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Blockchains and Smart Contracts: Maximizing Opportunities

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Add to Calendar 10/15/2019 11:00 am 10/15/2019 2:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Blockchains and Smart Contracts: Maximizing Opportunities The event starts in an hour. If you have not registered, please go to the link below to sign up today.https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=123541\r\n Blockchains have been continuously penetrating an increasing number of functions and industries in recent years. Along with the imminent blockchain revolution is the growing prominence of smart contracts, which are computer protocols intended to facilitate contract processes while also improving security. \n \nRecently, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a primer detailing smart contracts’ use cases, functionality, potential risks, and regulatory landscape. The primer emphasized the need for good governance frameworks and standards to manage the challenges, particularly cybersecurity risks, that are unique to smart contracts. Therefore, it becomes more imperative that companies have a keen understanding of its implications to avoid pitfalls. \n \nIn this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments concerning the use of blockchains and smart contracts. Speakers will also present the best practices on how to maximize opportunities and overcome challenges. \n \nSome of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: \n \n \n Blockchains and Smart Contracts – Recent Trends \n The CFTC Primer \n Legal Developments \n Opportunities and Challenges \n Practical Strategies to Maximize Benefits \n What Lies Ahead \n \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/blockchains-and-smart-contracts/

Online CLE Smart Contracts

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Smart Contracts Webinar. Blockchains have been continuously penetrating an increasing number of functions and industries in recent years. Along with the imminent blockchain revolution is the growing prominence of smart contracts, which are computer protocols intended to facilitate contract processes while also improving security.

Recently, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a primer detailing smart contracts’ use cases, functionality, potential risks, and regulatory landscape. The primer emphasized the need for good governance frameworks and standards to manage the challenges, particularly cybersecurity risks, that are unique to smart contracts. Therefore, it becomes more imperative that companies have a keen understanding of its implications to avoid pitfalls.

In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments concerning the use of blockchains and smart contracts. Speakers will also present the best practices on how to maximize opportunities and overcome challenges.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Blockchains and Smart Contracts – Recent Trends
  • The CFTC Primer
  • Legal Developments
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Practical Strategies to Maximize Benefits
  • What Lies Ahead

Agenda

Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva, Partner
Withersworldwide

Jimmy Royer, Principal
Analysis Group, Inc.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Information Technology Executives
  • Technology Lawyers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Risk and Compliance Officers

Online CLE Smart Contracts

Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva, Partner
Withersworldwide

Jimmy Royer, Principal
Analysis Group, Inc.

Online CLE Smart Contracts

Online CLE Smart Contracts

Vasiliki Yiannoulis-RivaPartnerWithersworldwide

Vasi is a partner in the real estate team.

Her practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate matters, including assisting private and institutional clients with a variety of real estate transactions such as property acquisitions and dispositions, loan transactions, and title matters. Vasi also provides comprehensive advice on a variety of leasing matters for corporate and private clients in the fashion, retail, and luxury sectors, among others. Additionally, she has represented institutional clients in certain areas of commercial finance, including debt financing and other lending transactions.

Online CLE Smart Contracts

Jimmy RoyerPrincipalAnalysis Group, Inc.

Dr. Royer applies a broad range of quantitative tools to address client needs in data science, statistics, health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), finance, intellectual property, competition policy, and antitrust cases in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He recently authored an article called “Smart Contracts & Their Potential Tax Implications,” which was published in Lawyer Monthly where he addressed the multifaceted tax concerns that may arise from a smart contract’s underlying transactions, in which cryptocurrency is exchanged for goods or services.

Online CLE Smart Contracts

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of the blockchain technology

Course Code:
   148132

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Founded over 100 years ago, Withers is a leading international law firm for global businesses, their equity and debt stakeholders, and the executives who manage them. The firm is one of the largest tax law firms in the world and consists of over 160 partners supported by more than 1,000 people across 18 strategically located international offices.

Its global corporate team has the depth and diversity of knowledge to advise on issues that arise over the entire life cycle of a company, from securing initial investment and raising follow on equity and debt capital privately and publicly, to structuring executive and incentive compensation, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and day-to-day operational issues, and managing complex governance issues, to completing mergers, acquisitions and exit strategies. They excel at working with corporate clients both large and small, new and long-established and domestic and international. With their unique in-house as well as law firm experience, they focus on anticipating issues and finding solutions, efficiently and cost-effectively. In 2017, the corporate group were involved on billions of dollars of projects across industries such as technology, hotels and hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, luxury products and banking and finance.

Website: https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/

Analysis Group is one of the largest economics consulting firms, with more than 850 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

Website: https://www.analysisgroup.com/

Vasi is a partner in the real estate team.

Her practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate matters, including assisting private and institutional clients with a variety of real estate transactions such as property acquisitions and dispositions, loan transactions, and title matters. Vasi also provides comprehensive advice on a variety of leasing matters for corporate and private clients in the fashion, retail, and luxury sectors, among others. Additionally, she has represented institutional clients in certain areas of commercial finance, including debt financing and other lending transactions.

Dr. Royer applies a broad range of quantitative tools to address client needs in data science, statistics, health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), finance, intellectual property, competition policy, and antitrust cases in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He recently authored an article called “Smart Contracts & Their Potential Tax Implications,” which was published in Lawyer Monthly where he addressed the multifaceted tax concerns that may arise from a smart contract’s underlying transactions, in which cryptocurrency is exchanged for goods or services.

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