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FCA regulation of cryptocurrency service providers: A slow start

The UK implemented the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive in January 2020, which extended anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) regulation to include exchanges of fiat currency for cryptocurrency.

25th January 2021
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Cryptoassets, social media platforms and terrorism financing: a step into the regulatory unknown

In his new article that will be published in the Journal of Business Law later this year, Professor Nicholas Ryder investigates the link between terrorism financing, cryptoassets and social media platforms.

22nd January 2021
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Technology with legal education

Are we, today, seeing unprecedented technological effects on law?

13th January 2021
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Artificial Intelligence may not be the panacea to tackling financial exclusion, but it’s a good place to start

A question that has been asked recently, is how technology and regulation can work together for the benefit of society and individuals? A further question is whether Artificial Intelligence can be used to help those who are financially excluded from the financial marketplace?

13th January 2021
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New book is a fitting tribute to first Head of Law School

The Law School has published a book of essays, ‘Law in Motion: 50 Years of Legal Change’, celebrating The Open University’s 50th birthday. It is dedicated to the late Professor Gary Slapper, the first Head of the OU Law School, whose vision of opening up the law continues to animate the Law School in 2021.

7th January 2021
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What happened to law clinics in lockdown?

The disruption caused by Covid-19 has had far reaching impacts and required all of us to adapt to life’s challenges under lockdown. University law clinics are no exception and law academics and clinic supervisors have had to act fast and think creatively to keep their clinical programmes running.

22nd December 2020
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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: openness and collaboration to tackle the world’s problems

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on 3 December. This came only months after a team of researchers led by Professor Zhang Yongzhen in Wuhan in early January made the genome sequence of Covid-19 publicly available.

22nd December 2020
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Hilary connects with a global audience

Following the recent publication of her blog by Wonkhe Dr Hilary Collins, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Programmes with OUBS Executive Education, has been interviewed on ‘The experience of teaching during a pandemic’ as part of the Expert Talks for Cumulus Connects.

22nd December 2020
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BLOG: Building Resilience in Pandemic Times

Social entrepreneur, MBA alumna and member of The Open University Business School’s Alumni Council Dr Zoe Lawson discusses how to build resilience during the pandemic. 

22nd December 2020
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New short course helps business leaders navigate uncertainty

The Open University (OU) has launched a new microcredential short course aimed at senior managers and leaders to equip them with the skills needed to make effective decisions and harness opportunities during periods of uncertainty.

21st December 2020

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