The Crypto Revolution: A dive into the world of cryptocurrencies, blockchains and NFTs

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

28 September 2023 - 30 September 2023

Thursday 28 September 2023

17:00 » 19:00 Welcome Reception at Kunstmuseum

Address: Städtle 32, 9490 Vaduz
19:00 » 22:30 Dinner at Kunstmuseum

Address: Städtle 32, 9490 Vaduz

Friday 29 September 2023

08:00 Registrations at Vaduzer Saal

Address: Giessenstrasse 3, 9490 Vaduz
09:00 » 09:15 Welcome Address
09:15 » 09:45 Keynote Speech
  • Clara Guerra, Deputy Director from the Office for Financial Market Innovation and Digitization, Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein
09:45 » 10:30 Panel 1: Introductory session

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.
10:30 » 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 » 12:00 Panel 2: Going mainstream - How are governments seeking to regulate cryptocurrency

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
12:00 » 12:15 Break
12:15 » 13:15 Panel 3 - Cryptic tax rules for crypto & digital assets

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
13:15 » 14:30 Lunch
14:30 » 15:30 Panel 4 - "Roaring Twenties"(?) - The essence and value of NFTs

  • 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
15:30 » 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 » 17:00 Panel 5 - Case study Cryptoqueen

  • 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
19:00 » 22:00 Dinner at the Restaurant Princely Winery

Address: Feldstrasse 4, 9490 Vaduz

Saturday 30 September 2023

09:00 Registrations at Vaduzer Saal

Address: Giessenstrasse 3, 9490 Vaduz
10:00 » 11:15 Panel 6 - When things go wrong
  • 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
11:15 » 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:00 Panel 7 - Unlocking the Chain: Best Practices for Crypto Asset Recovery and AML rules and regulations

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
13:00 » 14:30 Lunch
16:00 Transfer by bus to Schellenberg
16:30 » 23:00 Optional cultural activity: "The Cryptoville Festival" in Burgruine, Schellenberg

More ingormation here:
: Burgruine, Schellenberg, 92697 Liechtenstein
23:00 Transfer by bus to the Vaduzer Saal