Blockchain in the Metaverse – On Tokens, Coins, and the International Regulatory Challenges Ahead

Event Description

You don’t have to rename your company to get in on the trend that everyone is talking about as the future evolution of the Internet as we’ve gotten used to it. More immersive, more all-encompassing, the Metaverse, as a concept, is rife with opportunities for anyone with a digital business model. The ways we will interact and transact digitally, and in which we acquire and use real and digital property, are being reshaped by new technologies.

 

Join us at 12pm ET on Thursday, October 27, 2022 for the next edition of our IHC Deep Dives Series, as Karima Lachgar, Felix Hilgert and Emily Barwell of international legal practice Osborne Clarke, will take you through the basics of Metaverses and their general regulation in Europe, the role of NFTs for industries as diverse as fashion and real estate, and the myriad of financial regulations and tax considerations applicable to blockchain-based digital currencies.

 

Discuss topics include:

 

– How current iterations of the Metaverse idea are regulated abroad

– The role of digital property in developing metaverse cultures, and the associated legal challenges

– Mining, Staking and other terms that don’t mean what you think they do

– The different approaches of the EU and individual Member States to blockchain regulation and taxation

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for in-house counsel who manage or oversee intellectual property law-related issues for domestic and international companies and who want to learn more about the Metaverse and its impact in non-US countries.

 

There is NO COST to attend this program!

This program, including any CLE credit, is FREE thanks to our fantastic sponsor, Osborne Clarke!

 

CLE Information

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: PA, CA

This program is pending CLE credit in the following states:  NY, IL, TN, TX, OH, MN, NC, WA, GA, IN, KY, MO, CO

This program is pending CPD credit by the Law Societies of British Columbia and Ontario. For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development Plan.

This program is pending CLE credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: AZ, CT, FL, ME, MT, NJ, & ND.

This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

 

Recording
This event will be recorded and posted within 10 days after the event, along with the presentation slides. Note, the recording is NOT CLE eligible.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2022, via Live Zoom Video Conference
12:00 pm – 1:30 ET: Live Presentation followed by Audience Q&A

Felix Hilgert, LL.M.

 

Felix is a technology and video games lawyer with a focus on helping North American companies expand and succeed abroad. His practice centers on IP/IT agreements, e-commerce, as well as specific issues of the interactive entertainment industry.

 

Felix advises innovative software and technology companies as well as online retailers and digital platforms on license, development and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contracts, AR/VR, as well as standard terms for B2B and B2C transactions, manages international expansion projects and complex contract negotiations, and advises on e-commerce and consumer protection. He is also regularly involved in technology driven transactions.

 

Clients in the entertainment industry particularly benefit from his industry experience. He provides comprehensive legal advice regarding the content and distribution of entertainment products for the German market. Felix has published on IT, privacy and youth protection law and regularly speaks at legal conferences around the world. He also contributes to the specialized blog www.gameslaw.org.

 

Karima Lachgar 

 

Having joined Osborne Clarke in 2021, Karima developed extensive experience in the banking and finance industry as a lobbyist before embarking in 2016 on a career as a lawyer specializing in banking and finance law and regulatory affairs.

 

As a renowned expert in the payment and cryptoasset businesses, Karima heads the regulatory practice in financial services by advising very well-established actors in the financial industry as well as disrupting newcomers. Specialized in assisting French and international clients (in collaboration with IP/IT experts) on digital transformation and disrupting innovations, she has extensive experience in dealing with tokenisation platforms, payment marketplaces, blockchain, and fintech companies in general.

 

As a former lobbyist, Karima developed strong negotiation and communication skills with competent authorities and built an extensive network with key figures working within various institutions like the ACPR and the AMF in France and, within international bodies as well. This is a very valuable asset for her clients to be well guided in the licensing of their platforms and services as well as in the maze of market approaches and regulations/compliance.

 

Finally, her background positioned at the crossroads of technological and regulatory innovation and her robust experience of strategic and operational issues make her particularly fit to provide innovative solutions for current and emerging legal and regulatory issues.

 

Emily Barwell

 

Emily is an associate in the US team who specializes in data protection and technology contracts.

 

Emily originally joined Osborne Clarke as an associate in the commercial team in Bristol in November 2019, but now works as part of our US team providing in-time-zone UK legal support to global and expanding companies. She has previously worked on international projects providing data protection advice and supported a number of IP and corporate transactions.

 

Emily’s experience includes advising a wide range of companies, from international global organisations to SMEs on a range of commercial, intellectual property and data protection issues. She has worked closely with companies in the software, gaming, entertainment, automotive and energy industries.

 

She also has specialist experience on advising on alternative data sharing arrangements and on legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence. As part of Emily’s work on artificial intelligence, she has contributed to the published IEEE Standard for Transparency of Autonomous Systems.

 

Emily has previously spoken at a number of conferences and webinars including speaking at the Information Law and Policy Centre’s annual conference and at the Society for Computers and Law.

Title:
Blockchain in the Metaverse – On Tokens, Coins, and the International Regulatory Challenges Ahead

Time:
Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Felix Hilgert, LL.M.

