Artificial Intelligence (AI)
We recognize the critical importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and understand the complex legal issues surrounding this broad field including the various technologies it encompasses like generative AI, large language models (LLMs), machine learning, natural language processing and the supporting datasets. While AI is not new, recent advancements, particularly in generative AI, will increasingly impact businesses, industries and societies, thus fostering transformative and disruptive change.
We guide our clients throughout the AI ecosystem, from developers and builders to adopters, investors and purchasers of AI technologies. Our seasoned lawyers possess a deep understanding of the complexities of AI systems and help our clients to navigate the intricate legal nuances surrounding these groundbreaking technologies, from responding to evolving privacy and business model regulatory regimes; safeguarding confidential or sensitive information and intellectual property; developing, commercializing, and utilizing AI products and services; investing in, acquiring and divesting AI-centric businesses; and navigating export control regimes and national security concerns. We also assist our clients in devising litigation strategies, as well as developing internal policies and procedures for the safe, effective use and deployment of AI technologies.
Our Global Technology Industry Group comprises more than 800 practitioners across six continents, including former engineers, scientists and in-house counsel of technology companies, as well as legislative representatives and policy-makers from regulatory agencies around the world. We approach AI matters holistically, drawing on the Firm’s top-ranked disputes, regulatory, financing, trade, transactional, and counseling capabilities to provide interdisciplinary and cross-regional solutions.
We offer comprehensive and seamless advice to clients wherever they are located by leveraging our Firm’s global platform and well-integrated practices:
White & Case offers a wealth of expertise and insight to numerous clients across diverse sectors and industries, such as social media, e-commerce, robotics, data science, cybersecurity, advertising, financial services, fintech, autotech, biotech, digital health, pharmaceutical, education, energy, clean/green tech, consumer technology, manufacturing, infrastructure, transportation and logistics. As the world embraces the transformative power of AI, including both proprietary and open-source LLMs, we draw upon our extensive experience to help clients pursue opportunities, shape protective strategies and mitigate risks to achieve their strategic objectives in environments characterized by a lack of certainty, successfully guiding them through legal and compliance issues stemming from AI technologies.
Our team is closely monitoring and summarizing certain important AI legal and regulatory developments across markets. Please see the White & Case AI Legal News Roundup and our Tech Newsflash newsletter for the latest information.
AI at White & Case
In addition, White & Case is investing in AI (including generative AI) solutions within our Firm to drive efficiencies, as well as provide best-in-class legal advice and work product to our clients. This strategic investment helps inform our perspective on AI matters, and we continually explore AI-driven use cases, embracing novel solutions as they emerge. Our Firm adopts AI solutions compatible with secure environments to ensure the security of our clients’ and our Firm’s confidential data.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Capable of handling everything from partnerships and joint ventures to M&A, outsourcing and intellectual property licensing. Also well positioned to provide counsel on product development, service procurement and related disputes. Clients include high-profile technology companies active in fields such as machine learning, Blockchain, and digital health.
Chambers USA 2023
Expertise in M&A-related IT issues, partnership agreements and the implementation of security systems across Europe…[and] a strong reputation for its data protection capabilities, assisting with cyber-attacks and large data breach proceedings. Its extensive international footprint allows the effective handling of cross-border mandates, where White & Case often acts for clients from the financial, automotive and technology sectors.
Chambers Europe 2023
#1 Top US-Headquartered Law Firm Advising UK Listed Technology Companies
Adviser Rankings Ltd. (ARL) 2022
Middle East FinTech Law Firm of the Year
Asian Legal Business Awards Middle East (ALB) 2022
TMT M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
Mergermarket Japan M&A Awards 2022
Class Action Law Firm of the Year
Tier One: Crypto
Tier One: International Litigation
Tier One: International Trade – Remedies & Policy
Tier One: International Trade – CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States)
Tier One: Antitrust – Cartel, Civil Litigation & Class Action Defense
Tier One: International Arbitration
The Legal 500 2023
Provided Agile Stacks, Inc., a company providing a DevOps automation platform for cloud infrastructure and machine learning, with corporate counseling advice related to investments.
Represented Alibaba, a leading Chinese multinational technology company, in its serial equity investments, including investment in Megvii, a Chinese AI company specializing in face recognition and deep-learning software, and investment in SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence company.
Represented Anduril Industries, Inc., a United States (US) national security technology innovator that builds AI-powered surveillance and defense systems, in the establishment of a United Kingdom (UK) business and the engagement of consultants and employees.
