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The European Commission’s Investigation against Amazon for Anti-Competitive use of Vendor Data on its Digital Marketplace

On 10 November 2020, the European Commission initiated a second antitrust investigation against US e-commerce giant Amazon, and issued a Statement of Objections in relation to an earlier procedure commenced...

Event Report — Tech Law and the Modern Lawyer

In our most recent event, Rajesh Sreenivasan, head of Rajah & Tann Technologies, shared his insights of how technology is amplifying and augmenting the practice of law. Rajesh has a...

Event Report — Open Banking: A Business Perspective

During our most recent event, Dharmesh Mistry shared lessons from his extensive experience of digitising banks in the UK. With over 30 years’ experience, Dharmesh has been keenly involved in...

Event Report — Robot Directors and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability ‘Insurance’: Adapt or Die

Boardrooms function as the nucleus of the corporate machine, wielding control over the key decisions within the firm. The high-stakes nature of such decisions typically invokes the most human of...

Event Report — Fintech 101 : What is Fintech and why should I care?

Data and technology are power. Especially when this ‘power’ is wielded by heavyweights in the financial sphere. In this introductory event, Domenico Piers De Martino, former President of the Oxford...

Event Report — Demystifying Legaltech: An Introduction

Demystifying Legaltech: An Introduction, set the new academic year at the Oxford Fintech and Legaltech Society (OFLS) off to a great start. The event, with live demonstrations of legaltech at...

Combatting fraudulent transactions with Machine Learning

Financial crime has always been a major concern for financial institutions[1]. Combatting fraud requires an expensive apparatus of algorithms, technology and equipment that must be constantly updated. Also, when fraudulent...

From Micronesia to Blockchain

In the Micronesian island of Yap, there is no ‘money’ in the conventional sense. There are only Rai stones; these are large, round stones which are used as currency, based...

Fintech Investment in the UK: Miracle or Mystery?

Even though Brexit problems remain unsolved and many business sectors in the UK are suffering from this uncertainty, British fintech firms seem to be unaffected by this [1]. Those firms...

Data, Innovation and Transatlantic Competition in Finance: The Case of the Access to Account Rule

In our paper ‘Data, Innovation and Transatlantic Competition in Finance: The Case of the Access to Account Rule’, we focus on the EU regulatory effort, enshrined in Directive 2366/2015 on...

Traditional Financial Services Provider Will Trade using Cryptos

Fidelity Investment, a financial services provider famous for cybersecurity, recently announced the launching of a crypto trading platform and client services dedicated to cryptos. The firm intends to meet the...