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WEBINAR: Blockchain and company law: an EU perspective

WEBINAR: Blockchain and company law: an EU perspective

This free webinar will discuss EU Directive 2017/828 on long-term shareholder engagement, with a particular focus on and its transposition into Spanish law. The webinar will explore the potential advantages of applying blockchain technology to securities holdings systems and voting at general meetings. The provisions of the Directive will be examined to discuss whether the use of distributed ledgers technology could facilitate complying with these new rules. Potential legal obstacles to the adoption of the technology at a larger scale will also be discussed.

Dr Zofia Bednarz, University of Malaga Spain
Dr Bednarz is a Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Málaga, Spain. Her research focuses on the law of new technologies, such as e-commerce, digital sharing economy, and blockchain technology. Much of her work adopts a comparative legal methodology. She has authored numerous articles, book chapters and a monograph on the issues related to the commercial law and technology.

Zofia is a member of various multidisciplinary academic working groups, both Spanish and international, on the DLT (BAES Blockchain Labs and BAWG – Blockchain & Academia Working Group), and also works as a researcher in projects funded by the Spanish national government and Andalusian government on the company law and blockchain technology.

Hannah Glass, King & Wood Mallesons
Hannah is a senior associate in the financial markets team at leading Asian law firm King & Wood Mallesons, specialising in blockchain technology, fintech and payments. Hannah advises a broad range of clients on evolving legal, regulatory and governance issues associated with the implementation and application of innovative technologies. On the policy front, she has worked with industry internationally advising on changes to the regulatory treatment of digital currencies and fintech more broadly.

KWM’s specialist team is at the forefront of legal and technological developments, working with governments, banks, industry bodies and start-ups around the world. In recognition of their work, the team has won the FT innovation in law awards in 4 of the last 6 years.

Hannah was named an “Up and Coming” lawyer in the 2019 Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide. She is a fellow of Blockchain Australia and a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s legal working-group.

Professor Jason Harris, Sydney Law School
Jason is Professor of Corporate Law at Sydney Law School, where he teaches and researches in the areas of corporate law, insolvency and secured transactions.

Time: 7-8pm

CPD Points: 1

Please note that this is a webinar using Zoom. Once you register, your confirmation will provide the Zoom details.

This seminar is sponsored by the Ross Parsons Centre at Sydney Law School.


Dec 03 2019


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Free, however registration is essential.

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