Moderator & Panel Debater at DeFi Retreat

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DeFi Retreat Europe

The Inaugural annual gathering for DeFi leaders and professionals in Europe will take place at the magical Estufa Fria in Lisbon, Portugal. The Official Reception will take place on February 23rd. Details TBA. The Panel discussions then start in earnest on the morning of  February 24th.


MK Fintech Partners

Your DeFi Experts in Malta

Our Managing Partner, Dr Justine Scerri Herrera, will take part in the next DeFi Retreat Europe in Lisbon! Take a look at the below to find out more details about the event.

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What is DeFi?

DeFi stands for ‘Decentralised Finance’ and it’s an umbrella term for financial services on public blockchains (such as Ethereum). It acts as a support system (such as a bank) for Virtual Assets (VAs), so that users can borrow, earn interest, lend, buy insurance, trade derivatives, and trade assets in the Crypto world. Clear advantages of DeFi are that it is faster than conventional methods/institutions, it reduces bureaucracy, and eliminates third parties  but it’s faster and doesn’t require paperwork or a third party. In line with all that is Crypto, DeFi is global, peer-to-peer (direct between two people, not routed through a centralised system), pseudonymous, and open to all.

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More about Dr Scerri Herrera

Dr Scerri Herrara is Managing Partner at MK Fintech Partners Malta Ltd. Her Justine’s areas of expertise are mainly in advising and licensing issuers and service providers falling under the Maltese Virtual Financial Assets Regulations (Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain), the Investment Services Act (Capital market players), raising capital, FX, Brokerage, etc, Funds (PIFs, AIFs) and Fintech/Financial Institutions Act (EMI, PIs, etc). Justine has also completed specialised courses with the Malta Stock Exchange titled ‘Securities and Trading’ and ‘Virtual Financial Assets’.

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More about MK Fintech Partners Ltd.

Michael Kyprianou Fintech Partners Ltd. is a Maltese company providing services in the FinTech sector. It comprises a team of dedicated experts who provide services such as Legal Advisory, Crypto Licensing, Token Issuers’ Licensing, Investment Services Licensing, and registrations of activities related to Fintech, Crypto, Blockchain & Data Protection, Investment Funds Services & Banking, Company Incorporations, and M&As.

MK Fintech Partners forms part of the Michael Kyprianou Group, a top tier international legal and advisory firm. It has established an enviable reputation as a broad-based legal practice over the years. Mainly by keeping at heart its principle to always exceed its clients’ expectations. MK has grown to become one of the largest law firms in Cyprus with offices in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos. The MK Group’s international presence also includes fully-fledged offices in Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki), Malta (Birkirkara), Ukraine (Kiev), the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United Kingdom (London), Israel (Tel Aviv), and Germany (Frankfurt).

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