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A tech-entwined world necessarily puts focus on technology companies and the opportunities that arise with them. TMT Talk, the Global TMT industry podcast, will help you navigate and prioritize via insights from top legal advisers in strategic technology markets. We’ll go into the issues, how they affect businesses, society, and the way players deal with them.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy presented a paper outlining the key points for the reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, which is scheduled for 2016. The government plans to introduce competitive tender mechanisms for most renewable energy technologies starting 2017.

Members of the IT/C Group of the German Offices of Baker & McKenzie have contributed to the recently published legal commentary on the German Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz – Kommentar, Erich Schmidt Publ., Berlin 2015). [row][third_paragraph][/third_paragraph][paragraph_right] This treatise, which is co-edited by Joachim Scherer (Baker & McKenzie Frankfurt), analyzes the German…

The German Federal Ministry of the Interior recently published its administrative guidance introducing a “no spy  guarantee” requirement for companies entering into certain  procurement contracts with the German Federal  Government. The German Federal Public Procurement Chamber has now issued the first decision regarding the admissibility of a “no spy guarantee” under public …

On 20 August 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior presented a draft legislation that introduces mandatory IT and cyber security measures designed to ensure the protection of IT systems. The Draft IT Security Act (the “Draft Act”) is part of the Federal Government’s “Digital Agenda 2014-2017”, and provides…