Legal Briefing | Finance, TMT |

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While fintech has generated a lot of attention in recent years, it is not actually new. From ATMs to contactless payments, technology has been influencing the financial sector and the way we interact with money for decades. So why the recent surge of interest and what has Scotland got to do with it?

Legal Briefing | Finance, TMT |

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It is difficult to work in financial services and not hear the word ‘fintech’ on a daily basis. But what is fintech and why the hype? In its purest form fintech is the fusion of financial services and technology. There is also ‘insurtech’ (the use of technology in insurance) and ‘regtech’ (the use of technology … Continue reading “The fintech primer: what’s driving the revolution?”

Legal Briefing | Finance, TMT |

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It is difficult to work in financial services and not hear the word ‘fintech’ on a daily basis. But what is fintech and why the hype? In its purest form fintech is the fusion of financial services and technology. There is also ‘insurtech’ (the use of technology in insurance) and ‘regtech’ (the use of technology … Continue reading “Is the blockchain revolution finally beginning to deliver?”

Legal Briefing | Immigration |

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Following the referendum on 23 June 2016, the UK public voted to leave the European Union. The subsequent political and media storm that ensued focused on what shape the exit deal would take including when and how article 50 of the Treaty on European Union 2009 would be triggered. Nine months after the UK voted … Continue reading “Brexit Miller case – the impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union on immigration”

Feature | GC Powerlist

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To coincide with the 20th annual Legal Business Awards, a launch reception was held on 23 March to mark the launch of our fifth annual GC Powerlist which, under the unifying title The Clients of Tomorrow, looked at both the outstanding rising star in-house counsel and high-growth companies with the prospects of becoming the global … Continue reading “GC Powerlist”

Feature | Media and publishing

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Controversy, upheaval and regulatory scrutiny – who’d want the lot of a media and publishing GC?