IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Blockchain and its implications regarding business law

Wednesday 11 October (1030 - 1230)

Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2


Technology Law Committee (Lead)
Leisure Industries Section


Blockchain technology began as the basis for bitcoin transfers, and is assuming various interesting roles in the transfer of information in various sectors, including health, finance and secured transactions. In this panel, experts and practitioners will explain the fundamentals of blockchain technology, and discuss the private and public uses and smart contracts. The panellists will discuss current issues that intrigue academia and practitioners alike, including the legal effects and applications of smart contracts on the business, the identification of parties, closing mechanisms, confidentiality and liability, and others. Current practice and legislation will be reviewed.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Joost Linnemann Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Membership Officer, Technology Law Committee
Erik Valgaeren Stibbe, Brussels, Belgium


Ian Grigg Block.one, Valletta, Malta
Gabrielle Patrick LLB LEC Knabu Distributed Systems Ltd, London, England; Vice Chair, Leisure Industries Section
Peter Reeves Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Emma Weston AgriDigital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia