3rd IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference

21 May - 23 May 2017

Session information



Closely Held Companies Committee (Lead)
Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee
European Regional Forum
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee
Young Lawyers' Committee


Fintech (financial – technology) broadly refers to the application of technology within the financial industry, affecting how customers store, save, borrow, invest, move, pay and protect money. This includes those companies of technological nature operating in financing (including crowdfunding and crowdlending platforms), payments, investing and risk management, among other activities. In a context where customers are demanding better services, seamless experiences and more value for money, Fintech companies have an important role to play. Although, so far, mainly start-ups have been disrupting incumbent financial system by driving new business models, traditional players are now more focused on the impact of technology on their business. Over the past few years the financial services industry has seen – and will continue to see – technology-lead changes that will shape our daily lives. The Fintech world is and undoubtedly will continue to be one of the forces driving these changes. In this session we will have an interactive panel with key players from this industry and legal experts, who will discuss on the trends and developments of Fintech and will discuss on the most critical regulatory, contractual and corporate issues to be borne in mind when advising Fintech companies.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Alejandro Payá Cuatrecasas, Barcelona, Spain; Publications Officer, Closely Held Companies Committee


Jordane Giuly Spendesk, Paris, France
Johan Lundberg NFT Ventures, Stockholm, Sweden
Franck Sekri Sekri Valentin Zerrouk, Paris, France
Luciana Tornovsky Demarest Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil