Hosted by blockchain consultancy MLG, the evening serves as a comprehensive primer for lawyers and entrepreneurs wishing to expand their practice into the exciting intersection of legal policy and blockchain business models. The discussions and presentations will also provide value for entrepreneurs who want to be aware of the pitfalls and opportunities present in a space which is still being defined.
The event consists of a panel discussion with British Columbia’s leading lawyers on the cutting edge of blockchain related issues ranging from securities, to taxes, anti-money laundering, ponzi schemes and tokenizing assets. There will also be a presentation on open-source software licenses and the legal issues that surround blockchain business models. Audience questions will be accepted.
Confirmed panelists include:
Ron Segev – A founding partner of Segev LLP, he heads the firm’s technology practice and works with blockchain application development companies, miners, brokers, coiners, exchanges, investor clubs, burgeoning funds, and ICOs;
Gal Smolar – A Canadian and Israeli qualified business lawyer at Miller Thomson, Smolar has wide technology experience gained from more than 15 years of focusing on financing of technology companies and technology transactions;
Maya Medeiros – An intellectual property lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent, Medeiros practices at Norton Rose Fulbright and has extensive experience in artificial intelligence, blockchain and other computer related technologies;
James Leong – The senior legal counsel at the British Columbia Securities Commission, he also works on its Tech Team, often informing the position of the BCSC as to whether a blockchain token should be characterized as a security in the provincial jurisdiction of British Columbia.
Steve Parr – The partner and founder of Parr Business & Blockchain Law, his practice is largely focused on blockchain and business law. Parr advises blockchain enterprises and serves as corporate counsel for Blockchain Development Labs, a Canadian business development and R&D shop for blockchain companies.
The evening will be moderated by Aviv Milner, president of BlockSpace Solutions, which functions as both an educator, publisher and asset manager. Milner studied Mathematics at the University of British Colombia where his passions ranged from microeconomics to political theory to cryptography. He also briefly worked for HoneyBadger, a Bitcoin ATM company, and was a researcher of the Blockchain Intelligence Group.