 

Felix is a technology and video games lawyer with a focus on helping North American companies expand and succeed abroad. His practice centers on IP/IT agreements, e-commerce, as well as specific issues of the interactive entertainment industry.

 

Felix advises innovative software and technology companies as well as online retailers and digital platforms on license, development and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contracts, AR/VR, as well as standard terms for B2B and B2C transactions, manages international expansion projects and complex contract negotiations, and advises on e-commerce and consumer protection. He is also regularly involved in technology driven transactions.

 

Clients in the entertainment industry particularly benefit from his industry experience. He provides comprehensive legal advice regarding the content and distribution of entertainment products for the German market. Felix has published on IT, privacy and youth protection law and regularly speaks at legal conferences around the world. He also contributes to the specialized blog www.gameslaw.org.

 

Karima Lachgar 

 

Having joined Osborne Clarke in 2021, Karima developed extensive experience in the banking and finance industry as a lobbyist before embarking in 2016 on a career as a lawyer specializing in banking and finance law and regulatory affairs.

 

As a renowned expert in the payment and cryptoasset businesses, Karima heads the regulatory practice in financial services by advising very well-established actors in the financial industry as well as disrupting newcomers. Specialized in assisting French and international clients (in collaboration with IP/IT experts) on digital transformation and disrupting innovations, she has extensive experience in dealing with tokenisation platforms, payment marketplaces, blockchain, and fintech companies in general.

 

As a former lobbyist, Karima developed strong negotiation and communication skills with competent authorities and built an extensive network with key figures working within various institutions like the ACPR and the AMF in France and, within international bodies as well. This is a very valuable asset for her clients to be well guided in the licensing of their platforms and services as well as in the maze of market approaches and regulations/compliance.

 

Finally, her background positioned at the crossroads of technological and regulatory innovation and her robust experience of strategic and operational issues make her particularly fit to provide innovative solutions for current and emerging legal and regulatory issues.

 

Emily Barwell

 

Emily is an associate in the US team who specializes in data protection and technology contracts.

 

Emily originally joined Osborne Clarke as an associate in the commercial team in Bristol in November 2019, but now works as part of our US team providing in-time-zone UK legal support to global and expanding companies. She has previously worked on international projects providing data protection advice and supported a number of IP and corporate transactions.

 

Emily’s experience includes advising a wide range of companies, from international global organisations to SMEs on a range of commercial, intellectual property and data protection issues. She has worked closely with companies in the software, gaming, entertainment, automotive and energy industries.

 

She also has specialist experience on advising on alternative data sharing arrangements and on legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence. As part of Emily’s work on artificial intelligence, she has contributed to the published IEEE Standard for Transparency of Autonomous Systems.

 

Emily has previously spoken at a number of conferences and webinars including speaking at the Information Law and Policy Centre’s annual conference and at the Society for Computers and Law.

Title:
Blockchain in the Metaverse – On Tokens, Coins, and the International Regulatory Challenges Ahead

Time:
Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Blockchain in the Metaverse – On Tokens, Coins, and the International Regulatory Challenges Ahead

About the Event

You don’t have to rename your company to get in on the trend that everyone is talking about as the future evolution of the Internet as we’ve gotten used to it. More immersive, more all-encompassing, the Metaverse, as a concept, is rife with opportunities for anyone with a digital business model. The ways we will interact and transact digitally, and in which we acquire and use real and digital property, are being reshaped by new technologies.

 

Join us at 12pm ET on Thursday, October 27, 2022 for the next edition of our IHC Deep Dives Series, as Karima Lachgar, Felix Hilgert and Emily Barwell of international legal practice Osborne Clarke, will take you through the basics of Metaverses and their general regulation in Europe, the role of NFTs for industries as diverse as fashion and real estate, and the myriad of financial regulations and tax considerations applicable to blockchain-based digital currencies.

 

Discuss topics include:

 

– How current iterations of the Metaverse idea are regulated abroad

– The role of digital property in developing metaverse cultures, and the associated legal challenges

– Mining, Staking and other terms that don’t mean what you think they do

– The different approaches of the EU and individual Member States to blockchain regulation and taxation

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for in-house counsel who manage or oversee intellectual property law-related issues for domestic and international companies and who want to learn more about the Metaverse and its impact in non-US countries.

 

There is NO COST to attend this program!

This program, including any CLE credit, is FREE thanks to our fantastic sponsor, Osborne Clarke!

 

CLE Information

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: PA, CA

This program is pending CLE credit in the following states:  NY, IL, TN, TX, OH, MN, NC, WA, GA, IN, KY, MO, CO

This program is pending CPD credit by the Law Societies of British Columbia and Ontario. For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your annual Continuing Professional Development Plan.

This program is pending CLE credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: AZ, CT, FL, ME, MT, NJ, & ND.

This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

 

Recording
This event will be recorded and posted within 10 days after the event, along with the presentation slides. Note, the recording is NOT CLE eligible.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2022, via Live Zoom Video Conference
12:00 pm – 1:30 ET: Live Presentation followed by Audience Q&A

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