Blockchain for lawyers

Professional Development

Overview

This course will provide an overview of cryptocurrency and the underlying blockchain technology in the context of the legal profession. Examining how blockchain may disrupt the legal profession and identifying the risks and opportunities in advising blockchain clients.


Suitable For

All employees working in the legal profession

2 CPD hours
2 hours
Guernsey

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Learning Outcomes

Having attended this course, delegates will:

  • Understand what blockchain is and how it works
  • Understand how blockchain may impact the legal profession
  • Be able to identify the risks and opportunities of advising blockchain clients



SESSION CONTENT

  • What is the blockchain and how does it work?
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
  • AML/CFT considerations
  • Smart contracts

TUTOR:

Andrew Horbury, Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at BPP Professional Education

Andrew Horbury is Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at BPP Professional Education.

Andrew provides training & consulting to a variety of both financial and non-financial services firms on FinTech, with a core focus on Blockchain and Virtual Currency and the AML/CFT risks presented by them.

Andrew is the Founder of Blackfort Digital Currency Management, a specialist cryptocurrency and blockchain firm and is a Special Advisor on AML/CFT Risk Management for Blockchain Jersey.

Andrew has previously spent time in London, Jersey and Luxembourg working in Wealth and Investment Management for leading financial institutions such as UBS and Blackrock.

Educated at Victoria College in Jersey, Andrew obtained a diploma in law from the University of London and studied International Financial Services (BSc) at Jersey International Business School. Andrew holds an Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency Financial Crime Risks as well as a number of qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.