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Who’s going to drive you home – legal issues surrounding driverless cars

Bristows LLP


Description

It is anticipated that advanced driver-assistance technology will be commonplace by 2020 and that truly autonomous vehicles will be seen on our roads by 2025. In recent months more and more companies have announced plans to bring driverless cars to UK roads sooner rather than later – but is the law ready?

In this webinar, Bristows’ experts will examine the legal issues arising in relation to driverless cars and discuss whether the existing relevant legal frameworks are fit for purpose. In particular, they will provide insight into issues relating to cyber, data and artificial Intelligence (AI). They will also consider the existing product liability framework and discuss the potential pitfalls and issues with the existing regime. They will further consider the new insurance position for these vehicles as set out in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 and what this means for the insurance industry. Finally, there will be a discussion of the key issues arising from the joint consultation paper on automated vehicles which was recently published by the English and Scottish law commissions. At the end of the presentation, they will be available to answer your questions.

This talk is aimed at in-house counsel in the automotive and AI industries and insurers, particularly those working in both automotive or products insurance.

Speakers

Anna Cook
Partner

Anna Cook specialises in dispute resolution, including litigation and international arbitration. She has particular expertise in contractual disputes, IT projects, outsourcing and services, copyright and confidentiality. Her work often includes multiple jurisdictions and close coordination with foreign lawyers.

Marc Dautlich
Partner

Marc Dautlich works with clients in all areas of information law, technology and digital matters to help them to evaluate and manage risk in these areas. With a particular focus on the intersection of technology and data protection issues, he is also active in the financial services and fintech sectors.

Michaela Herron
Senior Associate

Michaela Herron advises clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device (including software medical device), healthcare, digital health, cosmetic and general consumer product sectors on various regulatory compliance matters, including regulatory approval, labelling, traceability, safety and liability issues. She has advised clients on enforcement action (including the defence of criminal prosecutions) and the implementation and coordination of product withdrawals and product recalls and rectification strategies in multiple jurisdictions. She has also acted on behalf of clients in significant commercial disputes, group product liability litigation, inquests, injunctive relief and judicial review proceedings. 

Vikram Khurana
Senior Associate

Vikram is a senior associate in the commercial IP/IT team, specialising in technology, telecommunications and outsourcing projects. He joined Bristows from Slaughter and May, where he advised clients on complex IT and IP transactions. He trained and qualified at Pinsent Masons where he advised clients on a broad range of technology and data privacy matters in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Speakers


Anna Cook
Marc Dautlich
Michaela Herron
Vikram Khurana

Details

Date
12 February 2019
Time
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
Duration
55 min
Language
English
Location
Online