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The 21 December 2020 deadline for national implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has now passed. We checked in with our telecom regulatory teams on implementation status across the EU, and have drawn out some key takeaways: Deadline missed: Perhaps unsurprisingly given other priorities last year, the deadline for full implementation has been missed in most countries. Only Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands and the UK have so far implemented the EECC…

Last week the UK Government introduced the Telecommunications (Security) Bill to Parliament, which would give the Government new powers to control telecommunications providers thought to present a security risk, and to implement the UK ban announced earlier this year on the installation of equipment from Huawei and high risk vendors in 5G networks from the end of September 2021. These new rules will directly impact public telecoms providers (public electronic communications networks and services -…

Society’s attitude towards the technology sector has changed as technology has become intricately woven in our daily lives. This change in perspective and the accelerated rate with which we have come to rely on technology due to the pandemic has made it necessary for a new approach in regulation as well. In this episode of TMT Talk, Raffaele Giarda, Ben Allgrove and Sue McLean have a thought-provoking conversation about the shift in attitudes to disruption in the sector, how the…

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector continues to thrive, as e-commerce, cloud-based services/SaaS solutions and various technology solutions for work from home becomes increasingly relevant and in-demand. Alison Stafford Powell and Jennifer Revis join Raffaele Giarda in a discussion on the specific challenges that these tech companies experience from a protectionism and trade wars standpoint, since their endurance depends on a global supply chain. In our aim to give a complete 360 perspective, this episode will also explore the opportunities that…

The virus’ continuing global rampage has driven companies in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sector to find new ways of working and new solutions brought about by the pandemic. Given this, COVID-19 antitrust-focused topics, such as collaboration among competitors, application of antitrust laws during this crisis, and antitrust enforcement on tech companies, have become singularly relevant. In this episode of TMT Talk, Raffaele Giarda, Creighton Macy, and Carolina Pardo will shed light on the antitrust issues TMT companies are…

The impact of COVID-19 has never been more visible as in the transformation of global employment. With Raffaele Giarda, Susan Eandi and Bernhard Trappehl provide insights into how different technology companies handle the requirements and adjustments that inevitably come with the worldwide quarantine and the work-from-home dynamics that currently define our new normal. This episode of TMT Talk also looks into the future of work and explores what we can expect from a world beyond COVID-19. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5uIdGGss2zf5GRJi08Sdpg

With the COVID-19 pandemic quickly spreading across the globe and forcing entire countries to shut down all but essential services, businesses in all sectors urgently need to make business-critical decisions to protect their workforce, implement measures to address business continuity and prepare for an economic downturn. In doing so, they face legal and regulatory issues spanning various areas of law. With this publication, we aim to assist companies in the TMT sector in managing this…

TMT Talk continues to be your guide for business-critical trends in the Technology, Media, and Communication sector. In this episode, we delve into the impact of COVID-19 on the key tax considerations of businesses worldwide. Kate Alexander is joined by Richard Fletcher and Tamara Levin for a deeply engaging discussion on how tax provides opportunities and creates potential major pitfalls in the advent of the pandemic. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7mhYIf3gaP5crce55EAXvf

Data privacy and data sharing have always been contentious issues, but more so in these times when companies and private citizens are compelled to provide personal information and consumer data to aid in the fight against COVID-19. In TMT Talk’s third episode, Raffaele Giarda, Magalie Dansac Le Clerc and Brian Hengesbaugh tackle the intricacies surrounding the data collection activities of governments around the world. Join us as we continue to provide insights into how the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector…

Anne Petterd and Mattias Hedwall join Raffaele Giarda in a timely discussion on COVID-19’s impact on the TMT sector and supply chain. The episode begins with insights on how the TMT sector’s supply chain has been affected and how companies in the tech industry have chosen to respond in the last few months, and ends with providing listeners a view of possible long-term solutions to disruptions in the supply chain. With “Coronavirus: Impact on the TMT Sector and Supply Chain,” TMT Talk…