As we transition to new ways of operating against a backdrop of a volatile global economic outlook, global businesses are implementing strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Operational resilience and a clear strategy will be essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive, in 2020 and beyond. While protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations are facing challenges, including major disruption to their supply chains, meeting contractual obligations, bringing people back to the workplace and implications under funding arrangements. Many of these issues need to be navigated on a cross-border basis.
This global resource hub identifies the key issues and provides practical guidance as well as innovative and strategic thinking from our lawyers around the world on the legal and regulatory challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team takes a holistic approach to risk management that spans business units, areas of law and national boundaries.
What the future will hold, as we attempt to shift towards a period of recovery, is unclear. However, we can certainly expect disruption for some time, and businesses will need the assistance of agile legal teams during this time and beyond.
Session 4: Everything’s coming together: What a converged tech future means for the tech sector
What should we expect as the Metaverse, NFTs, blockchain, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, the Internet of Things and AI converge in new and innovative digital solutions? What computer science and data challenges are there going to be?
Session 3: Successfully navigating the regulation of tech M&A and investment
We are witnessing a significant impact of regulation on technology M&A and investment decisions in the sector. How should technology businesses (and those who wish to invest in them) navigate the increasing regulatory requirements, such as national security regimes and the new EU anti-subsidy regulation, in a way that maximises acquisition/investment outcomes and minimises the risk of regulatory intervention?
Session 2: Using smart contracts, computable contracting and AI to innovate: Law and disruptive tech
Some time back Norton Rose Fulbright took a decision to bring on board computer science expertise and a technology consulting function to help our clients maximise the opportunities where law and disruptive technologies intersect.
Session 1: EU’s digital strategy – new legislation on the way: What tech businesses need to do
With a remarkable amount of new legislation on the way, the EU has made clear its intention to lead the way on regulating key aspects of the technology sector – both in terms of market structure and in what technology businesses can and cannot do.
Is net-zero a reality in the Middle East?
On 12 December 2015, global leaders of 196 countries congregated at COP 21 in Paris to negotiate and resolve the world’s first legally binding treaty on climate change (the Paris Agreement), which sets a goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C, preferably to 1.5°C, compared to pre-industrial levels.