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Becoming the Focal Point: Using E-Discovery Process and Technology to Bring Value to Business Units and Upper Management

by Exterro, Inc. on

Tom Mullane is a veteran in the e-discovery industry, currently working as the E-Discovery Process Manager at United Technologies Corporation. UTC is a global company with various business units, a quarter of a million...more

Global In-House Centers in India, v2.0

GICs in India are evolving from cost-saving platforms into Innovation Centers for emerging digital technologies that can provide a competitive advantage. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in GICs in India...more

Clean Robotics: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Accepting Funding Proposals for Innovative Robotics Solutions, Investment and...

On September 27, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) released a Request for Proposals seeking applications to the InnovateMass program, which provides up to $250,000 in grant funding for clean energy and water...more

The Compliance Challenge: Managing Legal & Regulatory Risk

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Ryan Rohlfsen, a Ropes & Gray government enforcement partner, highlights findings from a new report on legal and regulatory risk management, based on a global survey of 300 in-house professionals. To learn more about the...more

PE in Indonesia – a vibrant market

by Hogan Lovells on

Indonesia is gaining popularity among both regional and international private equity funds. Demographics and economic forces increasingly portray Indonesia as a 'must-be-in' market....more

The EU regulatory challenges and liability risks associated with 3-D printed medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

In this hoganlovells.com Q&A, Hogan Lovells counsel Fabien Roy addresses EU regulations that apply to medical devices that are produced using 3-D printing technologies....more

Lessons for Life Science and Medical Device Companies Post-Nautilus

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Under the U.S. Patent laws, claims must particularly point out and distinctly claim what the inventor understands her invention to be. Up until three years ago, the inquiry for determining indefiniteness was to ask whether...more

InsureTech Connect 2017 Panel Discussion: Maximizing Profits via Products and Alternative Business Model Innovation

by Mintz Levin on

After being in the insurance industry for several decades in a variety of roles, I frequently get asked which insurtechs I think are going to be successful. In sum, I believe the insurtechs best positioned for success are...more

Local Drone Law Struck Down by Federal Preemption

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Sept. 21, a federal court for the first time struck down local ordinance attempting to regulate the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) within its jurisdiction. The United States District Court for the...more

The Trump Administration’s Automated Vehicles Guidance Hits the Gas Pedal on Innovation

by K&L Gates LLP on

Further accelerating federal regulation of automated vehicles, last week the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) announced highly anticipated new guidance for the...more

Department of Transportation Releases New Voluntary Guidance for Autonomous Vehicles

On September 12, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) released new Voluntary Guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in a document titled “A Vision for Safety 2.0” (the “Guidance”). The document, which comes as...more

Frenemies: Gaining Efficiency Through Shared Services

by Bryan Cave on

Bryan Cave colleagues Ken Achenbach and Sean Christy join Jonathan and me on this episode of The Bank Account to examine the ability of banks to gain efficiency through shared services. Throughout the business environment,...more

FDA Makes Gene Therapy Available for First Time in USA

by Snell & Wilmer on

Earlier this week, the FDA made gene therapy available for the first time in the United States. This decision, ushers in “a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases” said the...more

Delaware Encourages Blockchain Technology Through Legal and Technological Innovations

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On July 21, Delaware governor John C. Carney Jr. signed into law a series of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) that will allow companies to keep shareholder information on blockchain technology-based...more

Blockchain: The Policyholder Plan for Smart Insurance Policies

Insurers’ exploration of distributed ledger technology (DLT), commonly referred to as blockchain, continues to expand. Last month, AIG announced a partnership with IBM and Standard Chartered Bank P.L.C. to test a “smart...more

Fintech Forecast: Lawmakers and Regulators Poised to Revamp the Legal Landscape in 2017

Financial technology, or fintech, is poised to be the center of U.S. regulation in 2017. Industry experts estimate that between July 2015 and January 2016, more than $5.5 billion was invested in the fintech sector. As fintech...more

5 Principles To Simplify Compliance For Fintech Startups

Compliance officers at financial technology (fintech) startups have one of the most daunting tasks in the financial services industry — giving the green light to a new product or service in the face of significant time and...more

10 Practical tips for a smooth FCA application process

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The road to FCA authorisation can sometimes seem a long one, but take in some of our top tips for FinTechs travelling this road for the first time to help smooth the ride....more

P2P platforms and the SME finance industry: where do we go from here?

by Hogan Lovells on

Looking back at the major changes since his last report 5 years ago, Andy Davis concluded on Monday evening that P2P platforms have "changed the game for small businesses, investors and regulators" in the UK, as he launched...more

Stepping stones to creating Industry Sandboxes

by Hogan Lovells on

The report Industry Sandboxes: A development in Open Collaboration published today is itself the product of industry-wide collaboration – initiated by an invitation from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to Innovate...more

RegTech: Big Bang or Slow Burn?

by Hogan Lovells on

Will RegTech be a "Big Bang" or a "Slow Burn"? This was the question posed at the end of another roundtable on RegTech chaired by Emily Reid, Partner and Head of Commercial and Retail Banking at Hogan Lovells. The consensus...more

Conference of State Bank Commissioners Sues OCC to Bar Chartering of Fintech Banks

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The CSBS’ request for an injunction may prompt the OCC to slow down or abandon its willingness to consider issuing national bank charters to fintech companies....more

Planning ahead: the FCA's 2017/18 Business Plan priorities and strategic framework

by Hogan Lovells on

The FCA's latest Business Plan demonstrates a commitment to pushing forward on both existing and new initiatives across sectors, focused on maintaining fair consumer outcomes in the rapidly changing UK financial services...more

We Should Be Friends: Community Banks and Fintech Companies

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Community banks play an essential role in the American financial system – they provide the majority of small business and farm loans, as well as mortgage and general banking services. In addition, community banks remain one...more

RegTech: an Invisibility Cloak for Regulation?

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Moving onto the second day of the Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017, Hogan Lovells hosted a roundtable focussed on Making Regulation Invisible: Using RegTech to Embed Rules into Workflow. A full house reinforced the nirvana...more

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