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TMT – Technology, Media & Telecommunications

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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 35 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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December 2019
The Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions Re­view
Rus­sia
17 Jan 20
New guid­ance on cy­ber­se­cur­ity for med­ic­al devices pub­lished
In Decem­ber 2019, the Med­ic­al Device Co­ordin­a­tion Group (“MD­CG”) is­sued a new guid­ance to help med­ic­al device man­u­fac­tur­ers meet the cy­ber­se­cur­ity re­quire­ments in the Med­ic­al Devices Reg­u­la­tion (“MDR”)...
28 Oct 19
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
27 Dec 19
Elec­tron­ic la­bour books to be avail­able in Rus­sia from 2021
Em­ploy­ment his­tory re­cords will have to be held in elec­tron­ic form from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments which provide for this and oth­er re­lated re­quire­ments will come in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020....
09 Dec 19
Fines for breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules fi­nally ad­op­ted
The Pres­id­ent has signed a law* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The law is ef­fect­ive from 2 Decem­ber 2019. The law provides for fines ran­ging from RUB 1m (EUR...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to On­line Gambling Reg­u­la­tion in Europe
30 Sep 19
Rus­si­an draft law sets fines for per­son­al data breaches and in­ter­net...
On 10 Septem­ber 2019, the Rus­si­an State Duma ad­op­ted a bill* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The draft law went through the first of three hear­ings in the lower cham­ber...
24/05/2019
CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
30 Aug 19
Rus­sia to en­force "Sov­er­eign In­ter­net" Law
On 1 Novem­ber 2019, the ma­jor­ity of the pro­vi­sions of the Sov­er­eign In­ter­net Law* will come in­to force in Rus­sia. The Law’s main goal is to cre­ate an autonom­ous sys­tem that can sup­port the op­er­a­tion...
21/05/2019
New law es­tab­lishes con­di­tions for di­git­al rights in...
Ja­pan­ese ver­sion
01 Aug 19
E-visas to be avail­able for St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad Re­gion
From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019*, for­eign cit­izens will be able to enter Rus­sia with single-entry elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts loc­ated in Saint Peters­burg and the Len­in­grad Re­gion. With this type of...