[Lecture Series HS21] Smart Contracts: Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Frameworks

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Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber (UZH) & Prof. Dr. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy (Bilkent University)& Prof. Dr. Marco Dell’Erba (UZH)

Abstract

Smart contracts increasingly gain importance, for DLT-transactions in financial markets (DLT securities), for supply chain businesses or for the acquisition of art (NFT). Since international legal instruments governing smart contracts do not exist, national law is applicable. The three presentations analyse the legal frameworks in different jurisdictions: Switzerland, Europe, Turkey, USA and United Kingdom.

Time

Tuesday, 21st Sep. 2021
18:00 – 20:00

Online Lecture

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Speakers

Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber

Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber is Professor of international business law at University of Zurich, co-director of the Research Program on Financial Market Regulation, the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law and the Blockchain Center. He was Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University and he is practicing attorney-at-law in one of the largest independent Swiss law firms in Zurich. Prof. Weber is a board member of the Swiss Blockchain Federation and an expert of the Swiss government in Blockchain matters.

Prof. Dr. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy

Prof. Dr. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy is an assistant professor of civil law at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. She is a member of the Blockchain Turkey Platform and Istanbul Blockchain Women Community. As a member of the European Law Institute, she is part of the Consultative Committee for the project: “Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts”. Her research deals with contract law, tort law as well as the legal implications of the newly emerging technologies, especially distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.

Prof. Dr. Marco Dell’Erba

Prof. Dr. Marco Dell’Erba is an assistant professor of financial market law and corporate law at the University of Zurich, where he is also a member of the Blockchain Center and the Digital Society Initiative. He is a fellow at the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance at the New York University School of Law and a member of the advisory board of the Research Network for Sustainable Finance, a research initiative involving leading academic institutions.

Timeline

Time Speaker Event Title Presentations
18:00 -18:05Welcome & Introduction
18:05 -19:00Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber & Prof. Dr. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy & Prof. Dr. Marco Dell’Erba Smart Contracts: Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Frameworks
19:00 -19:30Q&A
19:30-20:00End (e-Apéro)

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