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NFTs – An Introduction and Some Key Intellectual Property Considerations

According to nonfungible.com, the global non-fungible token (NFT) market was estimated to be worth around $16.8 billion in 2021. In this article, we explore some of the key intellectual property considerations relating to NFTs.

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Banking & finance

UK Financial Services and Markets Bill: new rules for 'critical third parties'

The UK Financial Services and Markets Bill includes proposals to regulate cloud service providers and other designated ‘critical third parties’ supplying services to UK regulated firms and financial market infrastructures. HM Treasury would have powers to designate service suppliers as ‘critical’ and the UK regulators would have new powers directly to oversee designated suppliers, which would be subject to new minimum resilience standards.

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Native issuances of DLT securities in Luxembourg, France and Germany and admission to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Securities Official List

Over the past few months, capital markets have seen an increased interest in the issuance of securities, notably debt instruments, natively on the blockchain or using other types of distributed ledger technology (DLT). We look at how Luxembourg, France and Germany have taken the lead by adopting specific legislation allowing companies to issue securities directly on the blockchain, and thus providing the required legal certainty.

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Fintech

Fintech: The Evolving French Regulatory Landscape

The existing digital assets regulatory framework in force in France will be replaced by MiCA. We look at the French Fintech Landscape and how MiCA will change it: French digital assets framework • MiCA Proposal • CBDCs • NFTs • Metaverse • EU pilot regime • DeFI

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Fintech

Using Court orders to help recover stolen cryptocurrencies

On 4 March 2022, the Singapore High Court in CLM v CLN granted a proprietary injunction over stolen cryptocurrency assets against persons unknown, along with ancillary disclosure orders against cryptocurrency exchanges to assist in tracing the assets. This is the first reported Singapore decision on this issue.

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Fintech

Global Crypto Round-Up

This monthly newsletter provides you with a monthly brief into the world of digital assets, keeping you up to date with regulatory developments, publications and events from across jurisdictions.

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Latest podcast

A digital syndicated loans market: fact or fiction

In a podcast originally recorded for the Loan Market Association, Clifford Chance lawyers and tech experts Puja Patel, Alice Jefferis and Bram Kocken share their insights on digitalisation in the syndicated loan market, exploring technological developments, the challenges faced by the industry and debating the elusive question – is a digital syndicated loans market fact or fiction? 

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Fintech

Fintech in 2022: Five Trends to Watch

Predictions on crypto, non-fungible tokens, web 3.0, debt capital markets and digital trade finance

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Fintech

Global Fintech Update

Our weekly global fintech round-up, summarises fintech regulatory developments that have happened around the world along with our Clifford Chance fintech publications and upcoming events

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Fintech

Global Crypto Round-Up

This monthly newsletter provides you with a monthly brief into the world of digital assets, keeping you up to date with regulatory developments, publications and events from across jurisdictions.

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New GFMA Paper by BCG and Clifford Chance Outlines Benefits and Challenges of Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currencies

The paper outlines the opportunities, challenges, and questions concerning the design, issuance, and legal status of wCBDCs, while introducing use cases to provide a framework for continuing a constructive conversation.

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The Fintech Files II - Europe

In this new 5 part video series we teamed up again with Crafty Counsel to go deep on fintech in the EU. Includes: Market trends in payments with financial technology platform, Adyen; Payments & Partnerships with Payments Service Provider, Mollie; and much more

 

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Upcoming events

The metaverse – legal and economic perspectives on a growing industry - Frankfurt |19 October 2022 | 16:30-18:30,

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!

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