Fintech Roadshow: Frankfurt

Heralded as a 'game changer', blockchain and distributed ledger technology is disrupting a wide range of industries, the financial industry being no exception. As the leading law firm for businesses that are changed by disruptive technology, we will take a closer look at the impact blockchai/DLT will have on the financial sector as part of our international Fintech Roadshow.

The seminar will be held in English, and admission is free. 

We would be delighted to welcome you to our Fintech Roadshow in Frankfurt! Below you will find an overview of topics and the schedule. We invite you to a light networking lunch as well as finger food and drinks to keep the conversation going into the evening.

Smart Contracts

Smart contracts are automated processes based on “if/then” logic. The software reads, interprets and executes the terms of the contract once the specified events take place. They carry the most revolutionizing energy of all blockchain applications.

Capital Markets

Tokenising securities means entering a highly regulated market that operates at the speed of light. The classification of data packages as securities or other financial instruments comes with the most challenging technological and legal challenges. 

Crypto Currencies

Crypto Currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum or most recently announced Libra and other stable coins seek to replace fiat money as a completely new means of payment at the promise to be easy to understand, quickly to transfer and safe to use.




 12:00 - 12:30 Registration, lunch and networking

12:30 - 12:45

Welcome - Dr. Michael Jünemann

 12:45 - 13:30 Layers of DLT: Underlying Software and Infrastructure 

Martin von Haller Grønbæk, Partner, Bird & Bird 
13:30 - 15:00  Capital Markets
 13:30 - 14:00 Cryptic Crypto Insights for Smarter Investing 

Maria Pennanen, Co-Founder, Accelerator Frankfurt 
 14:00 - 15:00 Panel: Rethinking Capital Markets through Tokenization

Moderator: Michael Mellinghoff Managing Director, Techfluence UK; Senior Advisor and Mentor, FinTech Forum

Maria Pennanen, Co-Founder Accelerator Frankfurt
Dr. Udo Milkau, CDO, DZ Bank
Dr. Michael Jünemann, Partner, Bird & Bird
further panelists tbd.
 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break 
 15:30 - 17:00 Cryptocurrencies
 15:30 - 15:40 Abstract: Cryptocurrency Regulation in Germany

Johannes Wirtz, LL.M., Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
 15:40 - 16:00 Insight: The Gateway to the Token Economy. Experiences of Connecting Public Blockchains with Traditional Financial Systems.

Henri de Jong, Co-Founder/CBDO, Quantoz
 16:00 - 17:00 Panel: Crypto Currencies Today. And Tomorrow.

Moderator: Axel Apfelbacher, CSO, niiio finance group AG

Henri de Jong, Co-Founder/CBDO, Quantoz
Thomas Richter, LL.M., Technology & Digitalization Lawyer
Karen Berg, Counsel, Bird & Bird 
Johannes Wirtz, LL.M., Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
 17:00 - 17:30 Smart Contracts: Can Code be Law?

Dr. Udo Milkau, CDO, Transaction Banking, DZ BANK
 17:30 - 20:00 Networking, drinks, snacks 

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