Our Annual Tech Seminar returns this year as Tech Week 2021. This virtual series will run from Monday 8 - Thursday 11 November 2021 and will keep you up to date on all the latest legal trends and new developments that need to be kept front of mind as we head into 2022.

This year's sessions include:

  • The Tech Case Law Update 2021
  • Tech M&A market trends
  • Data Protection Update: The practical impact of recent and future UK and EU developments
  • Beyond Ransomware: The future of cyber-attacks and how to prepare now
  • Is there now a blueprint for global digital/tech regulation?
  • Online Retail Update: The latest developments, EU updates and how to avoid greenwashing

You can find our more about each session during Tech Week 2021 below and can register using the below link. If you do have any questions please do get in touch with a member of the team!

For more information and to register: https://bmcknz.ie/3jEBZ1l 


The Tech Case Law Update 2021

Monday 8 November, 10.00 - 11.15 am GMT

A snapshot of cases relevant to drafting tech contracts and IP and how to handle disputes which arise in the tech sector. This session will equip you with tips to avoid the drafting pitfalls highlighted in recent cases, including a series of lessons learned from unsuccessful technology implementation projects, liquidated damages and other contractual issues, and update you on key developments in contentious IP, software ownership and licensing.


Tech M&A market trends

Monday 8 November, 2.00 - 2.45 pm GMT

Join us for a discussion on the latest trends and observations for tech transactions, M&A and more with our market leading corporate colleagues.


Data Protection Update: The practical impact of recent and future UK and EU developments

Tuesday 9 November, 11.00 am - 12.00 noon GMT

During this session, we will provide an overview of the key UK and EU data protection developments over the past 12 months, and have a look at what to watch out for in 2022, including:

  • international data transfers from the EU - new EU standard contractual clauses and transfer impact assessments in practice;
  • international data transfers from the UK post Brexit - current position and what to expect in the future;
  • UK data protection post Brexit and the future of UK data protection laws - potential areas of divergence from EU GDPR and e-Privacy laws including cookies; and
  • key UK developments and recent enforcement trends.


Beyond Ransomware: The future of cyber-attacks and how to prepare now

Tuesday 9 November, 2.00 - 2.45 pm GMT

While much attention has been given to the ransomware scourge, less attention has been devoted to what's coming next. This session will briefly discuss current cyber-threats but will focus on emerging threats and what organizations can do to prepare for both the business and legal consequences on these attacks.


Is there now a blueprint for global digital/tech regulation?

Wednesday 10 November, 11.00 - 11.45 am GMT

Digital and Tech Regulation has been on the fast track for several years now. As a result, digital and tech companies need to be hypersensitive to how they interact with data, children, harmful content, or impactful technologies such as AI. As each new draft law or regulation is released around the world, we are seeing common patterns and themes such that a blueprint for the shape of that regulation is emerging. During this session we will explore the elements of that blueprint, dive into the ramifications of each aspect, and identify strategies for how digital and tech companies can prepare for the new onerous requirements that they will face.


Online Retail Update

Thursday 11 November, 11.00 - 11.45 am GMT

This session will be a roundup of recent developments in the e-commerce retail space including:

  • An update on forthcoming EU consumer legislation;
  • BEIS consultation on reforming consumer policy - a run through the key proposed amendments; and
  • How to avoid greenwashing - what you need to know when making environmental claims.