Digital Frontiers

The frontiers between the traditional, predominantly physical world and the digital world are blurring. The digital transition and our growing interaction with the virtual world defy existing business models, public policies and regulation.

The metaverse, gamification, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and robotics, DLT/blockchain, smart contracts, cryptoassets including NFTs, quantic technologies, super-computation and, more generally, automation and connectivity are playing an increasingly relevant role in all sectors of activity, creating more virtual, connected, automated and ‘smart’ societies where sustainability and ethics, as well as (cyber)security, big data and digital identity, have a fundamental impact.

This reality pervades all sectors, from banking, energy, health, mobility (land, sea and air), agriculture, real estate and tourism through to manufacturing, retail and distribution, sport, insurance, space and, naturally, telecommunications and media, among others. The digital revolution also represents a vital instrument to achieve global climate and environmental objectives.

Companies, organisations, governments and regulators must be prepared to develop their activity in the context of this new and ever-changing reality. Our Digital Frontiers team is composed of lawyers with expert know-how and experience advising on innovative projects and identifying solutions for the challenges presented by our current and future reality.

LEGAL SERVICES

  • R&D and innovation
  • Digital transformation
  • New business models built on technology and data solutions
  • Launch of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT, blockchain, robotics, connected and automated vehicles, nanotechnology and new materials, in different sectors
  • Legal by design programmes

Visit our Tech Hub for more information about the technological challenges faced by these sectors

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