Jacob Enoch is a partner at M. Firon & Co., heading the firm’s mergers and acquisitions department. He has been recognized by Legal 500 as one of Israel’s 11 leading M&A lawyers and one of Israel’s 5 leading arbitration & mediation lawyers. Additionally, Jacob is an adjunct lecturer at the Buchman Faculty of Law at the Tel Aviv University as well as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
Dr Ian Gauci
Dr Ian Gauci is an advisor for the Maltese government, industry and various authorities including MFSA & MDIA. He has a keen interest in technology, Blockchain, DLT,Robolaw, Big Data, AI, Fintech and RegTech. He is a founding member of the Maltese IT Lawyers Association & Blockchain Malta and works in Technology Law in particular, E-Commerce, Cyber Law, Data Protection, GDPR, Gaming, Telecommunications and IT. He also works extensively in issues dealing with Competition Law and Consumer Legislation and lectures Legal Futures and Technology Law and Blockchain at the University of Malta.
Dave Pulis is the CEO of ZBX and hails from a traditional finance background with over 17 years’ experience in trading and institutional brokerage and six years’ experience in the crypto space. ZBX is aiming to be one of the first fully regulated crypto exchanges with a Maltese licence.
CEO of innovative ID Verification company Shufti Pro - Victor Fredung, has many years in the payments field and has founded several successful fin-tech companies. Owning and operating several payment companies gave Victor a great insight into the troubles that a lot of companies are facing and what needs to be built to solve them.
Stephen McKeon is the Chief Strategy Advisor to Security Token Academy, a finance professor at Univ. of Oregon, and a partner at Collaborative Fund. His work, focusing on security issuance, M&A and cryptoassets, has been published in top academic journals and cited in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and CNBC.
Gabriel Shapiro is an experienced and innovative attorney assisting technology clients with their corporate, transactional, securities and legal compliance needs. He practiced for many years in the Silicon Valley offices of several AmLaw20 firms where he represented public and private technology companies and technology investors in some of their most high-stakes and complex strategic transactions and financings. In recent years he has come to specialize in crafting innovative legal strategies and executing strategic transactions for clients developing blockchain technologies. Gabriel graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Philosophy and went on to the University of California Los Angeles School of Law where he received his J.D. He is also a certified graduate of B9Lab Academy’s course in Blockchain for Technical Executives and Analysts and an amateur coder.
Carol Derk is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and is a member of BLG’s Securities and Capital Markets Group, the National Leader of BLG’s Derivatives Group and the Co-National Leader of the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Group. She is a recipient of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, is recognized as a leader in her field by Derivatives Week and has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in the field of mutual funds law.
Jason Brooks is a partner in Securities and Capital Markets Group in the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He is the National Co-Leader of the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Group and the Regional Leader of the Investment Management Focus Group.He led the BLG team in connection with the registration of the first investment fund manager in Canada solely dedicated to cryptocurrency investments, and the private placement offering of that fund to investors in Canada and abroad. He also regularly assists clients seeking to obtain and maintain registration with Canadian securities regulators and/or self-regulatory organizations.
Reimo Hammerberg, partner and head of the Banking & Finance team at Sorainen Estonia, is a top ranked expert on financial and capital markets law. Reimo has advised a large number of domestic and international companies in landmark transactions, helping them to expand or restructure their businesses. He regularly advises equity issuers as well as issuers of structured notes/bonds and providers of financial and insurance services. Anticipating that blockchain technologies create new unseen opportunities, Reimo is very interested in the intersection of blockchain technology, financial markets and law. He is a board member of financial sector representative organisation Finance Estonia, a non-profit organisation established in 2011, where he also heads a focus group working towards establishing regulation for ICOs and secondary markets of token trading.
Christian Vieira is an associate in Stikeman Elliott’s corporate group. His practice focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and banking as well as general corporate and commercial law.
Joey is a corporate and fintech lawyer at ISOLAS LLP. He co-chaired the Government’s working group on Blockchain to develop the infrastructure to accommodate a DLT regulatory framework in Gibraltar and was recognised as one of the top 12 lawyers in the world in this space. He is a member of the prestigious global Wharton [email protected] think tank in Philadelphia, a founding member of the European think tank (thinkBlocktank), a member and contributor to the Stablecoin Foundation and working group and a member of the Digital Chamber of Commerce in Washington. Joey is also part of the UNODC cryptocurrencies technical experts’ workshop and contributed to the first book on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency regulation for 2019. He is the appointed lecturer at the Gibraltar University on the subject of DLT regulation for legal students and the vice chair of the Gibraltar Association for New Technologies.