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

This article looks at how Luxembourg, France and Germany have taken the lead by adopting specific legislations allowing companies to issue securities directly on the blockchain, and thus providing the required legal certainty.

Sport & gaming

"You can't win anything with kids" - Minor's data in sport – returns and regulations

Over the last two decades, there has been an industry wide acceleration, in sports, towards collecting and processing athlete personal data. This article looks at the use cases and hurdles of using minor's data in sport.


Connecticut Data Privacy Act Becomes Nation's Fifth State Privacy Law, Setting Stricter Standards

The Act is the latest stitch in the patchwork of state and federal privacy laws that is growing ever more complex. And as has become a trend, while the law shares many similarities with its counterparts in other states, the Act also has certain unique provisions that companies that do business in Connecticut will need to carefully consider before the law goes into effect on July 1, 2023

Intellectual Property

Copyright and AI: protecting value throughout the AI process

In this short article we will discuss how copyright may offer protection to investments in AI, especially in cases where AI software may fall short of patent protection.


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.


Utah becomes fourth state to pass Consumer Privacy Act

On March 24, 2022, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act into law, making Utah the fourth state to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law, and the first in a state with a Republican-controlled legislature.


Latest Podcast

Talking Tech: Asia Pacific Antitrust - Australia in 2022

Sydney counsel Rob Tang and senior associate Ryan Draper examine broader trends behind Australia's crucial antitrust developments in the past two years, and key developments to expect over the course of the next year. They will also discuss the impact of such developments on digital tech platforms operating in an intensifying regulatory environment in Australia with increased consumer-driven and anti-competition litigation in the sector.


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

As investment floods into the Metaverse – a collection of immersive, integrated, virtual worlds where users can live, work and play – our panel of experts explored the practical applications of the Metaverse and the legal issues that will arise as it grows.

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Media & entertainment

The Metaverse: What are the legal implications?

As a growing number of tech companies invest heavily in the metaverse – which allows users to live, work and play in alternative virtual worlds – we explore the legal issues that it may give rise to, including data security and privacy, IP, copyright, and antitrust.

Intellectual Property

Sheeran successful in copyright infringement lawsuit

High Court gives declaration of non-infringement relating to 'Shape of You'. The judge found that Sheeran had not copied Sami Chokri (performing under Sami Switch) song's 'Oh Why' hook. We explain why and what it could mean for similar claims


Google Analytics declared illegal in France –'Big Tech' and business competitiveness at risk in the EU

As it stands, the future of Google Analytics in the EU looks quite compromised. Certain workaround options could be explored but they do not seem to be sufficient.


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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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Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech

With the theme of Building a thriving and sustainable fintech ecosystem for the future, our International Festival of Fintech consists of three days of fintech webinars featuring expert panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders and rising stars, each focused on the fast-changing world of financial technology and tackling related legal and regulatory issues. 

Introduced by Simon Crown and Paul Landless, co-heads of the firm's fintech practice, our internal team of fintech experts will be joined on the virtual stage by speakers from 22 fintech firms, financial institutions, corporates, policy makers and industry associations.

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