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MoFo Tech brings together legal insights and in-depth analyses on trends and complex issues shaping the global technology industry, covering fields such as blockchain and distributed ledger, cloud and SaaS technologies, driverless cars, drones, FinTech, computer hardware and software, the IoT, semiconductors, and telecommunications.


Congratulations to Sprint and SoftBank on the Closing of the Blockbuster $59 Billion Deal with T-Mobile

History in the Making Morrison & Foerster would like to congratulate our clients Sprint and SoftBank on closing the blockbuster deal between Sprint and T-Mobile, creating the “New T-Mobile” - a transaction that significantly reshapes the future of the telecom industry. Announced in 2018 …›

April 2, 2020 - Financings

UK Digital Services Tax, Effective from 1 April 2020

With effect from 1 April 2020, the UK will start to levy a digital services tax at a rate of 2% on digital services revenues that are attributable to UK users. The UK digital services tax (“UK DST”) is intended to apply to large businesses …›

March 27, 2020 - Blockchain, Fintech

CFTC Issues Final "Actual Delivery" Interpretation for Virtual Currencies

On March 24, 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued its final interpretive guidance (the “Interpretation”) concerning the meaning of “actual delivery” in the context of retail commodity transactions involving “virtual currencies.” The Interpretation provides that, in the CFTC’s view, actual delivery of …›

March 24, 2020 - European Union

Hard Knocks Keep Coming for Europe’s Unified Patent Court

With brexited UK announcing that it will not join Europe’s long-awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC), the establishment of an efficient pan-European patent litigation system faces ever‑mounting challenges. Last Friday, the German Federal Constitutional Court declared that the German Act of Approval of the UPC …›

Changing the Safety and Liability Rules on AI – What is the European Commission planning?

A White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the European Commission provides insight on how governments might change product safety and liability rules to address the issues arising from AI systems. Five years ago, the European Commission (EC) established a key policy agenda designed to …›

March 19, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

California Attorney General Issues 2nd Set of Modified Draft CCPA Regulations

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General’s office published a 2nd set of modifications to the draft regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). These still are not the Attorney General’s final CCPA regulations but rather further modified draft regulations that …›

March 18, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

Cybersecurity Tips in the Age of Remote-Work Arrangements

As recent reporting highlights, cybercriminals and nation-state actors are already seizing on this moment of panic and misinformation to use traditional hacking methods to steal data — from using interactive maps with Coronavirus infection statistics to plant malware on devices to phishing scams where …›

Compliance for a Digital World: BSA/AML

The New ABC's: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and How Each Complements the Other BSA/AML compliance programs in the United States are often associated with high costs and inefficiencies. At the core of the problem is the lack of standardization across institutions and BSA/AML compliance processes such …›