Represented an Automotive Services Technology Company in its pivot and transfer of AI technology to Continental AG, a German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company that produces, markets and sells intelligent systems for improving driving safety and vehicle dynamics.
Represented Bardeen Inc., a leading US AI automation platform company that provides a no-code automation tool to streamline workflow and automates repetitive tasks, in its US$18.8 million Series A equity financing round, in addition to provision of general corporate and IP advice.
Represented special purpose acquisition company BYTE Acquisition Corp. in its US$225 million business combination with Airship AI Holdings, Inc., a robust AI-driven edge video, sensor and data management platform for government agencies and enterprises, which will result in Airship AI being listed on Nasdaq.
Represented CrowdStrike, a US cybersecurity technology company providing endpoint security, threat intelligence and cyberattack response services, in a US antitrust litigation concerning industry-testing standards for AI-enhanced cybersecurity endpoint detection products, resulting in a successful outcome for the company.
Represented Datalogic S.r.l., a subsidiary of Euronext STAR Milan-listed Datalogic S.p.A., in the acquisition of the entire share capital in PEKAT s.r.o., a Czech company that develops proprietary machine and algorithm learning for application in supply chains and industrial automation.
Provided Turkish data privacy law advice to Enlitic, Inc., a pioneer in medical deep learning that leverages proprietary algorithms to quickly and accurately improve healthcare diagnoses, within the scope of its partnership with MLP Care, the largest private hospital chain in Türkiye.
Advised Intelliterra, a next-generation platform for AI-designed wireless remote area connectivity, on laws and regulations governing US export control issues such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Advised JPMorgan Chase on the development of an AI-powered natural language regulatory monitoring tool.
Represented Kakaku.com, Inc., as the lead investor, in the US$7.2 million Series B financing round of TabSquare Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based restaurant management platform provider offering AI-powered tablet-based restaurant and bar ordering with dynamic pricing to restaurants in Southeast Asia.
Represented Omilia, a dynamic innovator in enterprise conversational AI platforms, in its growth investment from Grafton Capital, a UK-based growth equity firm that specializes in partnering with founder-owned European software companies.
Represented Perfect Presentation for Commercial Services Company (2P), a provider of AI and technology solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its initial public offering (IPO) on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).
Represented Pony.ai, Inc., a pioneer in autonomous mobility deployment technology co-located in Silicon Valley and China, which collaborates with automotive and other technology companies to accelerate safe autonomous vehicle driving development, in its various commercial transactions.
Advised Primer Technologies, an AI/machine learning company specializing in AI-powered data analysis on US national security-related laws and regulations governing US industrial security, including compliance with the national industrial security program (NISPOM).
Advised Samsung Electronics, South Korea–based global consumer electronics manufacturer, on the acquisition from Bullnet Capital of Zhilabs S.L., a Spanish AI-based network and service analytics company.
Advised Scale AI, a leader in delivering high-quality training data for AI applications, on a wide variety of privacy, product and commercial-related matters on a global scale, including compliance with domestic and international laws and regulatory requirements; responding to user data access requests; and review of commercial services agreements, terms and conditions, and policies.
Represented Siemplify, a SOAR solutions provider leveraging AI, machine learning and human intelligence to identify the most urgent cybersecurity threats, in its sale to Google.
Represented SoftBank in a number of AI-related investments, including as lead investor in:
- The US$65 million Series E financing of Tractable, an applied AI company that uses the speed and accuracy of artificial intelligence to visually assess the condition of cars and homes for insurers
- The Series C financing of Peak AI, an AI decision intelligence software developer that helps companies in the retail, consumer and manufacturing spaces, with their decision-making processes to allow Peak AI’s clients to grow sales, optimize inventories and streamline their supply chains
- The US$130 million Series B financing of Envelop Risk, a leading data-driven underwriting and risk analytics business that uses artificial intelligence to drive decision- making and risk modeling
- The successful funding of US$235 million in AnyVision, one of the largest-ever funding rounds in facial recognition software, as co-lead investor with Eldridge
Represented Soundhound, Inc., a leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, providing corporate, IP and data protection advice, and advice on the establishment of its French and German subsidiaries.
Represented Starship Technologies Holdings, Inc., a leading San Francisco–headquartered company that provides autonomous robot delivery services that leverage AI to plan their delivery routes, in its US$42 million Series B equity financing round and in its US$55 million multi-tranche quasi-equity facility agreement with the European Investment Bank.