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NFT: Legal Developments Around the Globe

[Seminar Series Spring’23]

[Hybrid | Brown-Bag]



Non-fungible tokens (NFT) have gained much attention during the last few months and are used in many markets and contexts. Normatively, NFT concern several parts of the legal framework. For instance, the provisions of property law and of contracts law build the foundation for the NFT business models; the presentations will shed light on the respective international legal developments. Furthermore, as a very important legal domain, copyright law influences the available forms of exploitation and licensing regimes of crypto art. Finally, the issue and trade in NFT can be subject to the application of financial market regulations.


Prof. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy

Prof. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy is an assistant professor of civil law at Bilkent University, Ankara(Turkey). She is a member of Blockchain Turkey Platform and Istanbul Blockchain Women Community. As a member of the European Law Institute, she acts as a member of the Consultative Committee for the project titled “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. Rolf H. Weber

Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber is Professor of international business law at Zurich University acting there as co-director of the Research Program on Financial Market Regulation, the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law and the Blockchain Center. Furthermore, 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 board member of the Swiss Blockchain Federation and expert of the Swiss government in Blockchain matters.