A law professor from the University of Luxembourg has joined forces with professors at the University of Hong Kong and the University of New South Wales in Sydney to research the law and regulation of financial technology, commonly known as FinTech.

Professor Dirk Zetzsche, ADA Chair in financial law and inclusive finance at the University of Luxembourg, said smartly regulating financial innovation “requires all stakeholders – the financial sector, start-ups, regulators and academics – to understand technology and law”.

The three FinTech and regulatory technology (RegTech) experts embarked on their collaboration earlier this year and in cooperation with the founder of SuperCharger Fin Tech Accelerator – a competitive start-up incubator in Hong Kong, have now produced four papers on the research.

They include the impact of big data on the financial system, the challenges of regulating FinTech, a theory of smart regulation that considers different regulatory tools and their role in enabling or restricting innovation as well as an analysis of liability risk and its impact on the use and set-up of blockchain

The three professors, alongside other renowned researchers and FinTech regulators, will present their work at the third annual FinTech Conference organised by the University of Luxembourg’s Research Unit in Law on October 9.

(Heledd Pritchard, [email protected], +352 49 93 459)

/ Luxemburger Wort

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