Digital disruption

UK sets up new digital markets taskforce

Antonio Bavasso

As A&O has previously reported, governments and antitrust authorities around the globe are in the midst of a fierce policy debate over whether and how antitrust rules should be adapted to deal with rapidly-evolving digital markets. Learn more about the UK Government’s response to the Furman Report and plans for a dedicated Digital Markets Taskforce Read More

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Solving the crypto-crossword: UK developments in the legal and regulatory treatment of cryptoassets

Oliver Rule

What are cryptoassets? Regulators, judges, central banks, academics, crypto enthusiasts and many others are still debating this question. Indeed you might think of ‘crypto’ as a pun: both advertently referring to the use of cryptography, and inadvertently referring to the cryptic nature of these assets which have proved notoriously difficult to classify. Throw in associated Read More

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A European Strategy for Data – The EU Commission reveals its data strategy

Christine Kammermeier

On Wednesday, 19 February 2020, the European Commission presented its long-awaited EU data strategy in Brussels. Acknowledging the changing economic and societal circumstances introduced by digital transformation, European lawmakers launched a discussion paper addressing their vision for Europe to take on a leading role in the global data economy. The paper was presented together with the Read More

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Adtech – the Final Countdown?

Karishma Brahmbhatt

On 19 November 2019 the UK ICO held a follow-up to its Adtech Fact Finding Forum (held in March 2019). With several key adtech players having aired their concerns, challenges and frustrations back at the March forum, the mood at this latest event was markedly different. There was an air of acceptance that the status Read More

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How in-house lawyers can help their companies achieve digital transformation

Tom Levine

In-house lawyers have a leading role to play in helping their companies navigate the strategic, regulatory and operational challenges of digital transformation. Corporate partner Tom Levine​ discusses the issues that in-house legal teams should prioritise in this podcast. Read More

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Corporate Venturing: How to use minority investments for strategic gain

William Samengo-Turner

Corporate venturing is becoming an increasingly popular tool among organisations looking to boost innovation and accelerate digital transformation. Corporate partner William Samengo-Turner discusses the role of corporate venturing and the issues that investors should consider in this podcast. Read More

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