As the tech sector faces up to big challenges in 2023, our global cross disciplinary tech and fintech teams have produced three new reports for 2023 looking at the legal outlook and the risk landscape. For more information on any of these topics please reach out to any of the contacts listed in the relevant report.

Legal Outlook 2023

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Disruptive forces are shaping the outlook for 2023: geopolitical tensions, energy scarcity, high interest rates, and increasing regulation and litigation, all present challenges for the tech sector. Yet technology will continue to be a key enabler for businesses and certain tech verticals will attract significant investment as companies and investors navigate this new market dynamic.

Our Tech Legal Outlook explores some of the key global trends in a series of short articles. The first part looks at investing in game-changing tech including NFTs and net zero tech. The second part looks at the regulation of the digital economy: global data flows, new competition tools and competition litigation and the rise of class actions.

Fintech Legal Outlook 2023

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Disruptive forces are also shaping the outlook for fintech in 2023: macro market headwinds are impacting the sector and the crypto winter is leading to increased regulatory activism globally, and galvanising efforts for bespoke regulation for cryptoassets. New forms of digital assets are emerging as digital financial and payments infrastructure develops, meanwhile increasing financial crime is impacting DeFi and crypto. Developing regulation in the digital economy is increasing the compliance challenge and ESG is acting in some cases as a problem, and in others a solution.

Our Fintech Legal Outlook covers the full breadth of the fintech legal spectrum with 7 global trends and one page summaries across 19 jurisdictions in Asia, the EU, Latin America, the UK and U.

Crypto & Defi - Understanding the risk landscape

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The hottest topic in fintech is crypto - driven by the impact of the ongoing Crypto Winter and intensifying conversations on how best to regulate cryptoassets and the decentralised financial market.

Our latest thought leadership report focuses on three significant jurisdictions in the global digital asset market – the U.S., the EU and the UK, and looks at the key legal risks associated with dealing with cryptoassets and decentralised networks and the destabilising impact of seismic market events including major insolvencies in 2022.