START-UPS & VENTURE CAPITAL

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Further to the creation of the Startups & Venture Capital working group, we would like to invite you to join this newcomer in the UIA world.
Startups are currently on the edge of innovation and business creation all around the world. The shift in economy and the business transformation is incredible as we change from an industrial to a digital era. The most valuable enterprises in the world are no longer industrial but internet companies, some of them not having more than 10 years of age.
Never we, as lawyers, have felt that innovation drives regulation so fast as it currently does and the challenges are enormous. Uber has forced new regulation on city mobility and self-driving cars will force new rules very soon, AirBnB has forced changes in rental laws, Facebook pushes privacy boundaries every day and one can go on and on with several other examples.
This new reality impacts corporate law, finance and banking, privacy, intellectual property, tax, health regulation, among many other areas.
So, if you have an interest in startups, fintech, insuretech, healthtech, legaltech or any other tech area, join us at the Startups & Venture Capital working group.
We welcome you.
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  • Report
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    FINTECHS: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PLAYERS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKET “Risks and opportunities of FinTech for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)” “Focus on Virtual Currencies and Crowdfunding”

    Barbara BANDIERA

    FINTECHS: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PLAYERS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKET “Risks and opportunities of FinTech for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)” “Focus on Virtual Currencies and Crowdfunding”

    In recent years, the financial industry has seen fast-growing adoption of financial technology, or FinTech. “FinTech” refers to technology enabled provision of financial services, including by alternative providers who use technology-based systems in some way to either provide financial services directly or to make the financial system more efficient.
    In terms of the fundamentals of anti-money laundering - customer due diligence, knowing the source and destination of money flows and identifying suspicious activity - technological innovations provide an opportunity to bring anti-money laundering into the 21st century.
    New technologies - supported by advances in encryption and network computing - are driving transformational change in the global economy, including in how goods, services and assets are exchanged. An important development in this process has been the emergence of virtual currencies. Virtual currencies and especially their underlying technologies (notably distributed ledgers based on blockchains) are a potentially important advance for the financial sector that could increase efficiency and financial inclusion, but can also serve as vehicles for money laundering, terrorism financing and tax evasion...

  • Report
    English

    FinTechs: Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market

    Barbara BANDIERA

    FinTechs: Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market

    FinTechs: Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market
    New technologies are forcing financial professionals to rethink the way they perform services. Our joint session will analyse the impact of FinTechs in the financial sector and on Start-ups. The program will also address the consequences that regulations such as the PSD 2 influence financial decisions.

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