Practice Areas: Finance

Industries: Fintech

Type: Abreu News

Diogo Pereira Duarte coordinates Postgraduate Course on FinTech and Regtech

Diogo Pereira Duarte, Partner at Abreu Advogados, coordinates the a new Postgraduate Course on FinTech and Regtech: Consumer Protection in a Changing Financial Sector, which will be taking place from 22 September to 27 October 2023. The course was organized by the IDC/Association for the Study of Consumer Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon in partnership with the Bank of Portugal and the Portugal FinTech.

Fintech has come to put into crisis the traditional business models of banks, investment firms and insurance companies, offering new customer-centric investment solutions. However, while these entities are subject to strict compliance with an increasingly dense body of rules, from which investors indirectly benefit, Fintech takes advantage of a favourable regulatory environment to establish itself and offer, through cutting-edge financial technology and in a competitive manner, services that were previously exclusive to regulated entities. In this context, consumer protection is an essential aspect to consider.

In the course, with an international scope of discussion of matters related to Fintech and consumer protection, students are invited to discuss on issues such as the regulatory challenges of these entities, the existing authorisation rules and the various activities developed by them, with a special focus on consumer protection issues, with an obligatory passage through the crypto-assets market, DAOS, Smart Contracts and some recent legal cases, namely the FTX insolvency.

The course will draw on the expertise of regulators, academics and professionals from different areas who contribute to the current debates on the impact of technology on Financial Law.

More information here.

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