12 June 2019: Public Lecture on "Crypto-assets: From Bitcoin to the new world of digital tokens"

Over 10 years on from the launch of Bitcoin, we can see the underlying technologies – DLT – being embraced within and beyond the financial sector, supporting the trend towards the digitisation of assets, including in the context of new methods of capital-raising and trade finance. This event will explore relevant market trends and offer cutting edge legal, regulatory and policy perspectives.

The ILF cordially invites you to our next public lecture on

12 June 2019, 19:30 pm
House of Finance, Room DZ Bank
Crypto-assets: From Bitcoin to the new world of digital tokens
Elisabeth Noble, Senior Policy Expert European Banking Authority
Elisabeth represents the EBA in EU and international policy work streams relating to FinTech, market-based finance, financial system interconnectedness and the regulatory perimeter. She leads the EBA’s work on crypto-assets and innovation facilitators. Prior to joining the EBA in 2014, Elisabeth spent 7 years at HM Treasury advising on the UK government’s response to the financial crisis and the post-crisis domestic and EU financial services regulatory reforms, including the changes to the regulatory architecture in the EU (Banking Union). Elisabeth has also spent some time in the private sector and focussed her advisory work on regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.

Philipp Paech, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Philipp joined LSE in 2010, specialising in financial law and regulation, and is the Director of LSE’s Law and Financial Markets Project. Since 2007, he has been a Fellow at the ILF in Frankfurt, becoming a Visiting Professor in 2015. He spent many years at the heart of international legal and regulatory reform of the financial sector, working from 2007-2010 for the European Commission DG FISMA, and from 2002-2006 for UNIDROIT in Rome. He is the Chairman of the EU Commission’s expert group on the future regulation of FinTech, which will present its recommendations in the course of Summer 2019.
Christian Schmies, Partner, Hengeler Mueller Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Christian joined Hengeler in 2007, specialising in asset management and banking regulation, with a particular focus on FinTech and the use of innovative technologies in financial services. Among other, Christian was recently involved in the preparation of a Discussion Paper by the German Banking Association on Securities and Distributed Ledger Technology.

Chair: Andreas Cahn, Professor of Law, Executive Director of the ILF


We look forward to seeing you!