Intelligent technologies are deployed in an increasing number of sectors, and consumers and businesses have developed a growing appetite for innovation and technology products and services. Modern society in the digital era necessitates an ever-evolving legal framework to ensure the protection of all stakeholders, both at a business and consumer level, as well as to regulate the massive use of data. This has resulted in the development of new sets of rules at a national and EU level governing e-commerce, interactive media, electronic communications, online entertainment platforms and the increased use of data.
At Chrysostomides, we closely follow legal developments in the field and have developed a solid understanding of the governing legal framework and regulations. Our Technology, Media and Telecommunications team includes lawyers with expertise on a broad range of areas underpinning the interdisciplinary field of technology, including regulatory issues, data protection & privacy, e-commerce, cybersecurity and IP. We are thus in a position to offer our clients, whether start-ups or established technology enterprises, meaningful and practical legal advice to achieve their business goals, ranging from support in corporate transactions to IP protection, regulatory compliance, employment, tax, e-commerce, electronic payments as well as wider contracting issues.
Our clientele includes both international and local companies operating across a range of industries, including telecom service providers, network operators, hardware manufacturers, equipment suppliers, app and software developers and online media platforms.
Our team can help you with:
We have deep knowledge of the regulatory framework governing the provision of electronic communications, including issues regarding access, interconnection, licensing, numbering and spectrum. We advise clients both on compliance with traditional telecommunications regulation and on securing the necessary regulatory approvals for emerging technologies.
Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
We advise on all aspects of Cyprus and EU data protection law, including compliance with the GDPR. We may assist with the drafting of privacy policies, data processing agreements, data transfer agreements and any other privacy related documentation.
Our team is also well-versed in the regulatory framework governing cybersecurity in Cyprus, in harmonisation with the NIS Directive. We advise on the requirements and obligations imposed on Digital Service Providers vis a vis the Cyprus Digital Security Authority (DSA), including amongst others, the requirement to register with the DSA and the requirement to notify cybersecurity incidents thereto.
E-commerce and Consumer Protection
We advise online traders on numerous issues concerning e-commerce. We assist with the drafting and review of terms and conditions, the conformity of marketing and sales promotions, as well as prize schemes, with consumer protection laws, unfair commercial practices and advertising laws. We also frequently advise on the complex issue of platform regulation and liability.
We deliver a complete range of services in all fields of IP, including trademarks, designs, patents, copyright and domain names. Our experienced professionals provide clients with comprehensive services, which includes IP support and counselling as well as IP litigation.
We have expertise in structuring, negotiating and completing joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, transfers of corporate seats, the establishment of mutual funds and venture capital investments.
We have full knowledge of and understand the intricacies of the Cyprus and international taxation system and work with our clients in a comprehensive manner to optimise tax efficiency.
To talk to a member of the Telecommunications, Media & Technology Law team please contact: +357 22 777000