Regulation Challenges; Due Diligence and Deals

PLI’s Law and Regulation of “Intermediary” Businesses 2015: Consumer-Facing Technology Providers, Online Platforms, and Online Media Seminar

11/04/2015 02:15 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.

Technology Transactions

PLI California Center
685 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Christine E. Lyon

Speaking Engagement

The Internet has spawned many new business models that arise from empowering consumers and satisfying their desires, providing technologies or services that bring individuals and businesses together in new marketplaces, shaking up old industries and networks, and creating new business opportunities and challenges. New technologies and online platforms and marketplaces have changed not only the world of publishing and entertainment but also varied industries such as insurance, hospitality, and transportation.

This seminar will focus on the varied issues that these “intermediary businesses” pose and face, ranging from intellectual property to trade policy to privacy to traditional modes of offline regulation. Those who attend this program will gain valuable new insights and specific information about how law and regulation address a broad array of structural industry changes and new consumer demands flowing from the digital revolution.

Panel: Regulation challenges; Due Diligence and Deals

  • Analyzing legal risks of intermediary businesses
  • Understanding intermediary liability and regulation Issues in acquisitions
  • Trends in government regulation and competition law
  • How to address novel and complex platforms such as Bitcoin


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