Telecommunications, Media and Publishing

Sector Overview

Telecommunications and media form one of the cross-industry sectors that are becoming increasingly more important in present-day society and to which we offer highly skilled assistance.

On the strength of our consolidated experience, we assist media providers and operators in the technology, publishing and radio broadcasting segments by providing our advice on a broad array of labour law issues, ranging from contractual matters through to handling disputes.

Telecommunications and Infrastructure

Assuring the validity of service contracts and the correct use of new technologies

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Media and Publishing Houses

The new frontiers of journalism and publishing

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Advertising (print and digital)

Properly managing the arrangements in place between the leading figures involved in the creative side of advertising

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Our Expertise

Assuring the validity of service contracts and the correct use of new technologies

We deal with important and current labour law issues faced by the major firms operating in this sector. For example, when customer care services are outsourced, the advice we provide is intended to ensure due compliance with the terms of the arrangements in place between principal and contractor in order to avoid or reduce the risk of actions seeking a finding that the contract is unlawful and we defend the client in court if and when required. Likewise, we handle the frequent situations of transfer of contract, deal with all the issues arising in connection with the labour law aspects of those transactions and handle any litigation.

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The new frontiers of journalism and publishing

We have many years of experience in dealing with the different forms of journalistic employment and assisting the biggest national newspaper publishing groups and major printing houses. We also provide advisory services to big international corporations engaged in advertising and communications, dealing with issues peculiar to that sector in line with the rules governing employment and collaboration agreements, the management and implementation of media campaigns and the regulation of relations between firms and agencies engaged in communications and the sale of advertising spaces.

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Properly managing the arrangements in place between the leading figures involved in the creative side of advertising

Our clients include some of the biggest media and communications agencies and the more current issues raised concern the regulation of employment and collaboration agreements between managers/self-employed staff and the various parties operating in corporate groups that are sub-divided into complex organizations at a global level. In that scenario, there is a need to regulate agreements in a way that is compatible with requirements for a large degree of employee movement, including between countries, and the constraints imposed by the applicable Italian and international legislation. Another aspect is that concerning the protection of intellectual property and the innovative and creative contents of advertising slogans and messages, including in Internet advertising. Lastly, we have advised on the use of suitable forms of contract for regulating cooperation between small media services consulting firms and the big advertising companies on specific projects that lower risks of interference and disputes concerning staff.

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