Telecommunications and Audiovisual
In the ever changing and complex telecommunications and audiovisual sectors, we assist their players offering specialized advice on current legislation and new regulatory developments as well as highly-qualified assistance before Ministries and independent Authorities and in any related national and European litigation.
We also have longstanding experience of the concession, authorization and licensing processes and the payment of related dues and fees.
Our clients can count on an all-round service that also extends to linked activities – such as commercial contracts, misleading and comparative advertising, unfair commercial practices, competition, IP and data protection – through a support network, if required, comprised of economists and IT engineers.
Besides assisting as external counsels leading operators, some of our professionals have worked as in-house counsel in companies of those sectors. Therefore we benefit from a deep understanding of the transformation that the audiovisual sector is experiencing due to the increasing convergence between television and services distributed via the Internet and between media and contents, besides the emergence of new operators and new business models, and the need to introduce a totale flexibility with regard to advertising.
We can count on our Firm’s office in Brussels, which is, besides being a fully operative unit, a privileged source of information and a dedicated research “think tank”. We regularly monitor the modernization and development of new technologies, which have given rise to the proposal for the amendment of Directive 2010/13 / EU on audiovisual media services and the new frequency allocation plan.