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The European Commission’s Investigation Against Apple for Allegedly Distorting Competition in the Music Streaming Market

On 16 June 2020, the European Commission, as the European market competition authority, commenced an in-depth investigation into Apple’s App Store, focusing on the contractual conditions imposed on music streaming...

Who Pays When a Robot Errs?

I. Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have been embedded into our lives in the form of smart home products, e-payment systems, and more. However, our interaction with AI systems pose...

The ‘Digital Revolution' and Democracy: The European Democracy Action Plan

In December 2020, the European Commission presented its European Democracy Action Plan aimed at fortifying national and European democracy across the European Union in the face of what the plan...

AI in Law: Presentation with Luminance

OFLS recently held the final workshop event of its Legaltech 101 Series which provided practical insights into the growing role played by artificial intelligence (AI) in law. The event, held...

Innovating Payment Services: Checkout.com speak to OFLS about their impact on the payments industry

Checkout.com is one of the fastest growing fintechs in the world. Founded by Guillaume Pousaz in 2012, the organisation has grown to be the fourth largest fintech globally with a...

The Premise and Promise of LegalTech

The excitement surrounding LegalTech is palpable. In fact, it is reaching such levels, both in terms of investment and academic interest, that its introduction into our everyday lexicon appears imminent....

Introduction to Decentralised Finance: Trusting a Trustless System

Does Decentralised Finance (DeFi) trump Centralised finance (CeFi)? This week Michael A. Bentley, an Oxford alumnus who founded Euler xyz, a permissionless lending protocol based on Ethereum, gave his views...

Legaltech 101 Workshop Series: The Truths about Law Firms & Technology

Led by Partner Shruti Ajitsaria, A&O FUSE is the Magic Circle firm’s in-house tech innovation incubator. It aims to provide innovative legaltech start-ups with experiential learning opportunities within the traditional...

OFLS Hosts Social Dilemma Panel Discussion

OFLS recently brought together Jeff Orlowski (Director of the Netflix Documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’), Dr Silvia Milano, Dr Brent Mittelstadt, and Megan Ma (pre-eminent academics in the fields of Law...

Legaltech 101 Workshop Series: Student to Founder — The Legaltech Journey

Our Hilary Term Card was kickstarted by the first session of our Legaltech 101 Workshop Series with Chang Zi Qian, co-founder of INTELLLEX, recounting his entrepreneurial journey in the legaltech...

OFLS Closes Michaelmas Term 2020 with Events on Data Privacy, Digital Assets and Sustainability.

As Michaelmas Term drew to a close, the Oxford Fintech and Legaltech Society (OFLS) rounded out its term card with a trio of fantastic speaker-events. Reaching across fintech and legaltech,...