Utrecht, Netherlands

Financial Law and New Technologies

online course
when 26 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 500

New technologies are constantly testing well-established principles of financial law. Investors and other users of financial services can take advantage of new FinTech opportunities to have better services at cheaper costs, but policymakers are struggling to strike a good balance between the need to foster innovation and the necessity to protect weak market participants. How can providers of FinTech services thrive under the current legal framework? How can financial law cope with technological developments on blockchain, new payment services, crypto-assets, crowdfunding, high frequency trading, and robo-advice?

New technologies are constantly testing well-established principles of financial law. Investors and other users of financial services can take advantage of new opportunities at cheaper costs, but policymakers are struggling to strike a good balance between the need to foster innovation and the necessity to protect weak market participants. How can providers of FinTech services thrive under the current legal framework? How can financial law cope with technological developments? This Summer School will connect old rules with new technologies, and will help students understand the main regulatory issues surrounding FinTech. The topics addressed will include:

ICOs and blockchain-based securities
Crowdfunding
High-frequency algorithmic trading
Robo-advice
Payment services and cryptocurrencies

Course leader

Dr. Matteo Gargantini

Target group

Graduate and undergraduate students; lawyers, supervisors and policymakers. No previous knowledge of financial law required.

Fee info

EUR 500: Course + course materials

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