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TMC – Technology, Media & Communications

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Fuelled by increased consumer demand for cutting edge products and low-cost services, your business is faced with the constant battle to offer ‘more for less’. Innovation is key, but you need to overcome significant regulatory and commercial hurdles.

For the past two decades, our team of over 100 specialist partners in 41 countries has been exposed to every risk and challenge you face in the TMC sector such as IP infringements or anti-trust issues. This means we understand the industries in which you transact including telecommunications, technology, sourcing, sports and media as well as data protection and are able to develop innovative solutions for you.

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.

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Data Law Nav­ig­at­or | Over­view
100% se­cur­ity does not ex­ist. Now more than ever or­gan­isa­tions of all shapes and sizes should pay at­ten­tion to their data pri­vacy and cy­ber se­cur­ity. Un­pre­ced­en­ted num­bers are now work­ing from home, thus rais­ing ex­pos­ure to cy­ber se­cur­ity prob­lems and more com­plex data pro­tec­tion im­plic­a­tions.Wheth­er head­line worthy or not, we know that cy­ber in­cid­ents and breaches of data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tion have the po­ten­tial to cause an or­gan­isa­tion sig­ni­fic­ant dis­rup­tion of op­er­a­tions, dam­age to repu­ta­tion, and the risk of fines and losses. Pre­par­a­tion, in­clud­ing un­der­stand­ing the reg­u­lat­ory land­scape, con­tin­ues to be key.The CMS Data Law Nav­ig­at­or is an over­view of data pro­tec­tion and cy­ber se­cur­ity laws in over 30 coun­tries lis­ted be­low. The con­tent will be peri­od­ic­ally up­dated but, giv­en the con­stantly evolving laws in this area, we can­not guar­an­tee the con­tent is com­plete and ac­cur­ate.Vis­it the CMS Data Pro­tec­tion In­sight page to see more of our tools and re­lated pub­lic­a­tions.Vis­it a coun­try pro­fileme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­um 
CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G
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24 April 2020
CMS again achieves top po­s­i­tions in BIL­ANZ / Le Temps rank­ing 2020
The best law­yers in Switzer­land 2020 were se­lec­ted by the busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ.
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...
15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
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...
31 March 2020
Lex­o­logy Get­ting the Deal Through - Do­mains & Do­main Names 2020 - Switzer­land
Do­mains and Do­main Names provides ex­pert an­swers to the most per­tin­ent leg­al ques­tions, trends and reg­u­la­tion that af­fect in­ter­net do­mains and do­main names around the world.
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...
05 February 2020
CMS ad­vises CTS EVEN­TIM on the ac­quisiton of ma­jor­ity stakes in Gad­get...
CTS EVEN­TIM, a lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al tick­et­ing and live en­ter­tain­ment pro­vider, in­tens­i­fies its in­volve­ment in Switzer­land's live events sec­tor and ex­pands its busi­ness by ac­quir­ing 60% of the shares in Gad­get En­ter­tain­ment AG, Zurich (Gad­get En­ter­tain­men
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...
28 January 2020
CMS ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of POLY­DATA AG
An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land, Aus­tria and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG, a single-fam­ily of­fice and hold­ing com­pany for vari­ous in­dus­tri­al activ­it­ies, on the ac­quis­i­tion of all