WilmerHale will host a CLE breakfast briefing in the firm's new San Francisco office to provide an overview of recent legal developments in the European Union. The speakers will comprise a group of our leading European antitrust, data privacy, regulatory, public policy and trade attorneys from our Brussels office.
Key topics will include:
- an overview of recently adopted legislation, such as the revision of the EU Copyright Directive, the new Directive on contracts for digital content and digital services, the new Regulation on Platform-to-business trading practices, the new Regulation on the European Agency for Cybersecurity, the new Whistleblowing Directive and the new framework for telecommunications;
- a review of the first year of GDPR enforcement, pending privacy-related cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union, European regulators’ focus on big data and AI, and recent developments regarding the proposed E-Privacy Regulation;
- the new EU framework on the screening of foreign direct investment (Europe’s equivalent to CFIUS controls in the United States); and
- the recent European Parliament elections, the formation of the new European Commission, the status and next steps in the Brexit negotiations, Europe’s relations with the Trump administration, and the impact that political changes in Europe may have on key European policy priorities.