Webinar Invitation: The Digital Economy in 2022 - Trends and Regulatory Developments


Increased demand for technology has resulted in a thriving digital market on a global scale. Technological disruption is fast-paced, and the legal framework has been unable to keep up with the speed of change. This has resulted in the digital market being left relatively unregulated. The EU and UK are now actively pursuing regulatory changes to address this lacuna in the law, and South Africa is gradually increasing its regulatory frameworks. The sector attracted significant investment in 2021, and we anticipate continued investment in 2022. Following from the net-zero pledges made by nations at COP26, we also foresee that investors will actively seek opportunities to fund lucrative yet sustainable innovations, such as renewable energy technologies, tracking solutions, smart city infrastructure and so much more.

Join us for a webinar in which our panel of experts will explore how South Africa, the EU and UK are proposing to regulate the digital economy. We will discuss our predictions for investment opportunities in green technology as well as providing insights into proposed regulatory reforms which are on the horizon to address foreign direct investment into South Africa. We will also set out how to restructure your IP assets to optimise your IP commercialisation strategy and attract investment, while complying with South African exchange control regulations.

We set out below the order of events and speakers for the webinar. We look forward to hosting you. 

Date: Thursday, 24 February 2022 

Time: 12h30 - 14h00 (SA Time) | 10h30 - 12h00 (UK Time)

Times Topics
12h30 - 13h00

Insights into the increased regulation of the digital economy in the EU and UK - trends and perspectives

Speaker: Julian Cunningham-Day (Linklaters)

13h00 - 13h30

The South African digital economy - trends and regulation

Speakers: Peter GrealyDario Milo and Burton Phillips

13h30 - 14h00

ESG, FDI and IP considerations for investing

Speakers: Garyn RapsonZiyanda Ntshona and Leanne Mostert

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