01 Jun 2018

Blockchain Conference Astana to Discuss Features of Cryptocurrency Legal Regulation in Kazakhstan and in the World

Issues of legal regulation of cryptocurrencies, ICO and tokenization, peculiarities of blockchain legislation throughout the world and developments of Kazakhstan in these spheres will be discussed on June 14 during the legal panel of Blockchain Conference Astana.

Deloitte Legal’s lawyer Ms. Caroline Armitage, Senior Manager in the Legal for Tech group at Deloitte CIS Mr. Alexander Tyulkanov and SBH Law Office (Belarus) partner Mr. Alexander Bondar will participate in the discussion of legal topics. The panel will be moderated by Kuna Bitcoin Agency & Blockchain Hub Kyiv founder Mr. Mikhail Chobanyan (Ukraine).

Mr. Caroline Armitage (the UK) has over 12 years of experience working as a lawyer in the UK and more recently in Kazakhstan. She advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues in Kazakhstan bringing a unique international perspective to each case. Ms. Armitage worked for many years on Competition Act investigations in the UK working first in the EU & Competition department at Simmons & Simmons in London and then at Ofgem, the gas and electricity regulator. At Ofgem she advised on a major anti-trust investigation against National Grid, which Ofgem successfully appealed up to the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Alexander Tyulkanov (Russia) is a Senior Manager in the Legal for Tech group at Deloitte CIS. He has over 13 years of experience as a corporate lawyer in multinationals and as an attorney in law firms with a focus on the legal support of high-profile projects for electric, power and transport engineering and telecommunications companies. He advises clients in the Digital Economy and Technology Sector on legal matters related to the use of technology, such as distributed ledgers (blockchain), smart contracts, the internet of things, virtual autonomous systems, robotics, and big data.

Mr. Alexander Bondar (Belarus) is a SBH Law Office Partner. Alexander has been working as a practicing lawyer for over 17 years. Alexander took an active part in M&A transactions, refinancing projects, fund raising, corporate restructuring and legal expertise (LDD) of companies operating in construction and development, retail, manufacturing and extracting, restaurant and hotel business as well as IT companies, banks and insurance companies. He has an extensive experience in the formation and coordination of a team of lawyers in the course of complex projects for foreign, international and Belarusian clients. Alexander’s portfolio includes implemented projects in the field of ICO and crypto consulting in Singapore, Europe, Canada, Israel, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Blockchain Hub Kyiv and KUNA Exchange founder Mr. Mikhail Chobanyan will tell about the current situation in Ukraine in the sphere of legal regulation and related bills that are being discussed in the country today.

Given the novelty of the market, the complexity of the direction and the lack of both professional staff and ready-made precedents in the world legal practice, the legal panel promises to be the hottest discussion panel of the Conference. Join us to identify together with the speakers and all participants the right way of Kazakhstan to the digital economy.

May we remind you that the registration for Blockchain Conference Astana is available via https://bconference.kz/pricing/. See you on June 14 at the marvellous Marriott Astana Hotel.