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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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'What is the Metaverse? Will it change the world, and why should I care? - Webinar

Banking & Finance Big Data 28 April 2022

On 26 April Clifford Chance hosted a webinar - 'What is the Metaverse? Will it change the world, and why should I care?

As investment floods into the Metaverse – a collection of immersive, integrated, virtual worlds where users can live, work and play – our speakers (Megan Gordon, Brian Harley and Angelina Gomez) explored the practical applications of the Metaverse and the legal issues that will arise as it grows.

With questions of data security, privacy, IP, antitrust, diversity and ethics already emerging as key issues for the future of the Metaverse, they analysed whether real-world problems will take on new dimensions in the virtual realm. As a growing number of established companies and institutions set up shop in the Metaverse, they considered the implications of the new economic models emerging there, where wealth can be created, traded and enhanced using technologies adapted to its virtual environment, from cryptocurrencies to NFTs.


Megan Gordon - Office Managing Partner, Washington

Brian Harley - Consultant, Tech Group, Hong Kong

Angelina Gomez - Counsel, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Perth

View the full webinar