The 2019 Winnik International TMT Forum hosted by Hogan Lovells featured a panel discussion on technology and media convergence. Logan Breed, antitrust partner at Hogan Lovells, moderated the discussion as six thought leaders in media, technology, and competition law grappled with business and legal issues related to industry convergence. Panelists included Jeffrey Eisenach from NERA Economic Consulting, Richard Greenfield from BTIG, Gabrielle Kohlmeier from Verizon, Joshua Wexler from Pure Imagination Studios, and Hogan Lovells partners Falk Schoening (Brussels) and Sheri Jeffrey (Los Angeles). Recent Industry Trends and Developments Technology, media,
Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, joined Hogan Lovells partner and former Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to discuss the role of antitrust law in an age of media and technology convergence.
2018 will be another dramatic year for TMT. Our job is to help TMT businesses to chart a course through by bringing together the insights of over 800 lawyers who focus on the sector across six continents. That is why we have asked some of our top thinkers globally to provide a snapshot of their vision for the coming year. A single publication cannot analyze every issue in detail – we do that elsewhere. But we hope this will help you to plot some key features on the map of
On November 7, 2016, the People’s Republic of China’s highest legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, passed the Film Industry Promotion Law (Film Law). The Film Law takes effect on March 1, 2017. The Film Law is the first comprehensive “law” in China targeting the film industry specifically and is more than 13 years in the making. A “law” in China is a specific term for legislation passed at the national level. Similar to a broad statutory regime in other countries, follow-on regulations are typically promulgated
On 3 July 2016 the Russian President signed into law a bill amending the Law on Mass Media and Advertising Law (the “Law“), which restricts foreign ownership in TV audience measurement businesses to 20%. The Law provides that TV audience measurements may be carried out exclusively by organizations authorized by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (the “Roskomnadzor“) which shall submit annual research reports to Roskomnadzor as well as place such reports on their websites (the “Authorized Organizations“). Antitrust restrictions are not applicable to
Los Angeles based corporate partner Sheri Jeffrey was named a 2014 Variety Dealmaker of the Year in recognition of her high-profile work with cross-border investments in the media and entertainment industries. Variety’s fifth annual Dealmakers Impact Report celebrates “the individuals behind the most significant showbiz deals of the past year.” A link to the announcement in Variety is here: https://variety.com/gallery/dealmakers-impact-report/#!27/sheri-jeffrey/ Sheri received recognition for her work this year with companies and organizations around the world, including, among other clients, advising Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp., 21st Century Fox, and newly formed film