Getting the Deal Through – Technology M&A provides an overview of the various factors affecting technology M&A transactions across various jurisdictions.
Updates and trends
In the technology space, a current hot topic in the Czech Republic is the contemplated release of the 700MHz radio frequency band from use by digital terrestrial television broadcasting and its utilisation for wireless broadband electronic communications services. In connection with such release, the transition of digital terrestrial television broadcasting from the current DVB-T standard to a more spectrum-efficient transmission technology, DVB-T2/HEVC, is currently being implemented in the Czech Republic.
Further, there are proposals for EU legislation that may potentially become relevant in the Czech Republic. For instance, in September 2018, the European Parliament approved the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market providing for obligations of internet service providers to take measures to prevent network users from sharing copyright-protected content. The European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament will enter into trialogues regarding the Directive, which are expected to conclude in the beginning of 2019.
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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Technology M&A 2019, published in December 2018; contributing editors: Arlene Arin Hahn and Jason Rabbitt-Tomita, White & Case LLP. For further information please visit: http://www.gettingthedealthrough.com/
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