IT system (Supplementary Terms of Contract for IT Procurement), etc.), we advise companies on all aspects of Internet law and e-commerce. A key area is data protection law and information security.

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    Media Law

    In addition to the classic areas such as Press and Publishing Law, a focus of our practice is on the area of new media. Topics such as the "unbundling of rights" with regard to the utilization of contents in the new media (IPTV, video on demand, etc.), legal assistance in setting up innovative business models in the area of new media, providing advice on new forms of advertising such as branded entertainment, combating Internet pirating and legal assistance with digitalization projects are our daily bread.

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    Press Law

    The media sector is more profoundly impacted by digital transformation than almost any other industry. Along with overcoming major commercial challenges, media companies must also continue to comply with strict duties of care in their publications. With regard to the other side of the divide, it is becoming increasingly difficult for businesses and private individuals to protect their reputations and personal rights because damaging statements spread like wildfire online and via social networks. Lawyers advising on press law matters thus need a high level of experience and accuracy, combined with speed and cost awareness.

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    Sports Law

    We have many years of experience in all areas of sports law. Drafting and negotiating contracts is just as much part of our core activities as in-court assertion of claims and providing strategic advice. We advise agencies, sports associations and media companies on marketing sports rights and developing new marketing strategies, paying particular attention to the possibilities offered by new media.

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    Telecommunication

    We have extensive experience of structuring, managing, negotiating and implementing corporate transactions in the telecommunications sector at both local and international level. In addition to the conventional fields of activity involving agreements and regulatory matters, we advise companies on all network access issues (for example open access) and in the context of telecoms outsourcing projects.

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    April 2019
    Block­chain in Deutsch­land – Ein­satz, Po­ten­ziale, Heraus­for­der­ungen
    Die Block­chain-Tech­no­lo­gie ist neben dem Thema Künst­liche In­tel­li­genz eine der spannend­sten tech­no­lo­gis­chen En­twicklun­gen. Im Kern ge­ht es bei der Block­chain dar­um, dass Dat­en­tran­sak­tion­en nicht zen­t­ral auf einem Serv­er gespeich­ert wer­den, son­dern dezen­t­ral in der Block­chain. Das heißt: ver­teilt in einem Net­zwerk von Rech­nern. Dabei wird tech­nisch sich­erges­tellt, dass ein­mal hin­ter­legte Daten nicht mehr geändert wer­den können. Der Vorteil liegt auf der Hand: Es braucht keine zen­t­rale In­stanz, der alle Markt­teil­nehmer ver­trauen müssen – und dam­it gibt es auch kein­en zen­t­ralen An­griff­spunkt für Cy­berkriminelle und kein­en Schwach­punkt, der durch tech­nis­che Störungen lahmgelegt wer­den kann.War der Be­griff lange Zeit fast aus­nahmslos mit dem Thema Bit­coin und später an­der­en Kryptowährungen verknüpft, so gibt es heute eine Vielzahl von Pi­lot­pro­jek­ten in un­ter­schied­lich­sten Branchen, die auf der Block­chain auf­bauen. Doch wie sieht es mit der Block­chain in Deutsch­land aus? An dieser Stelle set­zt die vorlie­gende Stud­ie des Bitkom an, die mit Un­ter­stützung von CMS und weit­er­en Sponsoren durchge­führt wurde. Die zen­t­ralen Ergeb­n­isse stellt der vorlie­gende Stud­i­en­bericht vor.Wenn Sie die voll­ständige Stud­ie als PDF er­hal­ten möcht­en, neh­men Sie gerne Kon­takt mit uns auf.
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    08 May 2020
    Data Law Nav­ig­at­or | Over­view
    Find here in­form­a­tion about data pro­tec­tion and cy­ber se­cur­ity laws in vari­ous coun­tries world­wide: Al­bania, Aus­tria, Bel­gi­um, Bos­nia and Herzegov­ina, Bul­garia, Croa­tia, Czech Re­pub­lic, France, Ger­many, Hong Kong, Hun­gary, Italy, Lux­em­bourg, Mex­ico, Monte
    03 February 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G
    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.
    26 May 2020
    European Com­mis­sion must ad­dress in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and AI
    The Com­mit­tee on Leg­al Af­fairs (JURI) of the European Par­lia­ment has pub­lished three draft re­ports re­lat­ing to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI). This note is about the draft re­port on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty...
    April 2020
    Check­list M&A and GDPR
    The scope of the EU Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) ex­tends to M&A trans­ac­tions. Sanc­tions for in­fringe­ments of data pro­tec­tion rules in­clude, amongst oth­ers, a fine of up to EUR 20 mil­lion or 4% of world­wide an­nu­al turnover...
    04 July 2019
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to On­line Gambling Reg­u­la­tion in Europe
    The gambling in­dustry is con­stantly in a state of change. Check out this guide to see the gambling leg­al land­scape and who to con­tact should you have ques­tions.
    12 May 2020
    Loc­a­tion apps in the time of COV­ID-19
    Con­tact tra­cing and loc­a­tion data-based ap­plic­a­tions have re­cently be­come the sub­ject of the heated de­bates in view of their wide­spread use in the fight against the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. In re­sponse to...
    14 April 2020
    FAQ on Corona-App
    The pur­pose of a Corona App is to warn people when they are near a per­son in­fec­ted with COV­ID-19. De­tailed in­form­a­tion about the Corona App can be found here as PDF...
    26 April 2019
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Se­cur­ity Token Of­fer­ings
    Dur­ing Se­cur­ity Token Of­fer­ings, com­pan­ies sell token­ized se­cur­it­ies to in­vestors. Our pub­lic­a­tion is a guide to the cur­rent state of play of the reg­u­lat­ory en­vir­on­ment in se­lect jur­is­dic­tions world­wide.
    24 April 2020
    New CJEU rul­ing cla­ri­fies the ‘com­mu­nic­a­tion to the pub­lic’ pro­vi­sions...
    In a much-an­ti­cip­ated de­cision, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (‘CJEU’) con­clus­ively de­term­ined that the activ­it­ies of car-leas­ing com­pan­ies of­fer­ing vehicles fit­ted with ra­dio equip­ment...
    24/03/2020
    CMS ad­vises Ber­lin-based SME private equity fund Flex Cap­it­al on first...
    Flex Cap­it­al, a private equity fund launched by a num­ber of in­vestors and founders from the Ger­man start-up scene, has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Biele­feld-based QR code spe­cial­ist Egod­it­or GmbH. The Ber­lin-based CMS Ger­many tech­no­logy team headed by le
    30 June 2017
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Build­ing In­form­a­tion Mod­el­ling (BIM)
    The ex­tent to which BIM is ad­op­ted in the dif­fer­ent coun­tries as well as the leg­al tra­di­tions and frame­works to be con­sidered when im­ple­ment­ing BIM vary around the globe. Read here how!
    17 April 2020
    Is a pri­vacy-friendly use of mo­bile ap­plic­a­tions to com­bat COV­ID-19 our...
    A Pan-European Ap­proach to the Use of Mo­bile Apps and Mo­bile Data With its Re­com­mend­a­tion of 8 April 2020 on steps and meas­ures to de­vel­op a com­mon ap­proach to the use of mo­bile ap­plic­a­tions and mo­bile...