Fintech for lawyers, legal practitioners and compliance professionals 2023
While the transformation of the financial services industry brings unprecedented opportunities, lawyers and compliance officers must be equipped with the necessary tools to understand the complex interaction of finance technology and regulation. Fintech (a contraction of the terms "financial services" and "technology") brings with it democratisation, inclusion and disruption.
Along with new technology comes new terminology for lawyers and other professionals. Terminology like blockchain, cryptocurrency, insurtech, regtech, P2P, open banking, crowdfunding, mobile money, and many more of these fintech concepts can be overwhelming. Furthermore, many lawyers are unsure as to what the regulation of fintech covers and what it's actually like to work or advise clients in such an innovative sector. The emergence of fintech as a stand-alone sector has broadened the scope of roles for both banking and generalist lawyers. As fintech companies continue to grow, so does their need for skilled legal advice.
Join us for an eight-hour course, held over four days.
When and where?
This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom
Professor Angela ltzikowitz is a director in ENSafrica's banking and finance department and co-heads the newly established fintech department. She specialises in banking and financial market regulation, card and related electronic payment instruments, derivatives, loan agreements, collective investment schemes, insurance and fintech. Angela has participated in a number of financial market initiatives in Africa and Asia, and her clients also include local and foreign banks, asset managers and investment advisors. She has been recognised as a leading fintech lawyer in several international publications, and advises banks, insurers and startups on the regulation of fintech. She was recently appointed external counsel to the South African Reserve Bank's Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group and the Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group. Angela is a professor in banking and financial markets law and has been a visiting professor at a number of international universities where she has lectured on fintech.
Era Gunning is an executive in ENSafrica's banking and finance department. She is an admitted solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, and has advised various clients, including leading banks, on the practical application of international anti-money laundering initiatives and statutory compliance issues. Era's experience also includes advising on consumer and data protection and AML. She has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on data and consumer protection for clients, including banks, insurers, credit providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical schemes, government agencies, parastatals and direct marketers. Era was awarded the New South Wales Law Society Prize for Ethics and Accounting in 2010.
R2,680 per person
A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.
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