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The Metaverse

The Metaverse combines aspects of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. It is a new way of connecting with other people and conducting business. But like every digital technology in its infancy, how it is being used is open to debate. How does the law operate in this new virtual space? Can regulation be effective in mitigating online harms when identifying the parties is complex and uncertain? What crimes can be committed in the Metaverse? 

In the course of our work, we consider all of these questions and more.  We are guiding clients through the complex legal issues emerging in the new digital worlds of the metaverse, especially in relation to intellectual property, privacy, data security and anti-trust law.

Here, we’ll keep you informed of the key developments involving the Metaverse.

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Publications: 27 March 2023

Pensions: what's new this week - 27 March 2023

Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, covering all the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of workplace pensions. This week we cover topics including:…

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News: 24 March 2023

Allen & Overy advises TUI AG on EUR 1.8 bn capital increase

Allen & Overy is advising TUI AG ("TUI") in connection with a capital increase with subscription rights from the Authorised Capital 2022/I and Authorised Capital 2022/II to raise gross proceeds of EUR…

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Blog Post: 24 March 2023

UK Government announces pro-innovation regulation of AI and data

The UK Government has published its response to Sir Patrick Vallance's Pro-innovation Regulation of Technologies Review Digital Technologies report, which contains a number of recommendations…

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News: 24 March 2023

Allen & Overy advises consortium on investing in 960 MW offshore wind farm "He Dreiht"

Allen & Overy has advised a consortium of infrastructure investors consisting of Allianz Capital Partners, AIP Management and Norges Bank Investment Management on the acquisition of a 49.9% stake in…

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Digital Hub is our blog dedicated to everything 'digital', featuring views and commentary from members of Allen & Overy’s international team.

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This series of podcasts is designed to help you navigate through the fast-moving legal issues triggered by disruptive technologies and transformation.

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