Freshfields Digital podcast series
Human insights into digital matters.
The rapid advance of technology has profound implications for both business and society.
Law and regulation is the bridge between the two, yet rule-makers are struggling to keep up with the speed of change.
Over the coming months, we’ll be exploring developments in the digital world and debating the challenges and opportunities they present. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
In the face of disruption, established companies are having to harness emerging technologies and boost their digital offering. But as a result they face a new set of challenges.
Antitrust partner Mary Lehner introduces the digital topics we will be exploring over the coming months with our panels of experts.
Digital platforms have revolutionised the way we shop, the way we communicate and the way we book our holidays. But are they really as beneficial for consumers as they seem?
Antitrust authorities – particularly in Europe – fear they may not be, and are starting to pay much closer attention to the way they work. Our experts take a look at this emerging battleground and discuss what the crackdown means for the platforms themselves – and the companies that sell through them.
Every company wants to become more ‘digital’. But what does that really mean? How do businesses do it? And what does the process involve from a legal perspective?
Matthias Koch, Theresa Ehlen, Richard Bird and Caroline Stroud share what they’ve learnt on the front line of digital transformation projects – from how to handle liability risk to the importance of collaboration and the best ways to drive cultural change.
From sentiment analysis on emails to optimising the recruitment process, people analytics are an emerging tool in human resources. But should employers use them to make decisions about their workers?
Antitrust regulators exist to preserve competitive markets. But in a world where digital businesses can become very powerful very quickly, they are struggling to keep pace.
If you are buying a business that looks like your own, the deal process is equally familiar. But apply traditional methods to a digital acquisition and you will miss many of the most important issues.