The Tech & Comms practice is a global area of expertise at Asters that includes vectors of specialisation in information technology, cybersecurity, data protection and electronic communications.

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Representative experience:

We have continued record of advising and representing on complex industry-related issues, including, among others:

  • Advising Ukrainian authorities on 1) implementing international cybersecurity frameworks, standards and best practices for cyber protection of critical infrastructure and the public sector; 2) national cybersecurity governance policy options and forms of public-private collaboration
  • Providing expert guidance on critical infrastructure security requirements during acquisition transactions
  • Counselling on the application of appropriate information security standards and protection measures related to personal data
  • Advising on policy options regarding datalocalization requirements for classified information, migration of public sector workload to data centers outside of Ukraine, and compliance with information security requirements applicable to public information systems
  • Assessing the implications of EU GDPR, the ePrivacy Directive, and local data protection laws, developed compliance strategies, policies and notes, including for the cross-border transfer of personal data
  • Advising on data protection aspects related to the implementation of biometric systems
  • Assessing data protection, cybersecurity and other legal compliance risks associated with the implementation of scoring systems in the financial sector
  • Taking a significant part in the development of the law and bylaws on the special legal regime of Diia City for the tech industry in Ukraine
  • Counselling on technical regulations applicable to telecom equipment, cryptographic and other security-related products
  • Advising on the regulatory framework of radio spectrum management, including its allocation, licensing, transfer and refarming
  • Assessing and advising on a broad spectrum of issues related to the deployment and operation of submarine cable systems
  • Conducted a number of due diligence assessments of telecom operators and tech companies in M&A transactions
  • Advising on issues related to the creation and operation of cryptocurrency exchanges and the legal use and issuance of digital assets, tokens and smart contracts
Featured services:

Regulatory Compliance

Assisting our clients with managing risks associated with complex regulatory requirements, conducting impact assessments, performing gap analysis, building and implementing compliance programs, drafting notices, and policies, and communicating effectively with all stakeholders

Complex Transactions

Assessing risks and advising on legal risks management in transactions and third-party engagements, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic collaborations, and vendor relationships. Assisting with the evaluation of suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders across the supply and value chains

Public Policy Counseling

Engaged with key policymakers, regulatory bodies, and industry communities to shape practical and efficient laws and regulations. Our contribution to the rulemaking proceedings is backed by our understanding of public governance and intricate intergovernmental relations augmented by our solid legal knowledge of rulemaking processes

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