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GIBRALTAR

Lawyers say that Covid-19 has accelerated the globalising media industry as streaming services expand and the globalisation of content continues.


In October, Fix&Foxi, German children and family channel, expanded into the Gibraltar market with the launch of its pay-TV service on GibFibre.


Armin Schnell, Executive Vice President Sales of parent company Your Family Entertainment, said: “As a result of high-quality and learning-based programming our Fix&Foxi Channel is growing continuously.”

Mr Schnell added: “We are proud to conclude this new partnership with GibFibre and look forward to bringing our blend of quality entertainment and edutainment to children and families in this region.”

In other developments, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority issued guidance on contact-tracing and location data in the context of Covid-19 and GDPR.


The Guidance Note was published in April and states: ‘As with any emerging technology, it is important to recognise the data protection and privacy risks that may arise as a result.


‘Applications should adopt robust security, data minimisation, transparency and user control, and any supporting technology, including centralised processing to support contact tracing, should follow the same principles.’


TIER 1

Hassans

Isolas


TIER 2

Attias & Levy

Ellul & Co

TSN Law


TIER 3

Ramparts  

Triay & Triay



RANKING AND EDITORIALS

TIER 1

Gaming law specialist Hassans is among the region’s most reputable firms with diverse case coverage. Leading lawyer and industry expert Nyreen Llamas advises a range of international gaming companies on data protection, intellectual property, tax and corporate matters. The firm has also been involved in the successful flotation of several gaming groups and has assisted in the corporate restructuring and consolidation of various operators.


Isolas is a leading choice for sports and entertainment law. The team has extensive experience advising local and international sports personalities on contract law preparation and negotiation. With a corporate and business law focus, key practitioner Steven Caetano also specialises in intellectual property, online gaming and e-commerce.


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Present since 1985, Attias & Levy has built a reputable practice with a broad client base. The team is experienced in dealing with media law cases notably relating to libel and slander. On a local basis the firm acts for clients in connection with libellous online content.  


Specialising in gaming law, TSN Law represents some of the region’s largest online gambling companies. The firm advises on matters ranging from legislative changes and regulatory frameworks to the establishment of a local presence.


TIER 3

Ramparts is one of the few firms focussing on media and entertainment. The practice also assists internet-based service providers and online gaming operators on compliance, marketing and regulation. Founding partner Peter Howitt manages the firm and is highlighted by peers for his advice on the establishment of an online social network for artists.  Other focus areas include data protection, licensing, sales and distribution, cloud computing and technology development.


Triay & Triay’s media-related work stems from its corporate and commercial department which works on e-business, online gaming and data protection. The firm is among Gibraltar’s leading in business law, advising domestic and international clients.

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