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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.


The Journey from Security to Non-Security: SEC Director Comments on Mutability of Token Treatment

Many in the blockchain and cryptocurrency community were in a celebratory mood on June 14, 2018, following a landmark speech given by William Hinman, Director for the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Director Hinman’s remarks addressed, …›

June 12, 2018 - Financings, Fintech

Cashing in on a New Customer Base

In this article, Jake M. Robson and Nick Davies highlight how joint ventures or strategic M&A can often be the most effective way to roll out and scale up a fintech product offering in multiple jurisdictions in southeast Asia. The article was first published in …›

May 30, 2018 - European Union

European Commission Presents Digital Tax Package

On March 21, 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules for the taxation of digital activities and digital business models in the EU (‘digital tax package’). If these rules are implemented, numerous European and non-European companies would have to pay a 3% tax on all …›

May 23, 2018 - Regulatory

Revised CFIUS Bill Receives Unanimous Approval in House and Senate Committees; Increases Export Controls for “Critical Technologies”

Legislation that would substantially overhaul the law governing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) received unanimous committee approvals in the House and Senate today. The proposed legislation (known as “FIRRMA,” for the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018) …›

May 8, 2018 - Mergers + Acquisitions

After Broadcom/Qualcomm: Where Does Cross-Border M&A Go Now?

The Trump administration’s recent blocking of Broadcom’s proposed $117 billion takeover bid of Qualcomm on the basis of national security concerns has created an atmosphere of increased uncertainty for future cross-border M&A deals. Morrison & Foerster’s Robert Townsend, co-chair of the Global M&A Group, …›