The significance of technology, the media and telecommunications has grown exponentially over the last decades.
Intelligent technology is 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 regulate the massive use of data. This has resulted in the development of new sets of rules at a national and EU level governing online business transactions, interactive media, electronic communications, online entertainment platforms and the resulting increased use of data.
At Chrysostomides, we have a thorough understanding of the industry and extensive experience in handling complex legal TMT issues. Our team provides specialized, integrated and tailored advice to multinational and local companies operating across a range of industries, to include telecom service providers, network operators, hardware manufacturers, equipment suppliers, app and software developers, online media platforms etc.
Furthermore, we advise on regulatory and licensing issues, particularly in relation to telecommunications. Our leading intellectual property team is frequently involved in TMT matters, and responds to the increasing number of challenges in the areas of protection of IP rights in connection with new information and communication technology.
Our TMT team has developed significant expertise across numerous areas of law which underpin the field of technology and innovation, from regulatory issues, to data protection & privacy, e-commerce and cybersecurity and IP , enabling us to offer our clients, whether being start-ups or established businesses, with meaningful legal advice and support to achieve their business goals and protect their IP assets.
Indicative clients of our firm include Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Rusnano, Softserve Inc, OJSC Volga Telecom, Tech Mahindra Limited, Wolt, Covve, Ford, TechCrunch, Universal Music France, YouTube, Google, Amazon Web Services and Apple, among others.
Our TMT team can help you with:
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.
Ecommerce and Consumer Protection
We assist with the drafting and review of terms and conditions, unfair commercial practices, misleading advertising and consumer rights. We also frequently advice on the complex issue of platform host liability.
We deliver a complete range of services in all fields of IP, including trade marks, designs, patents, copyright and domain names. Our experienced professionals provide our clients with sophisticated service, which includes IP support and counselling as well as IP litigation.
We bring industry knowledge and experience to TMT transactions, and provide transactional advice on M&As. We have specialised 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 maximise their tax benefits.