Lawyers need to prepare for the upcoming legislative regulation of the digital economy

The Future of Lawyers: The Impact of Legal Tech, AI, Big Data and Online Courts

Lawyers need to prepare for the upcoming legislative regulation of the digital economy

Legislative regulation of the digital economy is already on its way, therefore, to help specialists prepare for the upcoming changes, on April 8, 2019, the 8th stream of the BCL continuing education program will begin training in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. «Legal framework and legal practices for working with cryptocurrency and blockchain projects».

Training on BCL program allows lawyers to professionally deal with the legal support of business and projects in this industry, since the course covers the study of all legal relations arising from the introduction of digital technologies. Students consider legislative regulation, profile bills, regulations of all aspects of blockchain technology in Russia and other jurisdictions.

Much attention is paid to the study of tax and criminal law – students analyze the taxation of cryptoassets, mining from the point of view of entrepreneurial activity, examples of fraud, ICO crimes, etc. The possibilities of introducing blockchain technology into the field of copyright and intellectual property protection are also being considered..

Students of the course analyze the already existing judicial and law enforcement practice: bankruptcy, cases related to the exchange of cryptocurrency for fiat money, blocking of crypto exchanger sites, division of property.

At the beginning of the course, lawyers analyze in detail the technical foundations of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, ICO and STO, mining, smart contracts, as well as their application in practice. In addition, students get acquainted with innovative technological solutions in the field of law, LegalTech and e-commerce..

Students will confirm their knowledge and competencies with a state sample certificate on advanced training of the PRUE. G.V. Plekhanov.

Lecturers will be leading experts from RACIB, IBM, Waves Labs, Bitfury, the Fund «Skolkovo» and other specialized organizations.

The growth in demand for blockchain lawyers will additionally be facilitated by the fact that soon crowdfunding in Russia will also start working with cryptocurrencies..

text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: BCL