Tech presents new challenges for businesses - including regulation, growing competition from start-ups and ethical issues raised by artificial intelligence. It affects all aspects of the law. Our experts provide joined-up advice on the impact of technology on antitrust and data; M&A and investments; intellectual property and litigation; AI and fintech; cyber and regulatory investigations.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing at a phenomenal speed and is now set to transform the legal industry. We are enthusiastic early adopters of AI and other advanced technology tools to enable us to deliver a better service to our clients. In this paper, we look at the current state of the market and explore how things will develop in the coming months and years. Read more.
Artificial intelligence is disrupting the business of law. In this podcast about digital transformation in the legal sector, Paul Greenwood, Clifford Chance's Chief Information Officer explains how predictive algorithms can help lawyers analyse vast quantities of data and assess legal risk faster and more precisely.
Blockchain has the potential to alter the global financial system but has implications for sanctions regimes. Read more.
Blockchain is the technology that underpins the digital currency Bitcoin – but it has far wider applications and opens up new possibilities in financial services, the public sector and other areas. Read more.
Data and privacy
As every news cycle brings further revelations about the alleged misuse of personal data by social media companies and political consultants, regulators, politicians and the public are more concerned than ever with what happens to information placed online, who has it and how it is being used. Read more.
Big data analytics and techniques are becoming critical in fields beyond advertising and marketing, such as artificial intelligence, fintech and biotech. We look at a new guide developed by the Australian information commissioner and key privacy considerations for businesses engaging in big data activities. Read more.
Digital assets and ICOs
What are the risks, how are ICOs regulated and how might this change? Read more.
This Report contains an analysis of the current regulatory framework for lending-based and investment-based crowdfunding platforms in the following countries: Austria, Dubai, France, Germany, the UK and the U.S. and recommendations for best practices for the regulation of lending-based and investment-based crowdfunding platforms. Read more.
We have only just begun to scratch the surface when it comes to the impact of technology on financial services but that small abrasion is revealing. We are making five bold predictions for the future of fintech – from how banks will re-imagine themselves, to where risks may arise and contaminate the financial system, and what the regulators may focus on. Read more.
Government initiatives are driving a growing number of fintech startups across the region. Read more.
This report assesses regulation for fintech products across the EU. Read more.
This publication provides help for those seeking to promote or facilitate the use of smart contracts. Read more.
Will smart contracts prove that the future of contract lies in machine executable software code-agreements, or are they rather an unhappy hybrid, neither smart, nor contracts? Read more.
What are the benefits and risks of trusting machines to execute contracts? Read more.