In this webinar, Charis Savvides, a renowned blockchain expert, talked to us about this growing, innovative technology and how to incorporate it into our professional lives.
On February 28th, we hosted a webinar on blockchain and its many applications in the tax, legal and financial services world.
Some of the issues tackled by our speaker Charis Savvides included:
- How to understand blockchain technology to properly advise clients on its benefits and uses;
- How to best adopt blockchain technology as a lawyer;
- How to use blockchain to develop your business and reach out to more clients;
- How to apply blockchain to the different fields of law;
- How blockchain can be utilized to build trust between clients and legal service providers;
- The “Uberization” of the legal practice, and;
- A whole lot more!
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Dr. Charis Savvides,
Stelios Americanos & Co LLC,
Dr Charis Savvides obtained his law degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2005. He continued his postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom, with emphasis on International and European Business Law, obtaining his LL.M in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham and his PhD in Law from the University of Sheffield. His doctoral thesis was on competition law and more specifically on the EU regulatory framework on state aids to firms in difficulty.
Before joining our law firm, Dr Savvides was managing director of a boutique law firm in Nicosia, which was founded by him in 2012. Within a relatively short period of time since its establishment, his law firm had been developed into one of the most successful law firms in Nicosia in the fields of corporate and debt restructuring and financial and investment regulatory services, operating three distinct units, i.e. litigation, corporate and investment funds. In 2018, following Dr Savvides' keen interest and awareness over the disruptive nature of Blockchain Technology and the numerous legal challenges lying ahead, his law firm made its official debut in the Blockchain industry as well, as founding member of a consortium of law firms and other professionals, named BL Advisory International (BLA).
Following the merger of his law firm with Stelios Americanos & Co. LLC in May 2019, Dr Savvides became Partner and Head of three Departments of our law firm, namely: (i) Financial & Investment Regulatory Compliance, (ii) Restructuring, Receivership & Liquidation, and (iii) Innovation & Blockchain.
Besides his professional career as law practitioner, Dr Savvides is also Law Lecturer in the University of Nicosia since 2011, teaching European Union Law, Competition Law and Financial Law. Additionally, he is teaching Regulation and Digital Currencies, a law course offered by the University of Nicosia in the context of its MSc in Digital Currency.
Dr Savvides is regular speaker at professional seminars and conferences, where he shares his knowledge and experience about the regulatory status and trends in the fields of Investment Funds and Cryptocurrencies. In addition, he serves as non-executive director in a Forex company and in a private equity Alternative Investment Fund, both regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).