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As we carefully follow developments in the industry, we are able to provide clients with the best possible solutions.

Telecommunications

In a competitive and rapidly changing industry, our proven expertise and knowledge enable us to assist clients with the evolving legal challenges they face.

We have a strong track record in assisting leading telecoms businesses, broadband network operators and government agencies on a broad variety of issues. Our comprehensive service includes competition and procurement law, contracting, privacy and data protection, and full-scale transactional work.

Of particular note is our knowledge in complex European and domestic regulations, together with our experience in advising and assisting in, or against, decisions by regulators.

In producing opinions, we often work in close partnership with our competition law and public law practice groups, especially in dispute activities before the courts or administrative tribunals. 

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16.01.2020 BE law
24 January 2020: Carol Evrard participates in a panel session on Global Compliance at the CPDP conference in Brussels

Speaking slot - Stibbe is a long standing partner of the International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP) which takes place in Brussels between 22 and 24 January 2020 This year's theme is “Data protection and Artificial intelligence”. Carol Evrard, associate in our TMT team, participates in a panel organised by TrustArc (a privacy compliance technology company based in San Francisco, California) on "Changing Technology and Laws: Can Accountability be a Key to Global Compliance?"

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08.11.2019 EU law
Erik Valgaeren is session chair during IBA's 6th Biennial Technology Law Conference in Berlin

Speaking slot - Stibbe's TMT partner, Erik Valgaeren, chairs a session discussing the new legal challenges, created by the most recent technological developments in the field of software, data, online services and telecom, including 5G, pricing algorithms, platforms and data monetization. This session will take place on the 8th of November 2019 in Berlin.

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08.08.2019 BE law
Regulating online platforms: piece of the puzzle

Articles - The new Regulation no. 2019/1150 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services, applicable as of 12 July 2020, is another piece of the puzzle regulating online platforms, this time focussing on the supply side of the platforms.

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06.06.2019 BE law
TMT Roundtable: Getting a handle on software quality

Roundtable - Erik Valgaeren, TMT Partner at Stibbe Brussels, and his team organize a roundtable on software quality in our Brussels office on June 6th, 2019. Software quality is a recurring theme in many matters handled by our TMT team. Whether our assistance relates to preparing tender documents, contracting effectively, assessing proper performance or allocating ownership and accountability in challenging IT projects, questions concerning software quality always arise.

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22.02.2019 BE law
Sarah De Wulf on challenges of SAP contracts and indirect use during a Beltug seminar.

Speaking slot - Sarah De Wulf, junior TMT associate, discusses SAP licensing agreements during a Beltug seminar on 20 February 2019. Many of the Beltug members are customers of SAP and face daily questions and challenges regarding SAP's software licensing policies.  These questions include (among others): how the licence models will evolve (especially in terms of the growth of cloud services) and how to cope with indirect access.

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