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Event date: Monday, 09 October 2017, 08:30 - 18:15
Place: Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL)
69, route d'Esch
L-2953 Luxembourg

This conference on FinTech law and regulation aims to bring together practitioners from financial institutions, legal professionals and consultants as well as high-profile regulators and globally known academics in the FinTech and innovation field to jointly consider the impact of technology on financial institutions and their regulation.

Technology is transforming finance around the world at an unprecedented rate, offering new opportunities but also creating new risks. Following the global financial crisis in 2008, the speed of technological change increased rapidly. FinTech promises innovation and economic growth through the disruption of the traditional financial services business, embracing start-ups, established technology and e-commerce companies as well as incumbent financial firms. However, it also poses major challenges to the post-crisis regulatory paradigm, which has been more cautious. Financial regulators thus have to balance the traditional regulatory objectives of financial stability and consumer protection with the objectives of growth and innovation, resulting in a process of regulatory innovation including the use of technology (RegTech) and changes to existing regulatory frameworks, such as the establishment of regulatory sandboxes (safe havens in which firms test innovative technologies under regulatory exemptions).

The FinTech Law and Regulation conference organised by the ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) together with Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) and the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT) addresses these regulatory issues, including, but not limited to, big data, blockchain, crowdfunding, digital currencies and payment systems.

Bringing together eminent FinTech regulators and renowned FinTech law and regulation scholars provides the background for a fruitful conference discussing the status quo of the law as well as the foreseeable regulatory developments in light of the enhanced tech dependency of financial institutions.

Register via 3x3@uni.lu. For full registration and payment details, please see the programme below.

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