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Digital transformation

Welcome to the Allen & Overy digital transformation resource centre. Digital transformation, built on the IT cornerstones of cloud, mobile, social and big data is affecting all industries. Our integrated, multidisciplinary teams are available to help clients smooth the path for digital projects. See our latest insights below.

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Blockchain

Blockchain

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

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Data monetisation

Data monetisation

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Our blog: Digital Hub

Our blog: Digital Hub

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Fintech

Fintech

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Podcasts

Podcasts

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Build, buy, collaborate

There are three ways to bring innovation into your business: you can build it , buy it, or collaborate to get it. In fact, for most organisations, digitalisation will involve taking a portfolio approach and incorporating all these approaches into their digital journey. 

Fintech M&A: The future of dealmaking post Covid-19 coronavirus

After a run of high-value deals at the start of the year, fintech M&A has dramatically slowed. What will dealmaking look like in the future?

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Podcast: How to use minority investments for strategic gain

William Samengo-Turner, partner, discusses the role and value of corporate venturing and the issues that investors should consider.

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Consortium deals – a surer route to digital transformation?

Companies looking to harness the power of digital technology to transform industry processes or even entire markets are increasingly opting for consortium deals to spread the risks, the costs and, ultimately, the rewards.

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Digitalisation and innovation provide new fuel for M&A deals

Businesses across sectors are responding to the threat of digital disruption, looking to build, buy and/or collaborate to transform their organisations. The disruptors are increasingly busy too. Deal flow across the world, already moving quickly, looks set to get faster.

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Digital markets

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The Digital Services Act package

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published the package which proposes two pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. This article is our first take on the key provisions of both proposals. 

EC publishes details of proposed competition rules for gatekeeper digital platforms

The Digital Markets Act

The proposals set out in-principle criteria for companies that offer ‘core platform services’. This article looks in more detail at how the Digital Markets Act (DMA) will work, and its likely impact.