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17 Jul: The ECJ’s Schrems II decision invalidates the Privacy Shield

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), in the context of the case “C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems” (also known as “Schrems II ” case), has annulled the validity of the “Privacy Shield” between the EU and the USA for the transfer of data between the EU and the USA, i.e. the use of…

18 Feb: We are proud founding members of the recently launched first Global LegalTech Hub in Europe

The LegalTech hub has become the first global gathering of companies and institutions in the European LegalTech sector, which was held in the ICAB headquarters. This initiative unites different stakeholders in the legal sector, with the aim to encourage and strengthen the digital transformations taking place in the legal space on a global scale. The hub is collaborating with institutions such…

10 Feb: Ivan Moll and Ignacio Lacasa lead the way in number of transactions advised in 2019

Expansión Ranking. Source: TTR. Fiscal year 2019 data, reported until January 10, 2019. The study and ranking carried out by the newspaper Expansión, based on Transactional Track Records*, recognised Ivan Moll and Ignacio Lacasa, Partners of our firm, the lawyers who advised the largest number of transactions during 2019.  With a total number of 33 transactions advised, Ivan is ranked…

19 Sep: The Across Legal team recognized in the ranking of Best Lawyers

Our team of attorneys stand out for their work in Venture Capital Law, Corporate & M&A Law, Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law. Five of the lawyers that make up the Across Legal team, have been highlighted in the list of best lawyers in Spain 2020, in their specialty, in the renowned American magazine Best Lawyers.  Ignacio Lacasa Valls, Managing…

16 Sep: Data Protection Guide in Private Equity Data Rooms

Here is a guide for when the target company is European, or processes data of European citizens. What documents or information should or should not be included in a Data Room? What contracts must be signed before giving third parties access to a Data Room?

26 Jul: Germany register the first prospectus for an STO in Europe. €250,000,000!!

If until now it was unthinkable for any authority in the European Union to approve a prospectus for the issue of a financial instrument represented by tokens registered in a public blockchain, the BaFin (the regulatory body for financial markets in Germany) has just done so and has approved an STO of €250,000,000 aimed at retail investors throughout the European…

27 Jun: The impact of technologies on labour relations

Can we use the new artificial intelligence (AI) software and Apps to control or decide on workers? Not all Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and Apps that are on sale are legal. When the use is legal, it requires giving transparent legal information to the worker, including the operation of the algorithm used by the AI. There are new limits that…

14 Jun: What makes Blockchain different when it comes to financing

The blockchain ecosystem is current landscape is now focused on the several ways of fund-raising institutional wealth and, despite, regulation remains both an entrance and growth barrier for the blockchain industry. Over the last 3 years, legal criteria has become more clear oriented towards a variety of topics, such as financial markets, taxation, GDPR, software, among others. Since August 2017,…

29 May: June 27th, Palma: Financing Workshop Blockchain

On Thursday May 23rd, a select group of entrepreneurs and investors attended  our second Workshop for startups and Blockchain. Our colleagues, Santiago Navarro and Daniela Leal, explained the principles related to the financing for Blockchain businesses, and set out  the terms of regulations for its use, as a gateway for investors to the world of crypto currencies,together with the issues…

27 May: How to make the blockchain not ruin a great Exit?

In recent years we have experienced a boom of investment in companies and projects based on blockchain technology. Now it’s time to know if those projects have real value, so if investors are going to be able to monetize their investment and, most importantly, for what price. Advice with technical knowledge Unlike other technologies, the auxiliary industry that normally participates in advising…