Blockchain technology to impact financial services sector

Blockchain technology has the potential to improve client’s end-to-end experience but the legal profession must consider its regulation, according to Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers. Nick Abrahams, APAC head of technology and innovation, told those gathered at Norton Rose Fulbright’s Unlocking the Blockchain event last week that “Blockchain will radically impact the financial services sector”. Mr Abrahams – along with Norton Rose Fulbright consultant Tessa Hoser and senior representatives from ASIC, CBA and the ASX – were part of a panel discussion about blockchain technology and regulation at the event. The session focused on the potential applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and the key legal and regulatory considerations for […]


UK experts kick off week of FinTech in Australia

Chris Woolard and Shaul David bring cutting-edge insight and expertise on FinTech regulation and innovation to Australian audiences. Chris Woolard, Director of Strategy and Competition at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and UK Trade and Investment’s FinTech specialist Shaul David are in Australia this week to take part in a range of events to strengthen links with the Australian FinTech community. Both visitors spoke at UK Trade and Investment’s sell-out event on FinTech Innovation and Regulation at Sydney’s FinTech hub, Stone & Chalk, this evening. The event attracted over 150 of Sydney’s brightest in FinTech and focused on navigating the regulatory challenges facing both Australia and the UK. Earlier […]