Digital Disrupters: How Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets Will Impact the Financial Services Industry
Theatre G08, Ground Level
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham St
In this presentation Timothy Spangler will discuss the impact that blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets are having on the financial services industry and the innovation economy. How disruptive will these innovations be on the industry and how can service providers adapt in a changing market? '
Mr Timothy Spangler, Partner, Financial Services Group
Mr Timothy Spangler
Partner, Financial Services Group
Timothy Spangler is a Partner in the Financial Services Group at Dechert LLP, a leading international law firm. He focuses his practice on the intersection of alternative investment management and financial technology innovations. Timothy assists clients with the formation, structuring and negotiation of private investment vehicles across numerous jurisdictions around the world. He regularly advises fund sponsors and promoters on the structuring and launch of hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, as well as with respect to their coinvestment arrangements, internal partnerships and personal investments. On a selective basis, he advises potential investors in private investment funds. Timothy also has particular experience counseling clients on the ongoing compliance obligations of investment management firms operating in a rapidly evolving global regulatory landscape, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Dividing his time between the firm's Orange County and Silicon Valley offices, Timothy also advises clients on the impact of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets on the financial services industry and the innovation economy. Timothy has been recognized by The Legal 500 (US) in the area of alternative/hedge funds, the most recent edition stating that he is “accessible and helpful he brings a global perspective to things.” He has also been recognized in Chambers Global in the area of USA Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Foreign Expert for UK. He is listed in The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Investment Funds in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is also "Recommended" for his work with Investment Funds in The PLC CrossBorder Investment Funds Handbook and is mentioned in The International Who’s Who Legal for Private Funds.