The Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, is a wide-ranging group of individual legislative initiatives from the European Commission to adapt the European market to the digital age.  

The unifying theme of the DSM is to create a pan-European framework of laws for the digital economy, applying the core principles of a single market: free movement of goods, services, people and capital; fair competition and a well-harmonized and level playing field for all stakeholders.

Legislative initiatives have been agreed between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. This means that the initiatives by the Commission – once a promise for the far future – have already become or will become reality soon.

DSM means change for all affected businesses, yet it is uncertain whether the remaining initiatives will still be supported or whether there will be a new strategy deepening the DSM strategy.

Our European team of experienced lawyers closely monitor the progress of the DSM strategy and analyse the legal challenges as well as the opportunities. 

Guide to the Digital Single Market

For further background on the DSM and to find out how it will impact e-commerce, online platforms, telecoms and data privacy regulations, read more in our special report:

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Out-Law / Digital Single Market

Meet the team

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Alexis Roberts

Partner, Head of Financial services

Alexis leads our Financial Services business and has been heavily engaged with the sector throughout his career. Alexis specialises in insurance distribution, regulation and product development and works with a range of insurer and intermediary clients.

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Andreas Carney

Partner

Andreas specialises in technology and e-commerce, data protection, sourcing and commercial contracts, with a focus on transactional and advisory work. He partners with clients to meet their legal needs and to enable and support them to achieve their commercial objectives.

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Andrew McMillan

Partner

Andrew specialises in corporate transactions within the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.

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Anna-Lena Kempf

Rechtsanwältin

Anna-Lena is member of the IP and TMT team in our Frankfurt office.

Anna-Lena Kempf
Annabelle Richard

Partner

Annabelle is a dual-qualified French Avocat à la Cour in Paris and Attorney at Law admitted to the New York State Bar. Her strong background in new technologies, from both an operational and regulatory standpoint, as well as her international education, have made her a strong asset on all information technologies, outsourcing, cybersecurity and data protection projects.

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Bryan Tan

Partner

Bryan is the Head of our TMT practice in Singapore. He is a very experienced practitioner specialising in local and regional aspects of TMT law that merit his excellent market reputation.

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Clare Tunstall

Partner, Head of IP & Life sciences

Clare leads Pinsent Masons’ IP and Life Sciences teams.

Tunstall Clare
Daniel Widmann

Rechtsanwalt

Daniel specialises in the digital economy, in particular regarding IT/software, data protection and telecommunication.

Daniel Widmann
David Barker

Partner

David has more than 20 years' experience dealing with complex disputes. He leads Pinsent Masons' TMT Disputes Team. David was named in The Lawyer's "Hot 100" for 2019 for his ground-breaking work in data privacy litigation.

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Dr. Florian von Baum

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Sector Head Advanced Manufacturing & Technology

Florian is the Global Head Global Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology.

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Dr. Marc Salevic

Rechtsanwalt, Partner

Marc specialises in the telecom and energy infrastructure sector.

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Dr. Stephan Appt, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of German TMT

Stephan advises German and international companies in commercial, intellectual property & data protection and information technology law matters, with a particular focus on the automotive and IT sectors.

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Florian Traub

Partner

Florian heads Pinsent Masons' trade mark and brand protection team based in our London office, with extensive experience in domestic and international filing, prosecution and portfolio management.

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Iain Connor

Partner

Iain leads Pinsent Masons' contentious intellectual property practice having prosecuted many of the UK’s most high profile pieces of IP litigation through the UK courts and then on to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Inmaculada Castelló

Partner

Inmaculada is partner in the corporate team at Pinsent Masons in Madrid. She has particular experience in M&A, corporate investment and divestment transactions, and corporate restructuring.

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Joanne Ellis

Partner

Joanne is head of the Health sector but sits within the Corporate Group, specialising principally in private company and private equity work including acquisitions and disposals, buy-in and buy-outs, joint ventures and investments.

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Luke Scanlon

Head of Fintech Propositions

Luke Scanlon advises some of the world's leading technology companies, banks and fintech businesses on a range of fintech and legal technology related issues and had been recognised by Legal500 and ranked as a leading fintech lawyer by Chambers. Luke is the Head of Fintech propositions and a Legal Director for Pinsent Masons.

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Marc L. Holtorf

Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, Partner, Head of German Intellectual Property

Marc leads Pinsent Masons’ German Intellectual Property Group and the German Life Sciences sector. He specialises in supporting pharmaceutical, medical device and other high-tech companies in navigating through the complex world of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property.

Marc Holtorf
Mark Marfe

Senior Associate

Mark specialises in patent litigation and other contentious IP disputes, which usually involve a cross-border angle.

Marfe Mark
Michele Voznick

Legal Director

Michele specialises in privacy, data protection and information law. Her previous work with regulators in the UK and Europe means she brings a unique depth of knowledge and understanding to advising clients on the interpretation and application of this complex area of law.

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Nick Skea-Strachan

Partner

Nick leads the Pinsent Masons Hotels Group.

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Nicole Livesey

Partner

Nicole advises both listed and unlisted companies on all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures.

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Paloma Bru

Partner

Paloma Bru is partner in the TMT department of Pinsent Masons in Madrid. Her practice focuses on advising Spanish and foreign companies on local and international commercial contracts, privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, outsourcing, e-commerce, and information society services issues.

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Ronald Meißner

Rechtsanwalt, Partner

Ronald is a corporate partner who specialises in advising German and foreign corporations and investors on national and cross-border M&A transactions and joint venture projects, as well as on the optimisation of group structures, corporate restructurings and reorganisations and on general corporate law.

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Ruth Maria Bousonville

Rechtsanwältin, Legal Director

Ruth is a specialist in data-driven projects. Recent work includes the full range of IT sourcing and customer-facing general terms and conditions for Industry 4.0 projects, GDPR compliance for the German payment card industry, IT outsourcing contracts under EBA guidelines / MaRisk and negotiating document delivery contracts following Germany's 2018 amendment of the library privilege in copyright law. In addition, Ruth has extensive experience in coordinating trademark enforcement internationally.

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Sarah Cameron

Legal Director

Sarah supports the advanced manufacturing and technology team, tracks industry developments and trends and facilitates discussion around the commercial and legal implications of these internally and with key clients, and is a regular speaker at technology industry events.

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Simon Colvin

Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms

Simon is the Global head of our TMT practice and leads large scale transactions in the technology and telecoms sectors.

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Yvonne Dunn

Partner

Yvonne leads Pinsent Masons Financial services technology practice. She specialises in advising on non-contentious technology matters, including outsourcing, systems development and integration, e-commerce and IT procurement.

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Zeljana Opacak

Rechtsanwältin

Zeljana is part of the IP and TMT team in our Frankfurt office. Her practice and expertise notably focus on copyright and advertising law. Moreover, she regularly advises on IT and digitisation projects.

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