December 1, 2022

Sustainable Securitisation – too complicated or worth the effort?

Regulatory evolution This is the second article in a series of articles that started with “The European Green Bond Standard – Gold standard for green bonds or regulatory burden?” published at the end of November 2022 and will conclude with “Green Bonds and Securitisation – the market participants’ view” that will be published in January […]...

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November 25, 2022

Green Bonds and Securitisation – paving the way for financing sustainable transformation?

The European Green Bond Standard – Gold Standard for green bonds or regulatory burden? Green Bonds and Securitisation Series – Article 1/3 The European Green Bond Standard has been proclaimed by the European institutions as the new “gold standard” for green bonds, helping market participants to raise funds while meeting sustainability requirements and protecting investors […]...

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November 14, 2022

Copyright in the metaverse: thriving new fields of application for NFTs

NFTs are set to become one of the cornerstones of the metaverse NFTs enable companies to enter the virtual market of the metaverse in manifold ways. Not surprisingly, the existence of copyright-protected works in this virtual world comes with the need to reliably protect the associated legal interests. The legal framework gives rise to legal […]...

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November 11, 2022

Metaverse: taking on opportunities and managing risks

Undoubtedly, the digital world has come a long way since the dawn of the internet. Rapid evolution of technology has done away with slow connections and unresponsive websites, replacing them with lightning quick speeds, big data, virtual reality and customised user experience. However, this new era is not without its question marks. In this article, […]...

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November 7, 2022

Products liability legislation needs to catch up with Artificial Intelligence

Much needed directive should catch up with the realities of modern products The existing products liability legislation in the European Union is now almost 40 years old. The ongoing tech boom and the increasing presence of innovations in everyday life, in particular artificial intelligence used in consumer products and services, make it necessary to adapt […]...

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October 22, 2022

SAFEs as (New) Financing Instruments

SAFEs are financing instruments that give the investor the right to receive equity of the company upon certain triggering event. Since its introduction such financing instruments have gained increasing acceptance also outside the US, as a means to more easily facilitate early-stage financings where valuations are uncertain and also to serve as a bridge between […]...

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October 3, 2022

Financial crime in the metaverse is real – how can we fight back?

Fighting financial crime in the metaverse requires a multi-level approach The metaverse merges social life, leisure, technical and crypto innovations to create new and exciting ways for people to interact virtually. Like the real world, however, the virtual one is not immune to criminal activity. Due to their increasing popularity, value and use cases, crypto-assets […]...

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September 6, 2022

Artificial intelligence and the future of IP rights

Clear and effective regulation of IP rights for AI is greatly needed at the EU level The effective regulation of IP rights for AI systems and the creations of AI systems is critically important beyond just the need for legal clarity, because it can directly affect the motivation of market participants to innovate. Due to […]...

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September 5, 2022

Shareholder rights and activism in Austria

I. Overview In 2021, global activity was below the activity levels of previous years, whereas activist campaigns in the US (corresponding to 55 per cent of global campaigns) increased from 2020 by 10 per cent. Following a record level in 2020, Europe registered 50 new campaigns in 2021, down 12 per cent year-on-year.2 Globally, M&A […]...

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August 24, 2022

Telemedicine – the future of healthcare in Central and Eastern Europe

Telemedicine has been growing in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for years, but the pandemic was a catalyst for more rapid progress in tech and healthcare practices, with limited regulatory reforms. High levels of digitalisation in the region, innovative local companies and an ageing population will lead to further leaps forward, with benefits for patients […]...

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August 23, 2022

European Health Data Space: the future of health data access and sharing in the EU

By Ira Peric Ostojic and Sara Pavlovic The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to have timely access to and sharing of health data, which has in turn encouraged legislative developments at the EU level, including the recently published proposal of the first domain-specific EU data space – European Health Data Space (EHDS). The EHDS […]...

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August 22, 2022

Digitalisation – the trigger for a new era in international tax?

How the Two-Pillar Solution will change where companies pay their taxes The OECD and the G20 are promoting a fundamental rewrite of the rules governing the taxation of the world’s digital giants. What is the connection between digitalisation and taxation? The world’s largest, most valuable and most profitable businesses are digital businesses. Their rise took […]...

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