M. Ridgway Barker, Partner, Withersworldwide to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that M. Ridgway Barker, Partner, Withersworldwide will speak at their webcast entitled: “The Ever-Complex World of ICOs Regulations: How to Maximize Opportunities and Mitigate Risks.” This event is scheduled on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About M. Ridgway Barker
    Ridge is a partner in Withers' corporate team.
    He is actively engaged in the full range of corporate and business legal and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance, corporate governance, capital markets (IPOs and other registered offerings, SPACs, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, asset securitizations and credit facilities), private equity and venture capital, equity and executive compensation, internal investigations, and corporate control litigation, among other areas. As a trusted advisor for small to medium-sized domestic and international public and private companies across a whole range of legal issues and business needs, he regularly represents clients on both highly complex, sensitive and confidential matters as well as routine day-to-day needs.

    Ridge’s clients span industries ranging from telecommunications, technology, chemicals and manufacturing to financial services and retail.

    About Withersworldwide
    Founded over 100 years ago, Withers is a leading international law firm for global businesses, their equity and debt stakeholders, and the executives who manage them. The firm is one of the largest tax law firms in the world and consists of over 160 partners supported by more than 1,000 people across 18 strategically located international offices.

    Its global corporate team has the depth and diversity of knowledge to advise on issues that arise over the entire life cycle of a company, from securing initial investment and raising follow on equity and debt capital privately and publicly, to structuring executive and incentive compensation, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and day-to-day operational issues, and managing complex governance issues, to completing mergers, acquisitions and exit strategies. They excel at working with corporate clients both large and small, new and long-established and domestic and international. With their unique in-house as well as law firm experience, they focus on anticipating issues and finding solutions, efficiently and cost-effectively.

    Event Synopsis:
    Early this year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published its new regulatory guidance for initial coin offerings (ICOs). Primarily focusing on tokens, the guidance clarifies how and when ICOs may be classified as securities. Although the guideline offers some clarity for issuers, it fails to address a number of questions, such as the issue of broker-dealers’ custody.

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies related to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), also issued new crypto standards this year. The guidance, if implemented by member states including the U.S., would mandate companies dealing with tokens to follow the current Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML/CFT protocols.

    As attempts to formalize the crypto industry continue, efforts to regulate ICOs will also emerge.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will present an in-depth analysis of the recent regulatory developments relating to ICOs. Speakers will also provide the best practices and strategies to maximize business opportunities bought by ICOs while mitigating exposure to potential non-compliance risks.

    Key topics include:
    • ICOs: Regulatory Updates
    • Common Legal Risks and Issues
    • Practical Strategies to Maximize Opportunities
    • Best Compliance Practices
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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