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In this episode, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Raffaele Giarda, a partner in our Rome office and Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, to discuss a hot topic in the mobility space: connected cars. In this episode, you will hear: The differences between connected cars and autonomous vehicles An overview of key legal developments surrounding the technology, including liability and data protection issuesRaffaele’s thoughts on how future regulation…

On 25 March 2019, the Italian Government (“Government”) passed Law Decree No. 22 (“Decree 22/2019”) which includes, among others, provisions on the so-called “special powers” of the Government in relation to broadband electronic communications based on 5G technology. Decree 22/2019 became effective on 26 March 2019 and will need to be converted into law by no later than 24 May 2019. The express intent of Decree 22/2019 is to adjust the Government’s special powers (“Special…

What does 2019 hold for businesses in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector and what legal and regulatory trends should be on their radar? A complex question in a world in which the boundaries between areas are blurring to an extent that car manufacturers are becoming tech companies, traditional content producers are launching their own direct-to-consumer streaming services, and telecommunications providers are moving into adjacent industries to make up for declines in traditional revenues. Everywhere,…

Two recent decisions issued by an Italian Court of First Instance and, subsequently, by the Court of Appeal intervene in the debate around the qualification of cryptocurrencies as an asset or money that may be validly injected into a limited liability company’ s capital.Both decisions refer to the same question: can a company accept cryptocurrencies as a contribution in kind to the company’ s corporate capital? Both courts answered in the negative, however on different…

The city of Turin is at the forefront of autonomous vehicle testing. On 26 October 2018, first in Italy, an autonomous vehicle drove in the city center wholly driverless using 5G technologies. Italian roads are now open to smart mobility. To this end, earlier this year, the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport pioneered the road of Intelligent Transport Systems by adopting a decree that paves the way for the digital transformation of Italian infrastructures.…