Fintech Week Tel Aviv, Israel, 5 – 9 March. Linklaters are proud to be sponsoring the Blockchain, DLT & Smart Contracts day at the first ever Fintech Week in Tel Aviv, part of the growing number of Fintech week series which we have been supporting for several years now. Niranjan Arasaratnam, TMT Partner, Linklaters, joins a stellar line up of speakers at The Floor, Israel’s flourishing Fintech hub.
Fintech Festival, Singapore, 14 – 18 November. Linklaters were delighted to participate in this inaugural event hosted by The Monetary Authority of Singapore. Organised in partnership with the Association of Banks in Singapore, the week-long Festival – the first of its kind in Asia – brought together a series of distinct, back-to-back fintech events. The Festival provided a platform for collaborations, connections and co-creations within the fintech ecosystem in Singapore and around the region.
Going Digital: blockchain, London, 14 October. The third in our popular series of highly topical breakfast briefings.
Digital Finance Berlin Konferenz, Berlin, 6 October. Key takeaways of the conference were that digitisation allows the modularisation of processes and leads to lower market entrance barriers and a global scalability. The market is therefore developing faster, which leads to a „Legal Lag“ in certain areas. Main obstacles for co-operation between banks and FinTechs are different work culture, a low level of standardization of the infrastructure within established banks as well as data protection and security issues.
Africa Tech Summit, London, 29 September. Linklaters is proud to sponsor this exclusive event bringing together the Government of South Africa, technology leaders from Africa and Europe, international investors, entrepreneurs and leading Africa start-ups to discuss the technology landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa. Alexia Christie, TMT Partner from Linklaters’ alliance partner, Webber Wentzel, will speak on investment in technology in Africa. To find out more about our Africa practice click here.
FinTech Week, London, 18 -22 July. Linklaters was, for the second year, proud to sponsor FinTech Week 2016, a series of conferences, workshops, hackathons and meet-ups around this exciting topic.
Blockchain, Security and Data Conference, London, 21 July. We were the key sponsors for this day at FinTech Week 2016. Partners from Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group led an interactive Q&A session, “Blockchain Q&A: Regulatory Perspectives” with Gary Chu, lead lawyer for UBS’s Fintech Innovation Lab @ Level 39, as well as providing a legal perspective around some of the regulatory challenges and opportunities involving distributed ledger technologies.
Blockchain: Welcome to the Future, Frankfurt, June 2016. Linklaters hosted this successful seminar, providing valuable insights on the underlying technology, its use cases and the legal implications and pit falls.
Technology Trending: Digitising financial services—the impact of fintech, Singapore, June 2016. The first of this seminar series looked at the ways in which the financial services sector is responding to the challenges posed by developments in digitisation and the role of fintech and regtech in the current regulatory landscape. The session was presented by TMT Counsel, Adrian Fisher, and Financial Regulation Counsel, Peiying Chua.
Finnovasia, Hong Kong, May 2016. Linklaters co-sponsored this leading fintech event. Singapore TMT Counsel, Adrian Fisher, gave a keynote address on the topic ‘The Growth of RegTech: Why is it becoming the Next Big Thing?’, and Singapore Financial Regulation Counsel, Peiying Chua, provided her insights on the panel discussion around regulation vs. innovation
Digitising Financial Services: Assessing the regulatory response and implications for legal and compliance teams, London, May 2016. The second in our Going Digital breakfast briefings considered the ways in which the financial services sector is responding to challenges posed by developments in digitisation and the role of RegTech and FinTech in the current regulatory landscape. The session was presented by TMT Sector Co-head, Julian Cunningham-Day, and Financial Regulation Partner, Sarah Parkhouse.