Skip to main content


3rd Digital Financial Services Forum

Financial Services Forum 3 header.jpg


In co-operation with the Institute for Law and Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Center for Financial Studies, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer invites you to join our 3rd Digital Financial Services Forum, on regulating the tech in fintech.

The conference will take place on Thursday, 28 April 2022 between 10.00h and 13.30h CEST in a virtual format. Attendance is free of charge.

The forum will focus on the legal and economic issues involved in the advance of technology into the financial markets. Various legislative proposals and regulatory initiatives in the field of Digital Finance have recently been launched at a European level – including on BigTech and Mixed Activity Groups. At the same time, Decentralised Finance (DeFI), NFTs and the Metaverse present new challenges to financial regulation. These developments will have important implications for all actors related to the financial services industry and active across the entire value chain, including banks, payment services providers, large technology companies, investment firms, asset managers and fintechs. The forum will feature key note addresses from the Commission and the European Banking Authority on the ESAs recent response to the European Commission’s Call for Advice on Digital Finance, as well as contributions on DeFi, NFTs and the Metaverse with speakers and panellists from regulators, industry and academia.

The following guest speakers and panellists have already kindly confirmed their attendance:

  • Mattias Levin - Deputy Head of Digital Finance Unit, European Commission - DG FISMA
  • Elisabeth Noble - Senior Policy Expert, European Banking Authority
  • Christian Hecker - Founder of Trade Republic Bank GmbH
  • Thomas Richter - Senior Counsel & Director, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Ilja Gafarov - Financial Technology Innovations Unit, BaFin
  • Markus Benzing - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Theresa Kreft - Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 


Please contact CE Events Team for further information about this event or if you have any accessibility requirements.

Please note that this event may be recorded and may be used on the Freshfields website for marketing and business development initiatives.