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16 minutes | May 24, 2021
5G and Cybersecurity
Every revolutionary technology brings with it, not only new opportunities but also new challenges, and it is no different with the further development of 5G. This episode of TMT Talk takes a closer look at the cybersecurity risks around this exciting new technology. Listen in to Jay Ruan, Francesca Gaudino, and Ken Chia as they share their perspectives on the risks, rewards, and current state of play around 5G.
25 minutes | May 10, 2021
5G Technology: Impact and applications on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems sector
5G has proved to be an important and transformative technology in an increasingly digital world. Parallel and complementary is the significant growth of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sector. This sector is disruptive and has varied applications, and will further prove to be a useful asset in the post pandemic era - and is projected to be an increasingly key and exciting technology around the delivery of 5G and vice versa. In this episode of TMT Talk, Raffaele Giarda, Jennifer Trock, and Andrea Mezzetti discuss how 5G helps the UAS sector advance further and what role technology companies, in turn, play in further developing 5G technology itself.
18 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
ESG issues in Tech M&A
Sustainability is a rapidly evolving and important area for companies in the Technology, Media & Telecoms industry. This episode concentrates on ESG issues and how focusing on them can continue to help the TMT sector in the wake of the pandemic. Listen in as Adrian Lawrence, Aly Auberger, and Greg McNab discuss this topic in the context of tech M&A around the ESG issues that have become the focus of acquisitions, and also on key points such as the technologies that companies are using to advance sustainability initiatives.
18 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
China Export Control Law
China has approved and enacted its first Export Control Law, the first export control legislation in China aimed at regulating the export of sensitive materials and technologies from China to overseas. Jay Ruan, Marcela Robledo, Alison Stafford-Powell, and Vivian Wu have an insightful discussion about what is covered by this new legislation and how it can possibly affect the US-China trade relations. Our panel of experts delve into the aspects of the Export Control Law that will have an impact on the technology industry and what steps can be taken to manage these.
25 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
EU Digital Markets Act
The EU Digital Markets Act has been proposed in order to further regulate the digital economy. In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo is joined by Paul Johnson and Laura Philippou to discuss the potential scope, approach, and effectiveness of this new legislation. Our panel of experts will also give their perspective on the current status of the DMA, and what next steps the Technology, Media & Telecoms industry can expect.
23 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
EU Digital Services Act - what are your obligations?
On December 15, 2020, the European Commission published the first draft of the Digital Services Act ("DSA"). In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo discusses this impactful legal development with Ben Allgrove, Rebecca Bland, and Julia Dickenson. Our TMT industry experts highlight the key points of the DSA, give their perspectives on the new obligations included in it, who they apply to and provide updates on progress relevant to this new law.
16 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Tax development: Permanent establishment in France
On 11 December 2020, the French Supreme Administrative Court ruled that Valueclick International, an Irish company in the digital sector, had a permanent establishment in France, for purposes of both corporate income tax (CIT) and value-added tax (VAT), through another Valueclick subsidiary, Valueclick France. In this episode of TMT Talk, Kate Alexander, Ariane Calloud, and Erik Christenson review this landmark decision from the perspectives of French and US tax law. Listen to our panel of experts explore both the national implications and possible global impact of this ruling, which is particularly relevant to technology companies interested in entering the French market.
25 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
European Electronic Communications Code and the TMT sector
The European Commission opened infringement procedures against 24 member states on 4 February 2020, for failure to transpose the European Electronic Communications Code. In this episode, Raffaele Giarda discusses the implementation statuses of Sweden, Poland, and Germany with Jennie Nilsson, Joachim Scherer, and Radoslaw Nozykowski. Focus of the discussion is also on how infraction proceedings will affect the relevant processes and measures in each country. In addition, our industry experts outline the challenges and opportunities that TMT businesses need to consider in the face of this new law, and how it can transform the telecommunications landscape.
28 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
While it is a broad subject matter, Data Litigation is an important one to be considered by the TMT industry. Join us to hear Lothar Determann, Paul Forbes, Paul Glass, and Marcela Trigo sharply pinpoint and identify trends and key strategic issues that tech companies must consider in order to make sure they are protected. This panel of experts share their insights on the intricacies of data litigation with perspectives from the US, Australia, UK, and Brazil.
31 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines - Key considerations for the TMT sector
The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines, it is hoped, will signify the true end of the global pandemic. Most countries have rushed to secure their own supply, but while this may be the beginning of the road to recovery, it is crucial that the TMT sector thinks about how the availability of the vaccines immediately and concretely affects businesses and our society. This episode of TMT Talk explores the practicalities around COVID-19 vaccine accessibility and requirements. Our industry experts, Lothar Determann, Magalie Dansac le Clerc, Susan Eandi, and Julia Wilson, focus on the impact of vaccination on the tech industry, particularly on trends and key considerations from an employment and data privacy standpoint.
