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The landmark EU proposal for the AI regulatory regime is a comprehensive legal framework for this fast-developing and highly debated family of technologies which is likely to become the first major global regulation of AI systems and the de facto standard setter globally, following in the footsteps of the GDPR. With cases of non-compliance subject to a range of penalties of between €10-€20 million, are you prepared for what the final EU AI Act may mean for your business and what steps you should be taking as the debate continues? Where does the related policy debate stand in the European Parliament and the Council?

Many corporates are planning to use AI based systems in future for various business use cases. It will be very important to understand the new regulatory regime in order to not fall inadvertently into a high-risk AI risk category – which would trigger various far-reaching obligations. For instance, when the AI system is used for recruitment purposes or for allocating tasks within the corporate work force, it could be deemed ‘high-risk’ as it falls into the scope of Annex III of the AIA.

We will be covering the key elements of the proposed new EU AI regime, but also walk you through the most thorny policy issues which the EU legislators are still discussing:

  • How should you best prepare for the future EU AI regime?
  • How can you meaningfully engage in the ongoing EU policy debate?
  • What are the relevant timelines?

Our experts will cover these and other questions, and will stand ready to answer any related questions you may have.


Matthew Kirk
International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs




Matthew Kirk is an international affairs advisor in our Public Policy International Practice. He is a former UK Ambassador and former Global Head of External Affairs at Vodafone. Therefore, Matthew not only enjoys top-level connections in all relevant mobile network operators and other business stakeholders, but also has access to political decision-makers at the EU level, in the UK and in France and other EU countries.

Matthew is a highly experienced international risk strategist and negotiator of complex multinational issues. He has industry-leading experience in cybersecurity, political risk, regulatory issues as well as external communications, sustainable business and corporate philanthropy.  His involvement with the telecoms industry, in Government and in business, stretches back over 20 years. He provides strategic advice concerning business, politics and international law from the firm’s London office.


Wolfgang Maschek
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs




Wolfgang Maschek’s practice includes the representation of both private and public sector clients at EU and national level across various regulated industries and policy matters. Wolfgang is a former Head of EU Policy and Regulation at Western Union, and has chaired our European Public Policy Practice since 2016. He has a reputation for delivering the highest-quality services to his clients in Brussels, and he has built his EU network and expertise since 2001 in various functions.

Wolfgang and his award-winning Public Policy team have extensive experience in supporting technology firms in advocacy at the EU level. He advises clients across a wide range of emerging and existing digital markets policy matters. His practice group has been recognized as one of the top public policy law firm offerings in Brussels in the Best in Brussels guide for three consecutive years.


Christina Economides
Public Policy Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs




Christina Economides is an advisor in the firm’s Public Policy Practice in Brussels in coordination with the Public Policy International Group. She has monitored closely the negotiations of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) at the EU but also at national level during the transposition process. Christina is one of the most skilled client account managers in Brussels and is supported by a team of efficient and effective legal and policy experts based in the Brussels office.

Christina provides policy and strategic advice to a range of Fortune 500 companies, including from the ICT sector. She particularly excels at devising strategies to advocate very technical and politically sensitive files in the broader ICT/telecommunications sector.


14 September 2022
15:00 - 16:00 UTC
60 min
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