Over the past years, Multilaw has been ranked as an Elite network by Chambers Global and during a conference you can see why: The content is invariably excellent: In this meeting Scott Kennedy from the Belfast office gave the historical context to the Backstop problem which is holding up the Brexit deal whereas Pat Saini, an immigration specialist from Pennington Manches in London gave an overview of the everyday challenges faced by employers and their lawyers in view of the current state of uncertainty.
An afternoon panel discussed current trends in Fintech, the opportunities and challenges for traditional banks and the legal challenges surrounding the implementation of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD 2). The panel was composed of Fintech lawyers as well as CEOs of fintech companies and an AI and Financial Analyst. An animated discussion about the issues surrounding payment authentication ensued.
The conference brought together legal professionals from different European countries, Middle East and Africa, as well as the Multilaw board members and team. The main areas of practice represented were Business and Finance, Corporate and Commercial Law, IP, Technology and Media, Labour and Employment, Litigation and Dispute resolution and Real Estate. Focused practice group sessions took up most of the second day. Each of these practice groups undertake network-wide projects such as joint publications, webinars and think tanks which focus on common client needs across jurisdictions. The Corporate Entities sub-group has just published an e-guide on the formation and taxation of the most popular corporate entity forms in each of the jurisdictions in which Multilaw has a presence.
Multilaw firms specialise in cross-border solutions. For instance, Clients wishing to get their ICO or STO registered under Malta’s laws but still raise capital in London, can do just that if they have capable markets lawyers in London who will ensure that their offering is compliant with the laws of that jurisdiction too.
As usual, the evening networking events were the highlight of the conference. The group was hosted at the historical El Paulet which provided a lovely setting to an evening of fine dining with friends. The lovely evening upped the ante for the following night - which did not disappoint. The farewell meal was held at a rooftop restaurant overlooking Barcelona’s beautiful beach. The company was exquisite and the food to die for.