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The UK prepares to breach its International Law obligations under the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement.

The UK Government is prepared to act in breach of International Law. It has introduced into the UK Parliament a bill which will give UK Ministers power to make secondary legislation in flagrant...

The three main social, legal and economic models of AI: is there room for marriage?

Given the institutional relations that Fide maintains, we have organized this panel which was held at ECAI2020 on Sunday 30th August at 15:30pm (CEST), to discuss The three main social, legal and...

Now available online! Encounter 4: IP Arbitration In A Digitally Enhanced World

If you missed the 4th Global Digital Encounter: IP Arbitration In A Digitally Enhanced World., which took place yesterday, July 22nd at 4pm Madrid Time, you may now watch it online! The 4th...

Oxford Congress Conclusion Document: 'AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities'

We are eager to present the conclusion document of the Congress 'AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities' which took place at Oxford College last September of 2019. The...

Whatever is necessary… will be done” - Time for a Less One-Sighted View on Solidarity in Europe in the Shades of Covid-19

Solidarity – and the claimed lack thereof - has become one of the most profound themes presently discussed at all levels in Europe in the shades of the Covid-19 crisis, among other things exposing...

In the UK the Covid-19 lockdown has accelerated the use of virtual court hearings, but will it bring permanent changes to the judicial process?

Will there be virtual court hearings in the UK after the exceptional circumstances of lockdown and social distancing have been put behind us? The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented...

From West to East: Trade, IP and Investment after the Crisis

Fide and TIPSA have come together to hold a series of #GlobalDigitalEncounters that aim to provide an overview of the growing role of intellectual property in the post-crisis landscape. Here are the...

Winter of the world: a reflection on the implications of COVID 19 in the United Kingdom

Christopher Muttukumaru argues for an independent inquiry in the UK, using an inquisitorial process to learn lessons from the handling of the Covid 19 pandemic. [1]   The famous English War...

The role of IP in a new post crisis world: Challenges of the IP system

Fide and TIPSA have come together to hold a series of #GlobalDigitalEncounters that aim to provide an overview of the growing role of intellectual property in the post-crisis landscape. The first...

Coronavirus in the UK: will there be an independent public inquiry into the UK Government’s handling of the Coronavirus epidemic?

There are many precedents for the establishment of independent public inquiries impartially to investigate matters of the gravest public concern. This brief introduction describes the concept of an...

Obituary: Alberto de Elzaburu

Doing honor to his creed but in unfair circumstances for all those who loved and admired him, this past Holy Friday, Alberto de Elzaburu, 92 years old, left us.   Just a few days before the...

Ceasefire in the US-China trade war

Summary of the session that took place in FIDE the past 10th of March 2020. By Frank Samolis – Co-Chair of the International Trade Practice of Squire Patton Boggs Over the past years, we have...

Covid-19: the current Spanish tax legislation at a glance

Over the past few days, the Spanish government has issued a number of regulations to manage the impact of the State of Emergency over current Spanish legal and tax proceedings. Over the past few...

Pandemic

In the future we are going to have to "develop a consciousness of co-responsibility" that allows us to work side by side, otherwise, other even more lethal viruses are likely to return. The pain that...

This AI is mine: patent wars in Industry 4.0?

All companies try to take advantage of the data, interconnect humans and machines, machines with each other and be able to offer more and better products and services.

Spain Has Approved the Digital Service Tax: The Controversy Is Served

Article on the approval by the Spanish government of the tax on financial transactions (Google Tax) Patricia Lampreave, a member of Fide's Academic Council has published in the prestigious blog of...

Japan´s strategy on the Free Trade Agreement: Working as a connection between two major powers?

The role of Japan, the fourth largest exporter and importer in the world may become crucial in a scenario of continuous trade wars. On January 31st, we had the pleasure of holding this session at...

Madrid Meeting of the Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise, December 2019

The Committee, which was established by the ILA in 2012, has completed the first phase of its work, regarding priority areas in a relatively shorter-term perspective, and involving the law of the sea issues of maritime limits and boundaries, as well as the issues of migration and human rights.

The ethics of facial recognition technology and its regulation

It has become clear that it is crucial to open a debate that analyzes the risks and opportunities of facial recognition and governments should take the lead in adopting laws to regulate this technology.

COP 25: Climate Law & Governance Specialisation Course, 8 December 2019: Addressing the Capacity Crevasse

The course, held alongside the UNFCCC CoP 25, was coordinated by CLGI in collaboration with partners including FIDE, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

Why is the climate summit in Madrid so important?

I often read that it is a "transition" summit, which does not correctly visualize the importance of COP25 for the future of our species and the planet.

The Digital Revolution - Unquantifiable benefits and undeniable risks : Oxford and beyond

On 12th November, at a meeting of leading experts drawn from the membership of the FIDE Fundacion, Christopher Muttukumaru* underlined the significance of FIDE Fundacion’s aim of developing cross...

Conversation with Senén Barro on Artificial Intelligence - AI Trends & future

Throughout the 2019 Fide Congress on AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy, a series of interviews of some of the speakers were conducted. In this case, Senen Barro speaks to Alvaro Lobato about the...

Conversation with Daniel Sarmiento about Brexit and the Irish Backstop

Throughout the 2019 Fide Congress on AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy, a series of interviews of some of the speakers were conducted. In this case, Daniel Sarmiento speaks to Alvaro Lobato about Brexit and the Irish Backstop.

THE FIRST "100 DAYS" OF ALSPs by Javier Fernández-Samaniego and Manuel Esteban Caballero

Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSP) have jumped into the legal industry just the way Big Law North American law firms did 25 years ago being then an “alternative” to traditional law firms lead...

Good practices in disability management within professional firms Working Group meets again at Fide

With the objective of advancing in the implementation of the proposals contained in the Good Practice Guidelines for the employment and professional development of disabled persons at law firms by...
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