On 22 January 2019, we hosted our Crypto Assets event in Frankfurt. Below you can find the video recording and presentation slides.
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Click here to watch the recording of the event
- Introduction: Felix Biedermann, Jochen Kindermann & Harald Glander (Simmons & Simmons)
- Session 1: Vorstellung Blockchain Bundesverband
Speaker: Oliver Naegele (Blockchain Helix AG)
- Session 2: Crypto & Funding – why it adds value
Speaker: Samater Liban (The Sun Protocol)
- Session 3: Regulierung von Crypto Assets
Speaker: Alireza Siadat (Simmons & Simmons)
- Session 4: Praxisbericht (Geldwäsche-Bekämpfung)
Speaker: Mark Vetter (Blockchain Bundesverband, Landesgruppe Hessen)
Jochen Kindermann: Financial Markets, Partner, Simmons & Simmons Germany
Jochen has been advising financial institutions in relation to regulatory work for more than ten years, in particular with regard to compliance matters. Furthermore, he has gained extensive experience in asset management. Jochen specialises in cross-border activities of regulated entities, in particular the promotion of financial instruments. As a former compliance officer and alumnus of the official brokers’ training programme he has gained considerable insight into the day-to-day business of banking institutions.
Alireza Siadat: Financial Markets, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons Germany
Alireza is advising banks and financial institutions on market entry to Germany and passporting within the EU. He is counselling banks, payment and financial service providers on compliance and risk management pre as well as post establishment of their regulated business. Alireza is an expert on legal aspects of the Blockchain technology and Crypto Assets. He is an expert member of the Blockchain Bundesverband, Working group Finance and Founding Member of the Luxembourg based thinkBLOCKtank.
Dr. Felix Biedermann: Financial Markets, Partner, Simmons & Simmons Germany
Felix specialises in advising on debt capital markets and banking regulatory matters. With regard to debt capital markets Felix has long-standing experience in advising issuers, financial institutions, asset managers and other businesses operating in the financial services sector. His focus is on advising with regard to the establishment and servicing of debt issuance programs, standalone bond issuances, liability management transactions as well as hybrid capital issuances.
Dr. Harald Glander: Financial Markets, Partner, Simmons & Simmons Germany
Harald is involved in transactional, advisory and regulatory work for financial institutions, asset managers and other businesses operating in the financial services sector. He is a capital markets, financial services and investment funds specialist advising on the establishment and distribution of open-ended and closed-ended funds, Master-KAG structures, hedge fund regulation and ETFs. He also advises on all other aspects of capital markets, financial services regulation, for instance on derivatives and structured financial instruments, cross-border licences, the registration of EU branches, compliance issues, brokerage and securities trading.
Oliver Naegele: Founder and CEO, Blockchain Helix AG
Oliver is the Founder & CEO of Frankfurt based Blockchain Helix AG. For more than 15 years, Oliver has been an IT specialist and consultant for security, enterprise java, intranet, extranet, infrastructure, databases and virtualization. In this broad fields, Oliver has a acquired a deep understanding of digital identity management and distributed authority. Additionally, he is the initiator of the HELIX LABs in Frankfurt a.M. and of the German wide network FinTech Headquarter. Oliver sees his mission to establish a Digital Identity in the next 3 years, in order to replace or simplify the current wilderness of sign-ons and verification processes.
Samater Liban: Co-Founder and Validator Business & Operations, The Sun Protocol
Sam is blockchain advisor as well as the Co-Founder and Validator Business & Operations of The Sun Protocol. Together with his team, they have introduced the Solartainer® to African developing countries, combining smart meter and blockchain technology and introducing an own loyalty token. This brings more than 50.000 kWh of electricity per year. Enough for currently non-electrified villages with roughly 4.000 inhabitants. Sam is also the Managing Director of the Africa SunTec GmbH and Senior Business Consultant to the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center.
Mark Vetter: Business Advisory AML expert, Commerzbank AG
Mark is a Business Advisory AML expert at Commerzbank AG. He is currently dealing with AML issues related to Crypto Asset business. For more than 10 years, Mark is part of and heading different teams – such as Customer Service Group Services Market Operations, FX/MM & OTC Derivatives Settlements and FX/MM & OTC Derivatives Confirmation Matching - of Commerzbank AG. Mark is a Certified Compliance Professional.
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