DLA Piper esports Laws of the World is now live!

DLA Piper esports Laws of the World is meant to be a review of the main legal issues affecting eSports in the main jurisdictions worldwide.

After months of hard work with our colleagues all around the world, we are ready for the launch of DLA Piper eSports Laws of the World. It was the result of fantastic teamwork, which shows the commitment of our firm to provide our clients with innovative tools to support their business.

The esport market has been booming over the last years, but unfortunately, or fortunately, in some cases, regulations have not been able to catch up. Gambling, sports, and prize promotion/advertising rules might apply to esports events, impose restrictions or grant exemptions, depending on how and where they are organized. The possible variants include the following: is the esports tournament online or landbased? Is a country recognizing esports as an official sport? Can any type of prize be awarded to participants? What are the technical requirements to be complied with? And what is the actual risk of penalties?

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Evento: Come preparare la propria azienda alla Digital Revolution

Le imprese sono pronte alla Digital Revolution e all’AI? Ne parliamo con capi degli uffici legali di primarie aziende e top manager il 4 dicembre 2019 da DLA Piper nel corso della presentazione del libro scritto dallo studio sull’argomento.

Il rapido processo di trasformazione digitale che sta investendo a vario titolo le aziende comporta, accanto a criticità di ordine organizzativo – strutturale, anche nuove e importante problematiche legali. Come prepararsi a questa incalzante Digital Revolution? Perché l’intelligenza artificiale è già e sarà sempre più una componente essenziale del business delle aziende operanti in qualsiasi settore? Quali misure occorre adottare per non farsi trovare impreparati?

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Milan Fashion Week and Fashion Law Trends – Is the retail and fashion sectors ready for the IoT revolution?

The retail and fashion sectors need to deal with new legal issues due to the adoption of IoT technologies as a consequence of the rapid digital revolution of the industry.

The “wave” of the Internet of Things is heavily impacting the retail sector leading to new legal issues that have never been experienced by most fashion brands, and in general retail companies.

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The legal issues of the blockchain and how to deal with them

The revolution of the blockchain might unveil some legal implications deriving from the usage of a technology that can get out of control.

As part of the working group named “Legal Evolution 4.0” that I run for the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce, I gave a presentation on the legal implications of the blockchain. And, I thought it would be interesting to share my findings with you.

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Top 5 takeaways from the Games Industry Law Summit

Significant insights came out from the discussions on the present and future of video gaming law at the Games Law Industry Summit in Vilnius. My colleague Vincenzo Giuffré and I attended the event and tried to summarize our top 5 takeaways from the summit below: 1. Transparency and players’ protection are a priority in all the major jurisdictions Transparency of the terms of use and information provided to players, of the applicable charges and their conditions, also about loot boxes, and the adoption of tools aimed at protecting players from video gaming addiction are a priority in several jurisdictions. There are countries like Korea …

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Innovation meet-up – Blockchain e smart-contract oltre gli slogan: una success story nel trade finance

I recenti sviluppi normativi sulla blockchain creano opportunità che discuteremo nell’ambito dell’Innovation meet-up organizzato da DLA Piper con AlixPartners e we.trade il 12 aprile 2019.

Con la recente approvazione del Decreto Semplificazioni 2019, i concetti di “Tecnologie basate su registri distribuiti” (DLT) e “smart-contract” entrano a pieno titolo nel sistema giuridico italiano.

Un crescente numero di market players – complice l’immancabile “ciclo di hype” – vede in queste tecnologie un significativo passo verso la disintermediazione, l’abolizione di molte procedure ancora cartacee e la velocizzazione di quelle digitali. Il settore del trade finance è tra i primi a cogliere questa opportunità.

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Top 5 takeaways from DLA Piper event on Italian privacy dawn raids

Italian privacy dawn raids are a hot topic and being prepared to them is crucial, especially given the potential fines provided by the GDPR. Here are the main takeaways from our event on the matter.

On the 1st of March 2019, DLA Piper had the pleasure to host – together with AIGI – an event on Italian privacy dawn raids that had as main speaker, Mr. Marco Menegazzo, the head of the department of the tax police in charge of privacy dawn raids, supporting the Italian data protection authority (the Garante) on their performance.

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Ispezioni privacy – cosa aspettarsi e come essere pronti?

Parleremo di ispezioni privacy e di come prepararsi alle stesse l’1 marzo da DLA Piper con il Colonnello Marco Menegazzo ed esperti del settore.

La sanzione di € 50 milioni emessa di recente dal Garante privacy francese, il CNIL, si è rivelata come un campanello di allarme per le società. Ad oltre 9 mesi dall’inizio dell’applicabilità del GDPR, i garanti europei stanno emettendo le prime sanzioni ai sensi del Regolamento privacy europeo e gli importi possono essere molto elevati.

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Italian DLA Piper Intellectual Property & Technology Predictions for 2019

DLA Piper’s Italian Intellectual Property & Technology department has published their Legal Predictions for 2019. These take a look back at what happened during 2018 and illustrate the key changes that are expected in 2019.

As you have seen through the blog posts published during the previous weeks on this blog, the publication covers 14 different topics, from more traditional areas of law such as trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and patents to innovative topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, FinTech and eSports, from life sciences to media, fashion, e-cigarettes and gambling, to privacy and cyber security, which were among the main challenges of 2018 and will continue to be so in 2019.

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Join our DLA Piper Gambling event right before ICE Gaming 2019

DLA Piper Gambling event will take place on the 4th of February 2019 with experts from different jurisdictions and the Spanish gambling authority.

After the 2017 and 2018 editions, here is the 2019 edition of DLA Piper gambling event on the 4th of February 2019, right before the beginning of the ICE Gaming event.

Gambling regulatory regimes are in a constant state of change. New markets are opening up, new licenses are available and new obligations are being imposed on operators and suppliers. At the same time, newly introduced regulations represent considerable compliance obligations for the gambling market and the identification of the right balance between ensuring compliance and preserving business needs is getting exponentially complicated.

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Top 3 predictions on cybersecurity for 2019

Cybersecurity represents a major risk for companies that will need to change their approach on security in 2019, also in relation to M&A transactions, and corrective actions might include a cyber risk insurance coverage according to our predictions.

According to a report published by Accenture, the average cost of cybercrime per organization in 2017 increased to $ 11.7 million, with countries like the US reaching $ 21.22 million. Such a cost was also considerable in Italy where it reached $ 6.73 million.

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