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Alongside the myriad of business opportunities, technological evolution has triggered new legal and regulatory challenges that need to be taken into account in sustainable growth strategies.

Digital platforms have enabled not only the development of significant improvements in service delivery channels, but have also made possible the development of new products. Many users, investors through to business owners and regulators, face an urgent need to grasp the impact of digital transformation on business structures and opportunities.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our dedicated team understands your needs and works to strategically define tailor-made solutions.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

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  • Software Licensing
  • Sponsorship Contracts
  • E-commerce

We have an in-depth knowledge of how technology law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.

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Trading of crypto-as­sets in detail
The Markets in Crypto-As­sets Regulation (MiCAR) sets down a harmonised regulatory framework for service providers known as crypto-asset service providers (CASPs), which carry out activities with crypto-as­sets...
AI-ming high: the integration of AI into gaming
Since gaming’s inception in 1958, when physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game, the landscape of the industry has undergone a remarkable trans­form­a­tion as many...
AI in healthcare inventions – technical or not technical?
Sum­maryRe­cent European Patent Office (EPO) Board of Appeal case T 1910/20 sits among a number of decisions regarding the discussion of what constitutes technical character in the field of health­care...
Igniting the Path to Trustworthy AI: European Standards and the AI Act
In the realm of AI, all eyes are on the ground-break­ing AI Act (the “AIA”), a momentous EU legislation which will apply to providers, users, importers, and distributors of AI systems within the European...
EU reaches agreement on Data Act – Com­pre­hens­ive EU data law is on the...
On 27 June 2023, the European Parliament and Council resolved the remaining open points and reached a political agreement on the EU Data Act, paving the way for a new law that will introduce com­pre­hens­ive...
EU regulation mandates crypto-asset white paper
1. Definition of the crypto-asset white paperIn order to establish a harmonised framework for markets in crypto-as­sets in the EU, the MiCAR introduces minimum standards and disclosure requirements for...
How to use E-money tokens in the EEA
The Markets in Crypto-as­sets Regulation (MiCAR) covers electronic money or e-money tokens, a crypto-asset that purports to maintain a stable value by referring to the value of a fiat currency that is...
UK announces £21m AI roll-out across NHS
In­tro­duc­tionOn 23 June 2023, the UK government announced a £21 million fund aimed at accelerating the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) across the National Health Service (“NHS”)...
Overview of the competent authorities under MICAR
Building on the CMS series of articles “Legal experts on Markets in Crypto-As­sets (MiCA) reg­u­la­tion”, this new article describes the powers of the competent authorities of EU member states, the European...
ARTs in detail
EU regulation MICAR now regulates as­set-ref­er­enced tokens1. DEFIN­I­TION OF ARTSMiCAR defines As­set-ref­er­enced tokens (ARTs) as a type of crypto-asset that is not an electronic money token and that purports...
European parliament adopts text of the EU AI Act and calls for public consultation
On 14 June 2023, the European Parliament formally adopted its compromise text on the EU AI Act (ht­tps://www.euro­parl.europa.eu/do­ceo/doc­u­ment/TA-9-2023-0236_EN.pdf), paving the way for the in­ter­insti­tu­tion­al...
The scope of application of the Markets in Crypto-as­sets Regulation
In April 2023, the Markets in Crypto-as­sets Regulation (MiCAR) was ratified becoming the first regulatory framework for crypto-as­sets with the strategic goals of protecting consumers, investors and market...