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Clifford Chance Launches International Festival of Fintech

More than 50 fintech experts lined up to speak at firm’s global event.

Leading international law firm, Clifford Chance, has announced the launch of the Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech, a week-long series of webinars commencing Monday 30th November and running through to Friday 4th December 2020.

Chaired by partners Simon Crown and Paul Landless, the Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech will explore and debate the biggest questions, challenges and trends in fintech, sharing the latest insights from Clifford Chance and industry experts from Adyen, Block.one, Chamber of Digital Commerce, Chip, Delta Capita, Digital Asset, Digital Horizon, FintechOS, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, ISDA, Mindsmith, OKCoin, Parafi Capital, R3, Securitize, S7 TechLab and Tech Nation.

Key topics to be covered during the festival include:

  • 2021 fintech trends in a post-pandemic world
  • Moving money: fintech success in the payments sector
  • DeFi – will it deliver on its promise?
  • Central bank digital currencies and stablecoins – beyond the hype
  • Explainable artificial intelligence 
  • Lessons from Russia on blockchain, fintech investments and more
  • Disruption: collaboration and investment model challenges for fintech start ups and scale ups 
  • DLT and blockchain in financial markets infrastructure
  • Tech policy trends and political risk developments
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With more than 50 Fintech experts lined up to speak, the festival will feature multiple panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders, each focused on the rapidly changing world of financial technology and tackling related legal and regulatory issues. A highlight of the week will be a series of one-to-one interviews with senior fintech executives including Mats Klein Breteler, General Counsel of Adyen; Carlos Domingo, CEO of Securitize; Victoria Roberts, Director of Fintech Delivery Panel and Insurtech Board at Tech Nation and Sergiu Megut, Co-founder of FintechOS.

Commenting on the event, Clifford Chance partner and head of fintech, Simon Crown said, “We are proud of the line-up we’ve assembled for the inaugural Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech. We’ve gathered together some of the best leaders in the fintech sector to discuss the trends and major legal and regulatory issues shaping the industry. It’s going to be a fantastic, fun week of insightful content.”

Paul Landless, partner and co-head of Clifford Chance Tech Group added, “Amidst Covid-19, digital strategies have expanded with the launch of more and more innovative products and the pace of change has obviously accelerated. We are seeing new fintech products and regulatory announcements almost every week with some interesting start-ups growing fast. We have some hot topics to cover throughout the week with a real mix of individuals and I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts on what to expect in 2021.”


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