Event Overview

This event is dedicated to unraveling the complexities and embracing the opportunities that arise at the intersection of fintech, international business law, and the flourishing realm of instant transactions.

As the financial landscape is now globalised and embraces technological advancements, this seminar aims to provide legal professionals, financial experts, policymakers, and academics with a deep dive into the current and future legal frameworks that govern international business and finance. Through a series of comprehensive talks, panel discussions, and workshops, participants will explore:

  • the latest trends, regulatory challenges, and legal innovations in fintech; and
  • the impact of instant transactions on global trade, supply chain, investment strategies, and cross-border financial services.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of São Paulo, a hub of business and innovation in Latin America, this seminar promises to be an enlightening and engaging experience for all attendees, offering valuable insights into the legal intricacies of financing the future.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • International Business Law (+ Sports Law)
  • T.R.A.D.E. (Trade, Retail, Agency, Distribution, E-commerce)


18:30 - 20:30

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20:45 - 23:30

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09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30

This session will delve into the transformative impact of AI and ML on finance and global trade, highlighting key lessons from recent implementations. Experts will share their experiences, addressing both successes and pitfalls, and discuss how these technologies are reshaping risk management, fraud detection, and customer experience. The panel will also explore emerging challenges, such as regulatory compliance, ethical considerations, and data security.
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

Embedded finance allows for seamless integration of financial products and services into non-financial platforms or applications, making financial functionalities an integral part of everyday experiences. This trend is breaking down silos between finance and other industries, offering users convenient access to financial services without the need to engage with standalone banking or financial applications. 
12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

Instant transactions bring benefits for citizens and companies, as they allow for innovative added value services and for companies, as they accelerate business course to meet customers’ expectations.

The panel will explore legal challenges faced by professionals implementing instant transactions, and in particular transparency and understandability and limitation of credit or fraud risks. Considering they will also likely involve specialized third-party partners, such as financial institutions, payment service providers, logistics partners, etc., the clear split of roles and responsibilities in the contractual chains will also have to be addressed.
14:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:30

The panel will explore the transformative role of digital identity in global commerce. The experts will discuss the impact of digital identity on security, efficiency, and trust in cross-border transactions. Key topics include advancements in blockchain technology, regulatory challenges, and the integration of AI for seamless verification processes. The panel will also address privacy concerns and the balance between transparency and confidentiality. Attendees will gain insights into future trends and innovations shaping the digital landscape, ensuring secure and streamlined international trade operations.
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:00

Over the past few years, supply chain disruptions have profoundly impacted businesses and logistics providers. Many challenges in supply chain finance stem from the complexities in accessing, standardizing, and interpreting data. Fintech companies are revolutionizing payments and working capital management by leveraging digital technology, enabling businesses to manage their supply chains with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Examining the risks (e.g., cybersecurity threats, technological failures, conflicts with traditional intermediaries such as banks and insurers, credit risk) and advantages (e.g., enhanced efficiency and transparency, improved accessibility for SMEs) of supply chain finance solutions from a legal perspective is highly beneficial, so that the risks are properly addressed, and the technology properly utilized.

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10:00 - 11:00

São Paulo is a global capital of international business, including Fintech, and has the most vibrant and well-capitalised startup ecosystem in the region. The city is home to 12 of the 17 Brazilian “unicorn” companies, many of which are now expanding internationally. This session will bring together the themes of international trade, financial innovation and technology explored in the panels the day before and will provide a market update from local and international speakers.

Three Brazilian and three international practitioners will present short case studies outlining relevant recent technological or market developments. This range of perspectives will be carried forward into the interactive session which follows.
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

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12:45 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00


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Fees & General Info

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Organising Committee

André ANTIQUERA PEREIRA LIMA Castelo Branco Advogados Associados (BRAZIL)
Luana BARROS Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello Advogados (BRAZIL)
Siniša ČOLEVIĆ Vojvodina Bar Association (SERBIA)
Duncan GRIEVE Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (UNITED KINGDOM)
Bruno GUARNIERI Farroco Abreu Advogados (BRAZIL)
David ROCHE Aramis Avocats (FRANCE)
Katarzyna SZCZUDLIK Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. (POLAND)


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