China is a market that represents a paradox for many telecoms, media and technology (“TMT“) companies. On the one hand it offers the promise of almost unlimited growth potential if you get the product right, but on the other it presents huge challenges from the regulatory and compliance perspective in terms of establishing a foothold in the market. The challenges include market access restrictions, data localization requirements, to name but a few. The market access and intellectual property protection issues in particular have been the focal point of the ongoing
We are delighted to announce that in the Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards in Milan last night, we were awarded Best Law Firm of the Year, for the second time. The Legalcommunity awards recognize excellence in the legal market in the field of intellectual property protection, telecommunications and media, and our widely regarded as one of the most important Italian award in the sector.
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.
Join us on Wednesday, April 3 for the Hogan Lovells Winnik International TMT Forum. Our annual event reviews new and exciting international developments across various technology, media, and telecommunications industries. This year’s program will feature a fireside chat with Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and also a panel discussion on media and technology convergence and the divergence between the EU and U.S. Panelists will include: – Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach, Managing Director, NERA Economic Consulting – Richard Greenfield, Media & Technology Analyst, BTIG, LLC – Sheri Jeffrey, Partner,
This interview with Peter Watts takes a look into how intense innovation, diverse deal structures, and political protectionism are changing the face of M&A in the technology, media and telecommunications space. Peter focusses on the following questions: What are the main drivers for cross-border deals at the moment? What do you think has been the most intesresting deal of Q3, and why? With innovation as a major driver of deals, do you feel that M&A is the best way for companies to nurture that kind of innovative spirit? Does the
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
At this year’s SmallSat Symposium in Silicon Valley, February 6-8, 2017, attendees exchanged perspectives on promoting innovation and development in the satellite industry, all surrounded by exhibits of the first computers and early innovators who paved the way. Due to attendance twice as high as last year’s event, the SmallSat Symposium experienced a slight upgrade—the event was moved from last year’s tent in the Hogan Lovells, Menlo Park parking lot to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. This dramatic increase in attendance is just one indicator of the significant
EDITOR’S NOTE: We are excited to present this entry in our new TMT2020 series, which reflects the key technology, media, and telecoms legal issues that are expected to impact today’s organizations and tomorrow’s marketplace. It also provides an opportunity to highlight contributions by TMT associates across our global offices and practice areas. Looking to get your deal cleared in the U.S.? Point to a disruptive technology or innovative new entrant as evidence that current market shares are not indicative of the combined company’s future significance. Easy clearance in less than
China’s regulatory framework for foreign investment in the e-commerce industry has undergone significant liberalization. Previous pilot programs on a local level have been extended nationwide, with directives from the highest political level to remove restrictions. On 19 June 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a notice to lift foreign ownership restrictions in the e-commerce sector, subject to certain existing rules. A day later, the State Council issued guidance to encourage the development of cross-border e-commerce flows, a wider initiative to push China’s e-commerce champions to expand overseas.