Practice & Industry Groups

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence represents a major technological, economic and social change that has entered the mainstream. Worldwide, there are many hubs for AI research and development and we want WLG members to be widely viewed as preferred counsel for material AI commercial or corporate finance transactions, disputes and legal developments, because of our expertise, creativity/imagination, and ethical professionalism. We want to be involved with exciting AI developments, so that we are working in a highly internationalized, intellectually challenging, new and remunerative sector.

As a member, the client focuses will be:

  1. Generating AI-related work from existing and prospective non-AI clients;
  2. Generating AI-related work from new and current AI clients; and
  3. Supporting/generating capital markets/M&A work regarding acquisitions and financings of AI businesses.

Although not pigeonholed by area of law, we anticipate AI requiring more than technology law expertise:

  1. Technology and Commercial (e.g. contract provisions for the purchase or use of AI or AI output, and the use of AI to form contracts)
  2. Corporate (Tax, Financing, M&A, Securities, Governance)
  3. Data protection/privacy/cybersecurity (e.g. risk management strategies for training an AI without contravening privacy legislation. Protecting AI from cyber-attacks and from implementing unintended cyber-attacks against other systems)
  4. Intellectual Property (e.g., patent and copyright protection for AI itself and for works created by AI. Ownership of AI output)
  5. Regulatory (Consumer Protection, Health, and Non-Discrimination) and AI user Compliance
  6. Competition (e.g. inter-AI system collusion and price-fixing. Amassing big data for AI training and exclusion of others)
  7. Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management(e.g. contract breach caused by AI. Product liability for AI. Infringement with respect to accessing data for AI training)

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You're invited to join WLG's Artificial Intelligence group for their 2020 webinar series.

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Johannes Juranek CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Peter Ruby Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4184
Hanna Shea World Law Group Denver, Colorado - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Cristina Amaral PLMJ Lisbon, Portugal 351213197580
Ridwaan Boda ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
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John Paul De Leon SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Vladislav Eltovskiy CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +7 49 5786 4000
Martin Gantzhorn Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark +4525263636
Vivian Gazel Arias San José, Costa Rica +506 4036 2803
Elliot Greenstone Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada
Markus Haeuser CMS Germany Berlin, Germany
Susumu Hanawa Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand
April Holland Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8296
Lisa Jones Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. 404-962-6469
Paul Kallenbach MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia
Anastasia Kotenkova CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +74957864000
Franco Aristotle Larcina SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +632 982 3500
Vicente Lines Arias San José, Costa Rica +506 4036 2810
Jorge Martins PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal +35 12 1159 2573
K. Shanti Mogan Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2921
Jeremiah Posedel Faegre Drinker Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1504
Jose Ramon Ayala Santamarina y Steta S.C. Querétaro, Mexico +52 442 2900 290
Judith Riordan Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Ireland +353 1 614 5201
Jeenal Shah AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Suganthi Singam Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2829
Alan Sutin Greenberg Traurig, LLP Miami, Florida - U.S.A. +1 305 579 0638
Janet Toh Yoong San Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2978
Deniz Tuncel Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Eija Warma-Lehtinen Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland +35 82 0776 5376
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Tori Drayer World Law Group Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2488