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The Commission’s Digital Single Market proposals

On 6 May 2015, the EU Commission published its much heralded and long-awaited Digital Single Market ("DSM") strategy document. The strategy is an aggregation of many different policy areas under a united banner of creating a digital single market in order to expand jobs and stimulate growth. The badge of DSM exists at least in part as an excuse to justify the EU Commission's competence (over that of member state governments) to take on the issues discussed - "single market" issues being clearly in the Commission's competence. The paper is also political in scope: there is a view that the Commission wishes to persuade Europe's citizens that it is delivering results for them, in order to stem the rise of anti-Europe parties in many EU Member States.

07 May 2015

A Digital Single Market for telecoms: Ambitious telecoms reform - Agree or Disagree?

telecommunications

A Digital Single Market for telecoms: Ambitious telecoms reform - Agree or Disagree?

It has been over 18 months since the European Commission first adopted a new package of measures intended to complete the telecoms single market and deliver a "Connected Continent" (click here for Olswang's article on the original proposals). However a number of factors, including Commission elections and a revisiting of priorities of the new team in charge, mean that the proposals have been slow in moving forward ever since. In reality it wasn't really until December 2014 when the Commission published its work programme for media and telecoms that we knew for sure that the themes of a Connected Continent were still a key priority, albeit now part of a much wider debate on the creation of a Digital Single Market.

06 May 2015

Focus on...adtech

Focus on...adtech

Adtech is the technology of advertising and refers to all technologies, software and services used for delivering, controlling and targeting online ads. This market sits at the convergence of the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Rapid growth is driving activity at startup level and larger businesses looking to enter...

30 April 2015

Adtech: The Evolution of adtech – 13 May event

This will be the first in a series of events focused on adtech and the future of marketing technology. The event will take place on Wednesday 13 May from 6.30pm in the heart of Tech City...

30 April 2015

Adtech

Our expertise in adtech: Corporate

As the adtech sector expands, it's becoming increasingly attractive to investors as well as to existing players looking to acquire expertise and technology to get ahead of the competition. Olswang's corporate group advises on a broad range of corporate finance, M&A, joint venture and equity capital markets transactions for clients in the adtech sector... 

30 April 2015

Our expertise in adtech: Data privacy and security

US and EU regulators and legislators are increasingly focusing on the adtech sector, so compliance and in particular data protection compliance is a growing concern for our clients...

30 April 2015

Our expertise in adtech: IP

We are often asked to advise our clients on advertising issues including advice on whether new marketing campaigns adhere to advertising regulations; confirmation that campaigns don't infringe third party rights; and assisting clients when the Advertising Standards Agency investigate a complaint that an advert is misleading or otherwise non-complaint. 

30 April 2015

Adtech

Our expertise in adtech: Litigation

With US and EU regulators and legislators increasingly focusing on the adtech sector, it is important to consider the compliance elements of adtech deals as well as your data privacy and protection rights... 

30 April 2015

Adtech

Our expertise in adtech: TMT

Adtech is where technology, media and telcoms converge and Olswang's leadership in each of these sectors means that adtech businesses value our multi-sector expertise...

30 April 2015

Our expertise in adtech: Real Estate

Even though Real Estate may not be your business, your property costs are likely to be one of the biggest overheads on your balance sheet. We can help you to control those costs by providing specialist advice on the issues that matter. Our real estate group advises on the full range of real estate services including acquisitions and disposals, property due diligence, acquisition vehicles and structures both onshore and offshore with associated tax planning, security and funding, management and restructures and landlord and tenant disputes...

30 April 2015

UK General Election 2015 - A throw of the dice

Gambling

UK General Election 2015 - A throw of the dice

With the UK General Election coming into the finishing straight, we and our colleagues at Regulus have prepared a document setting out our views of the public policy issues facing the gambling sector. We see that as a critical time for public policy engagement by the gambling industry, a time of considerable change and with a range of serious policy issues confronting the industry.

29 April 2015

Real Estate

Landlord’s liability for tenant’s injuries

A landlord can be liable for injuries to his tenant even though the lease itself imposes no express obligation to prevent the disrepair that caused the injuries.

 

23 April 2015

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