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Financial Innovation and Regulation

Friday, August 25, 2017

Time and Location

Friday, 08/25/2017
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Remarks and Discussion:   7:00-8:00 pm
Q&A:  8:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.
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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

What is happening now in securities, futures and derivatives law? Nancy Liao and Andrew Verstein will discuss recent events and emerging trends in securities, futures, and derivatives. They will focus on what is new: a new administration, new judicial opinions, and above all the impact of new technology. Likely topics include: High Frequency Trading and Spoofing; Blockchain and Coin Offerings; Recent CFTC initiatives and Fintech.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speakers

Nancy Liao, Yale Law School 05' (Video Guest)
John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, and Associate Research Scholar in Law

Nancy Liao is an Associate Research Scholar in Law and the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Prior to becoming Executive Director in 2016, she worked on formulating policy and providing legal advice on both prudential and derivatives regulation. Liao was most recently Assistant General Counsel at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. ("ISDA"), where she crafted and executed cross-jurisdictional advocacy strategies pertaining to derivatives clearing. Liao graduated from Yale Law School and Harvard University, where she majored in government.

Andrew Verstein, Yale Law School 09'
Associate Professor of Law, Wake Forest University

Professor Verstein teaches contract law, corporate law, and securities and commodities regulation. He frequently discusses these topics with reporters at the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Bloomberg and other periodicals. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, The Virginia Law Review, the Northwestern Law Review, the Michigan Law Review.

Professor Verstein has previously taught at Yale Law School, Fudan University and East China University of Political Science & Law in Shanghai. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and received his law degree from Yale Law School.

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