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Raffaele Giarda chairs Baker McKenzie's Global Technology Media & Telecoms Industry Group and co-heads the Commercial-Corporate/M&A practice in the Firm's Italy offices. He has contributed articles to law journals, and often speaks at and moderates Italian and international conferences and seminars on IT/C legal and regulatory issues. Mr. Giarda is a lecturer at the University of Rome as well as at the Italian National School for Public Administration. He joined the Firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1999.

5G has proved to be an important and transformative technology in an increasingly digital world. Parallel and complementary is the significant growth of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sector. This sector is disruptive and has varied applications, and will further prove to be a useful asset in the post pandemic era – and is projected to be an increasingly key and exciting technology around the delivery of 5G and vice versa. In this episode of TMT Talk, Raffaele Giarda, Jennifer Trock, and Andrea Mezzetti discuss how 5G helps the UAS sector advance further and what role technology companies, in turn, play in further developing 5G technology itself.

China has approved and enacted its first Export Control Law, the first export control legislation in China aimed at regulating the export of sensitive materials and technologies from China to overseas. Jay Ruan, Marcela Robledo, Alison Stafford-Powell, and Vivian Wu have an insightful discussion about what is covered by this new legislation and how it can possibly affect the US-China trade relations. Our panel of experts delve into the aspects of the Export Control Law that will have an impact on the technology industry and what steps can be taken to manage these.

The EU Digital Markets Act has been proposed in order to further regulate the digital economy. In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo is joined by Paul Johnson and Laura Philippou to discuss the potential scope, approach, and effectiveness of this new legislation. Our panel of experts will also give their perspective on the current status of the DMA, and what next steps the Technology, Media & Telecoms industry can expect.

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published the first draft of the Digital Services Act (DSA). In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo discusses this impactful legal development with Ben Allgrove, Rebecca Bland, and Julia Dickenson. Our TMT industry experts highlight the key points of the DSA, give their perspectives on the new obligations included in it, who they apply to and provide updates on the progress of this new law. 

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published the first draft of the Digital Services Act (DSA). In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo discusses this impactful legal development with Ben Allgrove, Rebecca Bland, and Julia Dickenson. Our TMT industry experts highlight the key points of the DSA, give their perspectives on the new obligations included in it, who they apply to and provide updates on the progress of this new law. 

You can find current episodes (and subscription links) here. A brief description of each episode follows below and we hope you enjoy them: Episode 33: European Electronic Communications Code and the TMT Sector The European Commission opened infringement procedures against 24 member states on 4 February 2020, for failure to transpose the European…

You can find current episodes (and subscription links) here. A brief description of each episode follows below and we hope you enjoy them: Episode 33: European Electronic Communications Code and the TMT Sector The European Commission opened infringement procedures against 24 member states on 4 February 2020, for failure to transpose the European…

As TMT businesses plan for 2021 they are building on the opportunities and challenges arising from 2020. Many bold decisions were taken by TMT players in 2020 to protect their workforces and to ensure that they continue to be able to deliver technology, connectivity and digital transformation across sectors. Significant…

You can find current episodes (and subscription links) here. A brief description of each episode follows below and we hope you enjoy them: Episode 32: Data Litigation While it is a broad subject matter, Data Litigation is an important one to be considered by the TMT industry. Join us to hear Lothar Determann, Paul Forbes, Paul…

In brief 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,…