Pádraig Walsh moderates panel at ITechLaw 2019 Conference in Dublin04Nov2019
Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh was recently in Dublin to attend the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)‘s 2019 European Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
Held over three days at The Shelbourne Hotel, the conference featured sessions on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data privacy and many more topics with relation to technology law. The panel which Pádraig moderated was held on Friday 1 November; the topic was “Blockchain Enabled Innovation – Crypto and Beyond”. The panellists were:
- Jim Gatto, Sheppard Mullin, United States
- Ursula Johnston, Gowling WLG, United Kingdom
- Dr. Markus Kaulartz, CMS Munich, Germany
- Maria van Duijvenbode, Deloitte Legal, Netherlands
The session, which was the first of the day, was very well received by the audience. The panel discussed the opportunities blockchain technology presents by reference to real use cases and considered some of the regulatory and other challenges to adoption.
About Pádraig Walsh
Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. His work encompasses advice on private equity and debt financings, leading on investment negotiations and completion, and preparing documents to implement deal terms. He also advises on the range of common issues for emerging companies, such as corporate structuring, IP licensing, equity incentive plans, and shareholder disputes. He represents both investors, strategics, and founders.
With clients broadly within the technology sector, Pádraig has represented companies within specific verticals of fintech, insurtech, regtech, medtech, edutech, and cleantech. Pádraig’s practice also includes assisting clients on licensing, regulatory and compliance. His experience in this area has enabled him to advise clients on a number of innovative, complex fintech projects. He is at the forefront of advising on legal issues for emerging businesses using blockchain technology.
Pádraig is a mentor, and provides legal training programmes, for a number of accelerator programmes. He is also a regular speaker at various startup events and a blogger on the tech startup scene.