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The Metaverse: What are the legal implications?
Media & entertainment

The Metaverse: What are the legal implications?

We explore some of the legal issues including data security and privacy, IP, copyright, and antitrust.

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The ultimate loot drop: the Netherlands is planning to ban loot boxes in video games
Sport & gaming

The ultimate loot drop: the Netherlands is planning to ban loot boxes in video games

On 30 June 2022, representatives of six political parties submitted a motion in the lower house of the Dutch parliament demanding a stricter regulation of loot boxes in video games and a possible outright ban. This comes as a response to the recent ruling of the Dutch Council of State rendered on 9 March 2022, putting an end to the four-year 'FIFA Packs' debate by declaring that the loot boxes in FIFA-22 may not be categorized as a game of chance

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Level Up: A legal guide to the video games industry
Sport & gaming

Level Up: A legal guide to the video games industry

Our all-in-one legal guide for those that currently operate in or are considering entering the video games industry with the purpose of providing an overview of the life cycle of a video game.

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Analysis

From the beautiful game to the regulated game: Proposed reform to English club football

The global sports industry is larger than the global film and music industries combined. Recent controversies in the English game sparked a fan-led review of football governance in November 2021. The outcome of this review led to the Government White Paper which proposed the unprecedented establishment of an independent regulator. Plans for the Regulator were further outlined in the King's Speech in November 2023 where the 'Football Governance Bill' was announced. This article evaluates the key regulatory changes proposed by the Bill and the wider impacts of these reforms on the sport.

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Geo-blocking practices for video gaming clearly regarded as restricting competition in the EU

In January 2021, the European Commission fined Valve and five video game publishers EUR 7.8 million for geo-blocking practices. The General Court  has now upheld the EC's characterisation of geo-blocking practices  as being a "by object" restriction of competition violating Article 101(1) TFEU. This article looks at the case and how the court balanced the interplay between IP and competition law.

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The Promise of a Positive Legacy: The FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City Candidates’ Human Rights Plans

The report examines the human rights themes that FIFA outlined, takes a closer look at each city plan, and collects highlights from the plans for accessibility to stakeholders. The report draws attention to the legacy opportunities that the cities envision pursuing as 2026 World Cup hosts. We also pose some important questions for host cities and broader stakeholders to consider. 

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9 July 2024: Central Bank Digital Currencies with Clifford Chance and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Tuesday 9 July for a virtual event focused on the evolving legal questions around the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Clifford Chance. This insightful session will bring together leading global industry experts advising on CBDC design and implementation to discuss the crucial legal considerations and latest developments as more jurisdictions around the globe meaningfully explore the introduction of CBDCs. View full details of the Programme and Speakers.

Time: from 9:00 EST/ 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT

To Register, please complete the online registration form.