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Maury Shenk is an Advisor to Steptoe's London office and is a dual-qualified US/UK lawyer. Maury has experience on a wide variety of national and multi-national regulatory regimes relating to cross-border regulation and compliance, including export/import, trade sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, data protection, and competition law. He regularly counsels clients on these legal regimes, primarily from UK, EU and US perspectives. He often has handled such issues in the context of M&A due diligence (and related deal execution issues), internal investigations, government investigations and voluntary disclosures. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including IT infrastructure & information security, software, telecom & satellite, financial services, energy, petroleum & petrochemicals, aerospace & defense, and others.

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This week Maury Shenk guest hosts the podcast.

Even with a “phase one” trade deal with China apparently agreed, there’s of course plenty still at stake between China and the US in the tech space. Nate Jones reports on the Chinese government order for government offices to purge foreign software and equipment within three years and the plans of Arm China to develop chips  using “state-approved” cryptography. Nick Weaver and I agree that, while there are some technical challenges on this road, there’s a clear Chinese agenda to lose dependency on US suppliers.Continue Reading Episode 293: Around the World in 80 Hacks

The Global Reach of GDPR – Steptoe Webinar Series

As the deadline approaches for the EU General Data Protection Regulation to take effect, please join us for Part I of a Steptoe webinar series titled “The Long Arm of the New EU Data Protection Jurisdiction” on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm CET. 

We used to talk about the “borderless” environment of the Internet.  These days, that view is looking increasingly outmoded and utopian, in large part because of the intersection of law enforcement and privacy concerns.  Steady increases in regulation (and enforcement of existing regulation) in these areas is increasingly prompting two types of responses by global