Category term report

OFLS Closes Michaelmas Term 2020 with Events on Data Privacy, Digital Assets and Sustainability.

As Michaelmas Term drew to a close, the Oxford Fintech and Legaltech Society (OFLS) rounded out its term card with a trio of fantastic speaker-events. Reaching across fintech and legaltech,...

Category crypto

Traditional Financial Services Provider Will Trade using Cryptos

Fidelity Investment, a financial services provider famous for cybersecurity, recently announced the launching of a crypto trading platform and client services dedicated to cryptos. The firm intends to meet the...

Category fintech

Introduction to Decentralised Finance: Trusting a Trustless System

Does Decentralised Finance (DeFi) trump Centralised finance (CeFi)? This week Michael A. Bentley, an Oxford alumnus who founded Euler xyz, a permissionless lending protocol based on Ethereum, gave his views...

Event Report — Open Banking: A Business Perspective

During our most recent event, Dharmesh Mistry shared lessons from his extensive experience of digitising banks in the UK. With over 30 years’ experience, Dharmesh has been keenly involved in...

Event Report — Fintech 101 : What is Fintech and why should I care?

Data and technology are power. Especially when this ‘power’ is wielded by heavyweights in the financial sphere. In this introductory event, Domenico Piers De Martino, former President of the Oxford...

Combatting fraudulent transactions with Machine Learning

Financial crime has always been a major concern for financial institutions[1]. Combatting fraud requires an expensive apparatus of algorithms, technology and equipment that must be constantly updated. Also, when fraudulent...

Fintech Investment in the UK: Miracle or Mystery?

Even though Brexit problems remain unsolved and many business sectors in the UK are suffering from this uncertainty, British fintech firms seem to be unaffected by this [1]. Those firms...

Data, Innovation and Transatlantic Competition in Finance: The Case of the Access to Account Rule

In our paper ‘Data, Innovation and Transatlantic Competition in Finance: The Case of the Access to Account Rule’, we focus on the EU regulatory effort, enshrined in Directive 2366/2015 on...

Category blockchain

Introduction to Decentralised Finance: Trusting a Trustless System

Does Decentralised Finance (DeFi) trump Centralised finance (CeFi)? This week Michael A. Bentley, an Oxford alumnus who founded Euler xyz, a permissionless lending protocol based on Ethereum, gave his views...

From Micronesia to Blockchain

In the Micronesian island of Yap, there is no ‘money’ in the conventional sense. There are only Rai stones; these are large, round stones which are used as currency, based...

Category AI

Event Report — Robot Directors and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability ‘Insurance’: Adapt or Die

Boardrooms function as the nucleus of the corporate machine, wielding control over the key decisions within the firm. The high-stakes nature of such decisions typically invokes the most human of...

Combatting fraudulent transactions with Machine Learning

Financial crime has always been a major concern for financial institutions[1]. Combatting fraud requires an expensive apparatus of algorithms, technology and equipment that must be constantly updated. Also, when fraudulent...

Category legaltech

Legaltech 101 Workshop Series: The Truths about Law Firms & Technology

Led by Partner Shruti Ajitsaria, A&O FUSE is the Magic Circle firm’s in-house tech innovation incubator. It aims to provide innovative legaltech start-ups with experiential learning opportunities within the traditional...

Legaltech 101 Workshop Series: Student to Founder — The Legaltech Journey

Our Hilary Term Card was kickstarted by the first session of our Legaltech 101 Workshop Series with Chang Zi Qian, co-founder of INTELLLEX, recounting his entrepreneurial journey in the legaltech...

Event Report — Demystifying Legaltech: An Introduction

Demystifying Legaltech: An Introduction, set the new academic year at the Oxford Fintech and Legaltech Society (OFLS) off to a great start. The event, with live demonstrations of legaltech at...

Category event report

AI in Law: Presentation with Luminance

OFLS recently held the final workshop event of its Legaltech 101 Series which provided practical insights into the growing role played by artificial intelligence (AI) in law. The event, held...

OFLS Hosts Social Dilemma Panel Discussion

OFLS recently brought together Jeff Orlowski (Director of the Netflix Documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’), Dr Silvia Milano, Dr Brent Mittelstadt, and Megan Ma (pre-eminent academics in the fields of Law...

Legaltech 101 Workshop Series: Student to Founder — The Legaltech Journey

Our Hilary Term Card was kickstarted by the first session of our Legaltech 101 Workshop Series with Chang Zi Qian, co-founder of INTELLLEX, recounting his entrepreneurial journey in the legaltech...

Event Report — Tech Law and the Modern Lawyer

In our most recent event, Rajesh Sreenivasan, head of Rajah & Tann Technologies, shared his insights of how technology is amplifying and augmenting the practice of law. Rajesh has a...

Event Report — Fintech 101 : What is Fintech and why should I care?

Data and technology are power. Especially when this ‘power’ is wielded by heavyweights in the financial sphere. In this introductory event, Domenico Piers De Martino, former President of the Oxford...

Event Report — Demystifying Legaltech: An Introduction

Demystifying Legaltech: An Introduction, set the new academic year at the Oxford Fintech and Legaltech Society (OFLS) off to a great start. The event, with live demonstrations of legaltech at...

Category regulation

The European Commission’s Investigation against Amazon for Anti-Competitive use of Vendor Data on its Digital Marketplace

On 10 November 2020, the European Commission initiated a second antitrust investigation against US e-commerce giant Amazon, and issued a Statement of Objections in relation to an earlier procedure commenced...

Category ethics

OFLS Hosts Social Dilemma Panel Discussion

OFLS recently brought together Jeff Orlowski (Director of the Netflix Documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’), Dr Silvia Milano, Dr Brent Mittelstadt, and Megan Ma (pre-eminent academics in the fields of Law...