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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...

Unity in diversity of discussion: A reflection By Cristina Jimenez and Christopher Muttukumaru

This is a reflection based on the closing remarks that we made at the Oxford Congress. In reflecting on the outcome of the Congress, it is clear that there was unity in the emerging themes that were discussed, notwithstanding the diversity of subject matter. What do we mean?

The challenge of Artificial Intelligence, by Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford of the University of Oxford takes the stage to give a speech on the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, and inaugurate the 2019 Oxford...

The European Court of Justice’s Development of Its Jurisprudence in Respect of Digital Advances and the Need for Regulation

Intuitively, one would expect the Internet and free movement to constitute the perfect couple, where the former would enhance the well-being of the latter. However, other interests may also need to...

Brexit: will it be the final denouement on 31 October? The EU/UK negotiating context

Brexit: “no deal” or Nirvana? At Fide’s recent International Congress at Jesus College, Oxford, Christopher Muttukumaru and Derrick Wyatt discussed whether it is likely that there will be a “no-deal” Brexit and what its immediate aftermath will be.

The UK’s Political Constitution and Brexit, by Sir Stephen Laws

Sir Stephen Laws explains what it is about the UK constitution that has caused, or allowed, the UK political crisis that has arisen in the last years, Based on a presentation given at the International Congress at Jesus College, Oxford, on 16 September 2019,

Fide Foundation launches the Oxford Congress: "AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities”

An outstanding international congress, which will congregate in Oxford renowned jurists, scientists, economists and specialists from the financial markets, big companies, law firms, international...

Destination of technology investment flows from large investment funds and hedge funds: financial and socially responsible investment criteria

Last June 10th, Fide organised a session at the London Business School Campus, to address the importance of socially responsible financial investment criteria, and it’s role in the development of technology.

The Brexit Policy paralysis: what next? with Christopher Muttukumaru

At a workshop at FIDE Fundacion on 20 May, Christopher Muttukumaru* introduced the discussion on the Brexit policy and legal impasse. His purpose was to summarise the state of the EU/UK negotiations.

Susana del Río Villar A Europe that unites. Salzburg March 1st and 2nd, 2019.

Susana del Rio Villar, Ph.D. in Political Science and Sociology; Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Social and Legal Sciences, Member of the Academic Council of Fide and Director of the projects Upgrading Europe and Erasmus + Campus EU, will be invested in the solemn ceremony of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

The Value of Joint Sessions – Dynamic and Engaging, by Eileen Carroll

Avoidance, and the outsourcing of issues to a range of experts, lawyers and judges are often at the heart of the conflict. The mediation process draws the client back in, giving them the potential to engage with the problem and recover control.

The reform of interest rate benchmarks: challenging financial stability, by María José Gómez Yubero

The data show the need and importance to step forward in the awareness of the industry and in its preparation to face the challenges of the transition. All stakeholders, both private and official sector, have their own responsibility in this challenge.

Climate Change and Energy Transition: Fide presents the Working Group's proposals for Spain's strategy on Global Warming

Madrid, January 24th, 2019. – The Fide Foundation has presented the proposals of the Working Group: Draft Climate Change and Energy Transition Law”. See end of page.

The revision of the public expenditure model in Spain: Fide presents the conclusions reached by our Working Group

Madrid, January 23, 2019.- The Fide Foundation presented this afternoon in Madrid, the Document of Conclusions reached by the Working Group "The revision of the public expenditure model in Spain".n España”.

What might Artificial Intelligence mean for Alternative Dispute Resolution?, by James South

Artificial Intelligence continues to gain traction in all areas of life including the legal profession and in particular in the field of dispute resolution. But, what is AI likely to do in a setting which has been so focussed on combining subtle concepts such as legal rights and a sense of fairness or human interaction and coaching (mediation)? Where do these developments leave us and what will their impact be?

Is a BREXIT possible where Gibraltar is viewed as an opportunity instead of a risk?, by Alejandro Sánchez

Can Spain take advantage of this period of negotiation in order to integrate the buoyant Gibraltarian economy, to a greater extent, into the neighbouring economy of Spain?

The Power of Mediation, by Tracey Fox

Conflict is a natural part of life and can be used positively to stimulate thoughts and ideas. But, if tensions, difficulties, frustrations are not addressed they can quickly spiral to create serious harm.

Ramón López de Mantaras, a member of Fide's Academic Council, receives the National Prize 'Julio Rey Pastor' of Mathematics and Information and Communication Technologies granted by the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities

The National Research Awards, represent the most important recognition of Spain in the field of scientific research. Its objective is to distinguish the merit of those researchers of Spanish nationality who are doing outstanding work in scientific fields of international relevance and who contribute exceptionally to the advancement of science, to the better knowledge of the human beings and their coexistence, to the transfer of technology and the progress of humanity.

Ana Fernandez-Tresguerres, new Academic elected of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain

The notary of Madrid and member of Fide's Academic Council, Ana Fernandez-Tresguerres, has formally entered the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain with the reading of her speech "European Private Law in digital transformation".

#BemoreTech Workshops by Fide and Spartanhack to push forward tech education amongst professionals

It is clear that business organizations, professional offices, and public administrations are immersed in a process of technological innovation to which the professionals who provide their services therein sometimes find it difficult to adapt.

Some brief reflections on Citizens Rights in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, by Prof. Eleanor Spaventa

The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has now been finalized and it is soon to be discussed by the UK Parliament. At present, it is impossible to say whether Ms. May will manage to steer the boat and get...

The UK Parliament and the Brexit maze, by Christopher Muttukumaru

Brexit has involved considerable legal uncertainty hitherto. The issues are exceptionally intricate. Scenario 1 might confer a measure of legal certainty but is regarded as a sub-optimal outcome by many parliamentarians.

Fide Presents the Club of accredited mediators CEDR in Spain

From Fide and from CEDR we want to bet firmly on a rigorous and exhaustive preparation model of the professionals who dedicate themselves to commercial mediation

The Brexit negotiations: Nirvana or “Nowhere Land”?, by Christopher Muttukumaru (Update 14/11/18)

Even if a transition period is agreed, the negotiations in the following 21 month period will involve massive challenges, will require imagination and flexibility of approach.

Collective action under the GDPR: A civil law perspective from Spain

Since Spain’s first Data Protection Law entered into force almost 25 years ago Spain has been, without exaggeration, the EU Member State with the most stringent system of data protection law enforcement in the EU.

The Salzburg EU summit: an update. Transition period or no deal? By Christopher Muttukumaru (25th September)

Both sides know that they are negotiating for the best possible outcome for their own nations. The stakes are high for both sides.
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