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A Commentary

This Commentary analyses the history, technology, uses, legality, and circumvention of geo-blocking, which affects customers and businesses both inside and outside the EU. Marketa Trimble examines each of the provisions of the 2018 EU Geo-Blocking Regulation, including provisions on non-discriminatory access to online interfaces, goods and services, and means of payment.

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The Basics and Beyond

Technology proficiency is now a necessity for most professionals. In this very practical book, W. Kuan Hon presents a comprehensive foundational guide to technology and cybersecurity for lawyers and other non-technologists seeking a solid grounding in key tech topics. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, elucidating the high-level basics then going a step beyond, Hon clearly explains core technical computing subjects: hardware/software, computing models/APIs, data storage/databases, programming, networking including Internet/web, email and mobile, and AI/machine learning including LLMs, detailing cybersecurity essentials and flagging various security/privacy-related issues throughout.

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Appointment, Duties, Powers and Liability, Second Edition

This thoroughly revised second edition provides a clear overview of the functions and liabilities of insolvency practitioners (IPs). It considers the circumstances in which IPs are appointed, their duties and their powers, before offering a detailed investigation into their potential professional liabilities, as well as in-depth guidance to practitioners and advisers as to how claims might be framed and defended.

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In light of the increasing number of challenges facing the business world, this critical book explores the inherent collision course between insolvency and international arbitration. Richard Bamforth and Kushal Gandhi lead a team of experts from across the two disciplines to consider the effect of insolvency on arbitration agreements; the developing legal theories on the types of matters which are capable of being arbitrated; and how insolvency impacts on enforcement of arbitral awards.

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A Commentary

This authoritative Commentary provides an in-depth evaluation of the legislation regulating cross-border insolvency within the European Union. Bringing together a diverse team of legal scholars and practitioners from across the EU Member States, it delivers incisive dissections of the European Insolvency Regulation (EIR) provisions, which define the jurisdiction of the courts of EU Member States in insolvency proceedings as well as the national law that should be applied, and provide for the automatic recognition of other Member State’s judgements along with a regime of coordination between proceedings opened in different Member States.

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Law and Regulation, 3rd edition

This fully revised and updated third edition provides a practical examination of legal and regulatory issues in FinTech, a sector whose rapid rise in recent years has produced opportunities for innovation but has also raised new challenges. Featuring insights from over 40 experts from 10 countries, this book analyses the statutory aspects of technology-enabled developments in banking and considers the impact these changes will have on the legal profession.

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Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised second edition, Pedro De Miguel Asensio presents a practical analysis of jurisdiction, choice of law, and recognition and enforcement of judgments in the context of online activities, examining areas where private legal relationships are most affected by the Internet. Addressing the tension between the ubiquity of the Internet and the territorial nature of national legal orders, the author sets out the latest developments across multiple jurisdictions in this dynamic field.

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Law and Regulation
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Sustainable Finance and Climate Change explores the legal and regulatory framework that governs the transition to a carbon free economy, looking in particular at the regulation of the financial sector and corporate liability for climate change and biodiversity loss. In addition it looks at the effect on general corporate law, environmental law, central bank law, as well as litigation and arbitration.

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Regulating Cryptoassets and Decentralised Finance

This incisive book examines the extent to which existing UK financial service regulations can be applied to digital assets and decentralised financial services provided by distributed networks. Brendan McGurk and Stefan Reichenbach consider the wider legal issues beyond regulatory enforcement, attributable to the use of distributed ledger technology based financial services.

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Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised new edition of what quickly became the authoritative work when first published in 2017, Fernando Castillo de la Torre and Eric Gippini Fournier, two of the most experienced litigators in EU competition law, update their systematic analysis of the case law of the EU Courts on the rules of evidence, proof and judicial review, as they are applied in EU competition law.

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