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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 emerging Europe, including Turkey, 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 the region, 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.

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 telecommunications, 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 harbor and Big Data at both local and EU level.

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14 May 2021
Re­cord­ing an as­sign­ment at the European Pat­ent Of­fice
Doc­u­ment sign­ing has presen­ted nov­el chal­lenges in the new re­mote-work­ing en­vir­on­ment. Re­cord­ing an as­sign­ment at the European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) can be straight­for­ward provided that the form­al re­quire­ments...
12 May 2021
Tur­key in­tro­duces new ob­lig­a­tions for Crypto As­set Ser­vice Pro­viders
The Pres­id­en­tial De­cree “The Amend­ment to the Reg­u­la­tion on Meas­ures Re­gard­ing Pre­ven­tion of Laun­der­ing Pro­ceeds of Crime and Fin­an­cing of Ter­ror­ism” was pub­lished in Tur­key's Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on...
26 April 2021
Im­pact of the GDPR in Tur­key
1. Ap­plic­able le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing data pro­tec­tion in Tur­key The key piece of le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing data pro­tec­tion in Tur­key is the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Law No. 6698 (“DPL”).The sec­ond­ary le­gis­la­tion...
12 April 2021
EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
06 April 2021
EU is­sues draft of Di­git­al Mar­kets Act aimed at cre­at­ing a new and fair...
The European Com­mis­sion has pub­lished a draft pro­pos­al for a new com­pet­i­tion law frame­work for large on­line plat­forms, called the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). The Com­mis­sion pro­posed the DMA due to the...
29 March 2021
EDPS & EDPB re­lease joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act
On 10 March 2021, the EDPB and the EDPS re­leased their joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act (DGA), the European Com­mis­sion’s Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion on European data gov­ernance. The DGA is an...
24 March 2021
EDPB Guidelines on Vir­tu­al Voice As­sist­ants
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its draft Guidelines 02/2021 on Vir­tu­al Voice As­sist­ants (VVAs), which are soft­ware ser­vices that take voice as an in­put, identi­fy and ex­ecute a com­mand...
17 March 2021
Tur­key’s Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity pub­lishes reas­on­ing be­hind tem­por­ary in­junc­tion...
The Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity has launched an ex-of­fi­cio in­vest­ig­a­tion against so­cial me­dia plat­form Face­book (Face­book Inc. and Face­book Ire­land Ltd.) and the mo­bile com­mu­nic­a­tion ap­plic­a­tion What­s­App (What­s­App...
09 March 2021
New com­pet­i­tion tools for di­git­al mar­kets – Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law vs....
After the new Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to ef­fect in Janu­ary 2021, ma­jor di­git­al plat­forms are now af­fected by art­icle 19a of the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion Act. Un­der art­icle 19a, the Ger­man com­pet­i­tion...
05 March 2021
Data pro­tec­tion and cy­ber­se­cur­ity laws in Tur­key
Data pro­tec­tion 1. Loc­al data pro­tec­tion laws and scope The Law on Pro­tec­tion of Per­son­al Data No. 6698 (“DPL”) cov­ers the gen­er­al pro­cessing of per­son­al data in Tur­key.The Reg­u­la­tion on Eras­ure...
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08 March 2021
CMS cel­eb­rates In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men's Day on 8 March 2021
Missed the We­bin­ar? Here you have ac­cess to all re­cord­ings. CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz in­vites you to its glob­al cel­eb­ra­tion of In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men’s Day. This spe­cial we­bin­ar, ded­ic­ated to wo­men every­where...
24 February 2021
COV­ID and ViCo: EPO re­fer­ral to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal
In the last year, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a large pro­por­tion of the leg­al sec­tor trans­ition­ing to a ‘work from home’ ar­range­ment, with meet­ings tak­ing place re­motely. Non-es­sen­tial travel...