This course is designed to introduce you to the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex legal landscape of the financial technology (FinTech) sector. As new technologies and innovations continue to emerge, so do new legal and regulatory challenges. Students will learn how to navigate these challenges and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of FinTech.
Rapid technological advances are transforming the financial services landscape, giving rise to innovative new products and business models that do not fit neatly within existing regulatory frameworks. The emergence of new actors, including start-ups and technology firms, has sparked a challenge to the traditional players in the sector. This dynamic has resulted in disruption of the established financial infrastructure. Notably, entities such as search engines, social media platforms, e-commerce enterprises, and Artificial Intelligence, have significantly altered the landscape of the industry.
The module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory issues surrounding Financial Technology, equipping them to navigate this complex terrain.
In addition to theoretical knowledge, it enhances hands-on competences that are essential for success in the industry: a major feature will be the practical application of legal principles in class. Students will have the opportunity to engage with real-world scenarios, developing the experience and knowledge necessary to advise clients or employers on FinTech-related legal issues.
Upon completion of the course, successful participants will possess a good understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape of FinTech and shall be equipped with the skills to navigate and thrive in this ever-evolving industry.
12 hours over 5 days
Sat 18 Nov - 15:00
Thu 23 Nov - 19:00
Sat 25 Nov - 14:30
Fri 1 Dec - 19:00
Sat 2 Dec - 14:30
This course is one credit--credit/no credit--in Pericles' LL.M. schedule.
Time for home preparation prior to all sessions will be required.
Class participation and case-study groups are expected.
Full attendance is required, although students may miss one class with the advance permission of the professor, if they fully participate in all other classes. Again, attendance in person is strongly preferred.