Last Call for Papers for IMF-IIEL Cryptoasset Research and Policy Workshop

As a kick-off to its Second Annual Fintech Week to be held 5-8 November, 2018, Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law will co-host with the International Monetary Fund a two-day research and policy conference on cryptoassets.  The conference—which will gather … Continue Reading

JIEL issue on the WTO and the Digital Economy is Out!

As co-editor-in Chief of the JIEL, I’m delighted to announce the publication of the Special Issue of this year’s JIEL. It offers a selection of papers presented at an academic conference on the sidelines of the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference … Continue Reading

Crypto-Evolved Conference next week

Looking forward to Chairing a panel next week at the first conference focused on the institutional trading market for crypto assets.  I’ll be focused on regulatory issues, and the lineup and speakers can be found here!

Fun pitching in on the podcast: “What is an ICO, and Why do they Matter?”

Depending on who you ask, Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, are a scam, a brilliant new way for cryptocurrency companies to raise startup money, a sneaky way to get around securities regulations, or some combination of the above. What we … Continue Reading

Angst on the future of the G7

The FT not  only has a number of articles–but also a podcast.  One of the more interesting questions will be, of course, is what this means for not only the G7, but other G-groupings.  In theory, the increasingly fractured nature … Continue Reading

SEC won’t change Howey Test (or more specifically, its application) for Cryptocurrencies

There’s been much ado about the SEC Chairman Clayton’s acknowledgement that Bitcoin is not a security.  Much more interesting, however, is the declaration that traditional approaches/views won’t be changed just because crypto comprises a new asset class.  “We are not … Continue Reading

A fresh new look for IIEL

I’m proud to announce a new webpage for IIEL–which coincides with the launch of the brand new webpage for Georgetown’s Law Center, and it’s IIEL portal.  With more tools accessible in this digital era, we’re looking forward to keeping our … Continue Reading

Looking forward to Chairing Panel for Worth Magazine on Financial Risk

I’m certainly looking forward to Chairing a panel for Worth Magazine on the lifecycle of financial risk, regulatory uncertainty and crypto compliance, and regtech investment opportunities. Conference speakers to include former Secretary of Homeland Security, Deputy Director of National intelligence, and … Continue Reading

Financial Times: Trade War more likely with the EU than China

By the end of the week, the European Union will be subject to new US national security tariffs on steel and aluminium, and, as the FT’s Shawn Donnan writes, “Mr Trump last week also aimed the trade equivalent of an … Continue Reading

Law Clinics Aim to Make WTO, Preferential Trade and Bilateral Investment Treaties Work for Everyone

Georgetown Law’s IIEL is proud to participate in TradeLab–an independent, Geneva-based NGO bringing together students, academics, and legal practitioners with the aim of empowering countries and smaller stakeholders to reap the full development benefits of global trade and investment rules. … Continue Reading