Global Fintech Webinar Series: Blockchains in Financial Services and Technology Sectors

Distributed ledger technology has evolved significantly since 2009 when the first bitcoin was mined and the first bitcoin blockchain was developed. In 2017, firms developed numerous blockchain-based projects for use in applications such as internal payments and trade finance. Despite their potential, many of these projects aren’t yet ready for commercial use. This year, we expect bigger issues to emerge around sharing of data, changes in business models and operating in multi-blockchain environments.

There is value for financial institutions and technology firms to anticipate what lies ahead, how they can adopt to changes while mitigating risks.

Join us in a 90-minute webinar as Baker McKenzie industry specialists discuss:

  • the fundamentals of blockchain
  • commercial implications to financial services and technology firms
  • use cases on supply chain, registries and trade finance
  • smart contracts
  • disputes and regulations

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10 May 2018, Thursday

Matthew Kluchenek
Matthew Kluchenek heads the Baker McKenzie's Global Derivatives and Hedge Fund practice.
Sam Kramer is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office and is a lead partner in the firm's Global FinTech Core Team. His practice focuses on complex technology licensing, outsourcing, commercial contracting, and supply chain agreements. He is frequently involved in customer side outsourcing transactions and large scale IT procurement and services projects. He has extensive experience in IT and outsourcing transactions for financial institutions.
Adrian Lawrence
Adrian Lawrence is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on media, intellectual property and information technology.
Stephanie Magnus
Stephanie Magnus is the head of Baker McKenzie's Financial Services & Regulatory practice in Singapore. She has significant experience in compliance, and she focuses on regulatory issues, particularly in the financial services, insurance and commodities sectors.
Sue McLean
Sue McLean is a Partner in Baker Mckenzie's IT/Com practice in London. Sue advises clients on a wide range of technology matters, including outsourcing, cloud computing, technology procurement, licensing and distribution, digital and disruptive technologies including AI and blockchain. Sue has significant experience in advising clients in the financial services sector and is a member of the firm's FinTech group.
Gavin Raftery
Gavin Raftery chairs Baker McKenzie's Global Acquisition Finance Group and the Tokyo office's FinTech Working Group.
Mr. Berger advises Belgian undertakings and foreign multinationals on all aspects of banking, funds, financial services and insurance law. He also advises on restructuring and insolvency matters and M&A.
David Zaslowsky chairs the Litigation Department of the Firm's New York office, and practices in the area of general commercial litigation and arbitration.
Based in Baker McKenzie's London Office, Birgit Clark is a PSL for the EMEA region focussing on European IP law. She regularly speaks at IP seminars and conferences and has a particular interest in how modern technology affects IP law protection.