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The metaverse

legal and economic perspectives on a growing industry

The metaverse has been described as the future of the internet – a digital world where we will live, work and play. It has attracted enormous investment from both tech companies and companies outside the traditional tech space. Web3 technologies (metaverse and NFTs) create a unique possibility for any company. This is not only true for those companies whose current or future business relies on brands, content creation and/or online platforms to connect and interact with customers, but for all companies, including those who have historically relied on face-to-face meetings with their customers.

However, as with any groundbreaking technological development, complex legal issues will arise in various fields such as regulatory law, data privacy, consumer protection and intellectual property. Will our existing legal framework be fit-for-purpose?

Members of our Clifford Chance Tech Group, together with Prof David Wuttke from the Technical University of Munich and Thomas Richter, in-house legal counsel technology at Deutsche Bank, will be available to provide you with a glimpse into some of the technological, commercial, and legal challenges the metaverse will bring.

Take your first steps in the metaverse: You will have the opportunity to try out various access options on site, such as a virtual reality headset.

We look forward to seeing you at our Frankfurt office!

Event date and time

19 October 2022 | 16:30-18:30, followed by a get-together

Clifford Chance | Junghofstraße 14, 60311 Frankfurt am Main