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With its Blockchain Act of 2018, Liechtenstein is the first country to have comprehensive regulation of the token economy. We therefore couldn’t think of a better location to hold the 2023 Commercial Fraud and IP/IT & TMT Seminar than Liechtenstein’s capital Vaduz.
This seminar will be jointly hosted by the Commercial Fraud Commission and the IP/IT & TMT Commission.
The academic programme will cover a deep range of topics around cryptocurrencies, blockchains and NFTs relevant to a number of practice areas, with a focus on Commercial Fraud and IP. A kick-off session will cover the technicalities, with subsequent sessions, focusing on regulatory aspects including the governmental regulation of cryptocurrencies and tax implications. We will take a closer look at the Cryptoqueen case as well as analyse the essence and value of NFTs. Finally, true to the motto "What to do when things go South?", we will answer questions such as who can bring claims relating to crypto assets and against whom such claims can be brought, as well as how courts treat crypto assets. Last but not least, we will dive into the topic of asset tracing, the use of mixers and money laundering.
Save the date and stay tuned for this event in the lovely principality of Liechtenstein to join the AIJA Crypto revolution!
Address: Städtle 32, 9490 Vaduz
Address: Städtle 32, 9490 Vaduz
Address: Giessenstrasse 3, 9490 Vaduz
- Clara Guerra, Deputy Director from the Office for Financial Market Innovation and Digitization, Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein
How does it all work? Blockchain, NFT, etc.
- Philipp Büchel, Blockchain Büro, Liechtenstein
Philipp Büchel has been actively working on blockchain technology since 2001, with a focus on Bitcoin in particular. Due to his engineering background, Philipp worked as a project manager in research and development for a large industrial company until 2017. Then, focused on sharing his passion for blockchain technology, Philipp founded the “Blockchain Büro;” which serves as a local source of information regarding blockchain based topics. The office further provides lectures, consulting, project management, event coordination, and networking in the local blockchain scene.
The Liechtenstein regime, the UK FCA and other global regulators’ recent focus on the exchange run by Binance, the actions of the banks to prevent people transferring fiat currency to crypto exchanges, and the apparent approaching regulation for stablecoins and related crypto likely to be branded ‘securities’
- Christian Toms, Squire Patton Boggs, United Kingdom
- Katarzyna Szczudlik, SSW, Poland
- Paul Anderson, SPB, United Kingdom
- Thomas Nägele, NÄGELE, Liechtenstein
- Itay Tuchman, Consello Digital, United Kingdom
Governments continue to struggle to accommodate crypto within a tax system that was not initially designed to handle them. Tax rules are built on a constant duality between generating revenue vs. policy making. The second part of the presentation will focus on a case study that will illustrate the many challenges we face as tax lawyers when advising our crypto clients.
- Gregory Goossens, Taxpatria, Belgium
- Cristina Feijoo Rogel, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, S.L.P., Spain
- Reinder de Jong, Hertoghs advocaten, The Netherlands
- Julian Kläser, Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law, Switzerland
- António Queiroz Martins, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva e Associados, Portugal
- Gianluca Albè, A&A Studio Legale, Italy
- Adam Eunson, Tangle Labs, Germany
- Noémie Raetzo, LALIVE, Switzerland
- Anne-Sophie Leroi, BENOLIEL, France
- Evelina Levenson, RITTERSHAUS, Germany
- Michelle Wiesner-Lameth, AC Tischendorf Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Germany
- Charlotte Tregunna, Peters & Peters, United Kingdom
- Andreas Pfister, Wessing & Partner, Germany
- Cynthia Beauverd, Public Prosecution Office, Switzerland
- Jonathan Bench, Harris Bricken, USA
- Charlotte Glaser, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, United Kingdom
Address: Feldstrasse 4, 9490 Vaduz
Address: Giessenstrasse 3, 9490 Vaduz
- how are tribunals treating crypto assets? Who can bring claims relating to crypto assets and against who?
- can blockchains help brands in anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement measures?
- how can you trace who owns specific crypto assets across blockchains?
- Eliane Haas, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
- Daria Rutecka, Schoenherr, Poland
- Catherine Elkemann, Harte Bavendamm, Germany
- John Lee, Travers Smith, United Kingdom
- Fernando Tafur, MME Legal, Switzerland
In the swiftly evolving realm of cryptocurrency, the 'Unlocking the Chain' panel sheds light on the complexities and nuances of asset recovery and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. Bringing together top experts in the field, this session delves into innovative techniques for tracing and recovering digital assets, whilst also addressing the latest AML guidelines and challenges.
- Judith de Boer, Hertoghs advocaten, The Netherlands
- Nicolas Herren, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, Switzerland
- Max Mailliet, E2M, Luxembourg
- Ioanna Michael, A.G. EROTOCRITOU LLC, Cyprus
- Sven Römer, Blockfo, The Netherlands
Transfer by bus to Schellenberg
More ingormation here: https://cryptoville.li/
Address: Burgruine, Schellenberg, 92697 Liechtenstein
Transfer by bus to the Vaduzer Saal
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