27 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Brexit for tech companies: important updates
After years of lengthy political negotiations, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, European Council President Charles Michel, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen formally sealed the Brexit deal on 30 December 2020 by signing the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. As the UK braces for the changes that come with the finalized agreement, TMT companies must take into consideration expert insights in order to have a clear view of the opportunities and challenges that will inevitably arise. Listen in to Lothar Determann, Tony Haque, Alex Lumley, and Jessica Mutton as they provide updates on key points of the agreed Brexit deal.
19 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
5G technology: key issues, trends, and latest developments
5G is of strategic importance to the global digital economy, promising improved network connection, higher speed, increased availability, and, ultimately, a more connected world. As the rollout out of 5G continues globally, offering exciting new possibilities, it is worthwhile to discuss its implications. In this episode of TMT Talk, Jay Ruan, Stephen Crosswell, Lisa Fontenot, and Janet Mackenzie give their insights into the key issues, trends, and latest developments currently surrounding this important and transformational technology.
17 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Weathering the storm: diversity and inclusion in the TMT sector during the pandemic era
COVID-19 has caused global financial challenges and has forced the majority of the world to work remotely, changing what businesses need to consider when it comes to creating an inclusive and equitable work environment, especially in work environments mostly facilitated by technology. In this episode of TMT Talk, we hear Adrian Lawrence, Anna Brown, and Susan Eandi share their insights on diversity and inclusion around areas uniquely shaped by the pandemic. Our experts discuss the parallels between the state of D&I during the Pandemic Era and the Great Recession in 2008, key diversity issues that are top of mind for the tech industry, and what D&I strategies can be employed to ensure that workplaces remain inclusive.
20 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
2020 Digital Transformation and Cloud Survey: Highlights for the TMT sector
In October 2020, Baker McKenzie released the sixth edition of the Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey. In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo, Adam Aft and Sue McLean profile highlights from the survey from the perspective of the TMT sector. Join us as we look into the key trends identified in the survey and how these trends are relevant to tech companies.
24 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
California Rights Privacy Act - what you need to consider
On 3 November 2020, California passed the California Privacy Rights Acts, which widens the scope of responsibility of businesses when it comes to data privacy and will take effect in two stages. Companies should now take time to examine what they can do to reduce the risk to their businesses around new rules for personal information of employees and business contacts and other issues such as enforcement .This episode of TMT Talk provides an understanding of how it has changed California's current privacy laws. Listen in to Lothar Determann, Teresa Michaud, Andrea Tovar, and Helena Engfeldt as they have an insightful discussion on the larger litigation context that surrounds CPRA, its privacy and compliance aspects, and what clients need to do and focus on in light of this new law.
13 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Navigating through data centres and tax
Data centers have become essential to most businesses in the tech industry and setting these up involves several complex aspects, not least of which is the tax component. To tackle this, TMT Talk brings you the technical tax expertise of Kate Alexander, Michiel Kloes, and Hub Stolker. Our panel of experts delve into how to consider set up in terms of tax, proactive interactions with tax authorities, how to mitigate the risks of tax disputes, and how to manage such tax disputes - all in the context of data centres.
17 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Tech M&A deals in the new world
The pandemic has affected us all for most of 2020. It is important to consider how businesses and governments have reacted to this long-term threat and how these responses have influenced global market trends. This episode of TMT Talk specifically focuses on how these recent trends that have affected the M&A activity in the tech industry. Join Raffaele Giarda, Leif King, Sze Shing Tan, and William Holder as they share insights on technology related M&A developments in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
17 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
User generated content
Technology has facilitated ever increasing content creation and with this benefit comes less than desirable phenomena, like fake news and defamatory content. This, along with the opportunities and challenges that user-generated content creates for the tech industry, has made the regulation of online content a global hot topic. In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo, Janet Mackenzie, Lawrence Lee, Lex Kuo, and Gabriela Paiva-Morette discuss the trends and recent updates on the measures employed worldwide to tackle this issue.
20 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Brexit for tech companies
The rules for the new UK-EU relationship following Brexit will be fully implemented by 1 January 2021. With the deadline fast approaching, now is the time to discuss the status and likelihood of a deal, given its inevitable effects on TMT companies. In this episode of TMT Talk, Lothar Determann, Tony Haque, Alex Lumley, and Jessica Mutton offer their expert views on what the TMT industry can expect from Brexit from a trade, regulatory, employment and immigration perspective.
25 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Foreign direct investment
The US Department of Treasury issued the final CFIUS/FIRRMA regulations on its foreign investment on 13 January 2020, effective 13 February 2020. While it is far from the only country that has re-examined its stance on foreign direct investment, this move by one of the biggest economies worldwide has made a discussion on the topic timely, if not necessary. In this episode of TMT Talk, Lothar Determann, Anahita Thoms, and Rod Hunter share their views on the policies that different countries employ to tackle the question of foreign direct investment, how these policies reflect a tech-intensive world, and what tech companies now need to consider in light of this emergent form of globalization.
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