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Heuking | November 2023

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.   Heuking advises shareholders of DigiComm Group on sale to AddSecure Group A team led by Dr. Michael Sörgel, Partner at Heuking’s Düsseldorf office, legally advised the shareholders of DigiComm Group on the sale of DigiComm Group to Sweden’s AddSecure Group ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | November 2023

Due to Norway’s status as a non-EU member, and instead member of the European Economic Area (the EEA), implementation of the Directives is delayed compared to the rest of the EU. For comparison, the original deadline for the implementation of the DSM Directive in the EU was 7 June 2021. Some of the proposed amendments to the Norwegian Copyright Act include: New obligations for providers of online content sharing platforms (such as Youtube, Facebook etc ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

On 21 November, Waters Technology published an opinion piece on the use by cloud providers of hardware which, under previous policies, would have been retired. They are doing this due to exponential growth in the demand for their services – not profits. On the same day, it published an article highlighting the work the DTCC has been undertaking with AWS to produce technical standards “to enhance multi-region resiliency”, which were published on 20 November ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

Discussions in Brussels over the finalisation of the EU’s AI Act appear to have faltered, as the parties involved in its current ‘trilogue’ phase (involving agreement between the Commission, Council and Parliament on a final form text for the legislation) have struggled to reach a consensus on how to approach the regulation of foundation models ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

Collaboration took centre stage at the recent Transport and Energy (TE) Forum event, which brought together industry leaders both in the public and private sectors to explore the crucial need for increased cooperation across the landscape. The forum, marked by the tagline 'Further & Faster,' acknowledged the strides the UK has made in achieving new charge point milestones but underscored the imperative for continued progress ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

Watch the webinar video and study our key takeaway points from our latest seminar focused on attendance. Our 2023 webinar programme is focused on supporting HR teams to improve the effectiveness and productivity of the organisations they work for, equipping them to best handle key issues and improve their business through reducing their risk, developing their talent and future proofing their organisation #HRImprove ...

Krogerus | November 2023

We held Datasymposium 2023 – one of Finland's largest events focusing on data regulation and data utilisation – on 25 October at Bio Rex Lasipalatsi. The popular event, organised in partnership with Technology Industries of Finland, gathered hundreds of experts to discuss the effects of EU's new data regulation and its application from the perspective of trade secrets and data privacy ...

Carey Olsen | November 2023

Carey Olsen advises Lightspeed Faction on launch of blockchain venture capital fund The fund is a collaboration between Lightspeed Venture Partners (Lightspeed) and the Faction partnership through the newly formed cryptocurrency firm, Lightspeed Faction ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2023

  We are proud to be sponsoring a networking reception that will be held at the Guildhall in the City of London on the 4th of December 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Katya Tua, Edmond Zammit Laferla and Michael Psaila will be attending the event.       View More

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

Watch the webinar video and study our key takeaway points from our latest seminar focused on Employee relations. Our 2023 webinar programme is focused on supporting HR teams to improve the effectiveness and productivity of the organisations they work for, equipping them to best handle key issues and improve their business through reducing their risk, developing their talent and future proofing their organisation #HRImprove ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

In recent months, colleagues in Scotland have been working closely with Glasgow City of Science and Innovation to partner in raising the profile of the Glasgow City Region on a national and international scale, showcasing its potential as a world-class hub for research and innovation ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

The acceleration in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies has been identified as a significant disruptor, influencing the design, operation, and location of data centres. AI models require large scale datasets and substantial computational power for training ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | November 2023

The United States Supreme Court will soon decide whether public officials may be liable for blocking constituents on social media. On October 31, 2023, the Court heard oral argument in O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier[i] and Lindke v. Freed,[ii] cases in which local school board officials and a city manager, respectively, are alleged to have blocked constituents from commenting on, or viewing, public social media accounts used for both government business as well as personal affairs ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2023

  The Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA)1 provides the legal framework for digital asset services within the European Union. This regulation, detailed with its 149 articles and 6 annexes, mandates that entities wishing to provide digital asset services across the EU must secure authorisation in one of the EU Member States ...

The power and the peril of generative AI has been one of the most talked- about topics in legal circles since ChatGPT's explosion into public conscience in late 2022. The arrival of generative AI into our world is now a stark reality. Lawyers need to understand both the basics of the technology and its legal implications when considering the use of generative AI ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | November 2023

On 6 November 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) announced that it had closed its investigation into a possible abuse of dominance by Proximus following the sale of EDPnet to Citymesh ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

In a recent panel session I attended at the CAN DO Summit in Glasgow featuring Lina Srebrova, XR Strategist at Digitalnauts, and Prof. Paul Chapman, Director of Emerging Technology at the Glasgow School of Art, the conversation delved into the disruptive potential of immersive technologies, particularly virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), on both society and business ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

Yesterday, Shoosmiths hosted an event by The Fashion Network titled ‘Trend Forecasting & Analysis Masterclass: For Fashion & FMCG Retail Business’. During this event we heard from fashion industry leaders on how the landscape of retail and marketing is ever evolving, influenced by a myriad of factors ranging from consumer behaviour to emerging technologies ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

On 26 October 2023 the Online Safety Act (‘the Act’) received Royal Assent, enacting rules designed to, in the UK government’s words, make the UK the safest place in the world to be online ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

Shoosmiths’ head of technology sector Joe Stephenson attended the Tech and Innovation Summit, focused on how public and private sector organisations are supercharging innovation into action. In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for businesses and governments alike. Below, we reveal our key takeaways from the event: Data Centres: Meeting the Demand for Growth The digital age has ushered in a surge in data generation and consumption ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

Given the pace of change over recent months it seems a cliché to say we’ve had an eventful couple of weeks for AI, but just a week on from the UK's AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, which followed hot on the heels of a sweeping executive order on AI from the Biden administration, it is worth reflecting on where the events of the last 10 days or so leave us in terms of prospective regulation of AI ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2023

The King's Speech 2023 unveiled an ambitious vision for the future of transportation - heralding a new era of self-driving vehicles in the UK. The speech introduced a comprehensive plan to integrate autonomous vehicles into daily lives, as part of the government's commitment to advancing transportation technology. The proposed Automated Vehicles Bill will provide the Department for Transport with the necessary authority to certify the safety of driverless vehicles ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2023

  As part of the firm’s Pink October initiatives, members of staff at Mamo TCV Advocates collected donations for Hospice Malta  during a dress-down breakfast held on 6th October and a treasure hunt that was held on 20th October. Hospice Malta is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing palliative care and support to individuals facing serious illness ...