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Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech Returns for its Third Edition, Combining Virtual and In-Person Experiences

20 February 2024

Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech Returns for its Third Edition, Combining Virtual and In-Person Experiences

Global law firm Clifford Chance announces the third edition of its highly anticipated International Festival of Fintech, scheduled to occur virtually from Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 March 2024. The event will be complemented by in-person gatherings in Hong Kong and London.

Building on the success of the previous events, this edition promises three days of engaging and insightful webinars. The virtual program features expert panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders, all centring around the dynamic landscape of financial technology and addressing pertinent legal and regulatory challenges.

Experts from renowned organisations, including ABN AMRO, ASIFMA, Bank AlJazira, BlackRock, Bullish, Fortress Investment Group, Galaxy Digital, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, R3, State Street, Stripe, Teneo, Teylor AG, University of Cambridge and US CFTC will grace the virtual stage to share their invaluable insights.

Key topics

  • Global crypto – lessons learned from market distress
  • Navigating fintech M&A and partnerships – tech and IP considerations
  • Fintech in the Middle East – key developments and considerations for entering the market
  • Global crypto - state of play and regulatory priorities
  • The new era of partner banking: pitfalls and challenges for fintechs in 2024
  • AI for financial services – exploring the opportunities and risks

The festival boasts a lineup of over 60 fintech experts, ensuring a diverse range of perspectives and discussions. Attendees can expect a comprehensive exploration of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the ever-evolving fintech landscape.

Commenting on the event, partner at Clifford Chance, Paul Landless said: "We are excited to present the third edition of the Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech, showcasing a stellar lineup of speakers and addressing crucial topics shaping the fintech industry globally. The past two years have seen highs and lows for the fintech sector – from high-profile industry failures and wider macroeconomic pressures to the significant regulatory progress we're seeing around the world, including landmark regulations on digital assets and AI. This event represents a unique opportunity for industry leaders, legal professionals, and enthusiasts to come together, share knowledge, and navigate the complexities of the fintech space."