Blockchain, however mysterious and futuristic it may seem, is already a commercial reality. Its application in a legal context is extensive and set to become even more so. For lawyers being able to understand the technology and engage with clients who are using it will be an essential aspect of practice.
This webinar will look at what Blockchain is, its relevance to lawyers, and the industries where it is currently being used and where it is likely to be used in the future.
- Gain a better understanding of what Blockchain is and the advantages, such as immutability, it provides in a contractual context.
- Learn more about how practitioners can engage with clients who are already using the technology and how it may assist them in advising other clients on its use.
- Gain insights into how Blockchain is presently being used and the opportunities it will provide in the future, as well as some of the risks involved and the ways in which these may be mitigated.
Who should attend?
All transactional lawyers as well as those who may be called on to advise clients who are already familiar with Blockchain technology and are applying it in their industries.
Associate Professor Alex Sims
Department of Commercial Law
Faculty of Business and Economics
University of Auckland
Alex is an Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law and Head of Department of Commercial Law. She teaches a wide range of commercial law subjects.
Her primary areas of research and publication are on blockchain technology (the regulation of cryptocurrenices and legal issues surrounding smart contracts), consumer law and intellectual property law (in particular copyright law).