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Gene editing and the integrity of the genetic identity — are new legal tools required?

First published on Medium by Anastasios A. Antoniou  Mutagenesis is a set of techniques allowing the modification of the genome of a living organism without the insertion of foreign DNA. Emerging mutagenesis techniques include gene editing through clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (“CRISPR”).[1] Cas9 is an enzyme that uses CRISPR sequences as a guide […]
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EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum releases report on the legal and regulatory framework of blockchains and smart contracts

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum publishes its 6th report, titled Legal and regulatory framework of blockchains and smart contracts. The report provides an overview of legal issues as they pertain to blockchain technology, and in particular issues that arise due to the decentralised nature of many blockchain-based platforms. The report assesses legal implications of […]
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EU Regulation on Screening of Foreign Direct Investment

Background EU institutions have completed the co-legislative lifecycle for the text of the regulation on the screening of foreign direct investment into the EU (the “Regulation“).   The Regulation comes at a critical point, seeing as the EU is the main destination for foreign direct investment (“FDI“) globally, with €6 295 billion of foreign investment […]
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Passporting in the EU for banking, financial services and insurance undertakings

State of play Access to the EU’s Single Market is increasingly becoming a priority for non-EU credit institutions, financial services providers and insurance undertakings. Structuring an EU presence entails navigating through a number of options, each with different results from an operations, compliance, tax and supervision perspectives. Non-EU credit institutions, financial services providers and insurance […]
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