Financial Law and New Technologies

Course code
E18
Course fee (excl. housing)
€500.00
Level
Bachelor
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New technologies are constantly testing well-established principles of financial law. Investors and other users of financial services can take advantage of new FinTech opportunities to have better services at cheaper costs, but policymakers are struggling to strike a good balance between the need to foster innovation and the necessity to protect weak market participants. How can providers of FinTech services thrive under the current legal framework? How can financial law cope with technological developments on blockchain, new payment services, crypto-assets, crowdfunding, high frequency trading, and robo-advice?

New technologies are constantly testing well-established principles of financial law. Investors and other users of financial services can take advantage of new opportunities at cheaper costs, but policymakers are struggling to strike a good balance between the need to foster innovation and the necessity to protect weak market participants. How can providers of FinTech services thrive under the current legal framework? How can financial law cope with technological developments? This Summer School will connect old rules with new technologies, and will help students understand the main regulatory issues surrounding FinTech. The topics addressed will include:

  • ICOs and blockchain-based securities
  • Crowdfunding
  • High-frequency algorithmic trading
  • Robo-advice
  • Payment services and cryptocurrencies
Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Dr. Matteo Gargantini

Target audience

Graduate and undergraduate students; lawyers, supervisors and policymakers. No previous knowledge of financial law required.

Costs

Course fee:
€500.00
Included:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
€200.00

A limited number of scholarships in the form of (partial) fee waivers for talented students from developing countries is available. If you wish to apply for a waiver you should make a request in your application by describing the reasons for applying to this summer school and how, in your opinion, your participation will assist you in future studies and your career.

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.

More information

Dr. Matteo Gargantini | E: m.gargantini@uu.nl  

Address: Newtonlaan 201, 3584 BH, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2020