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Legal Aspects of Fintech - What You Need to Know

Event Details

Time: 17:00-19:00 (Registration open from 16:15)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

Bitcoin, paypal, crowdfunding - one must not look far to see how technological innovation is beginning to transform finance. Chancellor George Osborne has said that he wants London to become the global centre for financial technology (Fintech). But law may prove to be the main obstacle. Many legal problems surrounding the new technologies are still unresolved. This event focusses on alternative payment systems and virtual currencies. It will bring together speaker from the UK, Japan and Germany to discuss regulatory as well as transactional and conflict-of-laws issues.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception and networking.


  • Dan Awrey, University of Oxford
  • Tetsuo Morishita, Sophia University, Tokyo
  • Matthias Lehmann, University of Bonn

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CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited for 2 CPD hours.

Registration and Pricing

BIICL members:

  • Individual - £55
  • Full-time Academic - £35
  • Full-time Student - £20


  • Individual - £95
  • Full-time Academic - £60
  • Full-time Student - £35

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

Free NGO Places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events.

Please email the Events team with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Sponsored by

This event has been organised by Dr Eva Lein, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

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Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by us

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel an event we shall inform you as soon as possible using the contact details provided to us and offer you a full refund.

Cancellation by you

All cancellations must be made in writing via email to and be no less than one week prior to the event.

Payment for registration will always be required, and must be made prior to the event. If sufficient written notification of cancellation is received, a full refund will be given. If insufficient notice is given, payment for your registration will still be required.

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