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Centre for Commercial Law Studies


Explore FinTech issues on law, regulation and international standards of critical importance to practitioners.

Programme details

When: Date to be confirmed

Where: Maastricht University Campus Brussels | Tervurenlaan 153, 1150 Brussels

The second of our newly-established executive education programmes with Maastricht University offers a two-day programe on FinTech. Covering the core FinTech issues of law, regulation and international standards, this course is of critical importance to those interested in the legal side of FinTech. The course once again, brings together two academic institutions with an outstanding reputation in commercial law.

Programme description

Technology advances at high speed in all aspects of life but with expenditure on computing being one of the highest priorities within financial industry budgets, getting financial regulation right is vitalfor all businesses.

In a evolving market, it is crucial for those practicing in the financial services sector to remain up to date to ensure the best legal advice can be given. This course will provide participants with the tools to build knowhow on the core FinTech issues of law, regulation and international standards.

During the course you can expect:

  • Cutting-edge coverage of topics within technology
  • Analysis on the different strands of financial regulation and technology
  • Summaries on the essence of complex topics, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, intellectual property and quantum computing
  • Highlights from the key case law, regulation, authoritative financial services regulator guidance and international standards governing these specific themes

Who is this programme for?

This programme is designed for legal practitioners, judges, and university graduates in Law. It is also suitable for professionals working as asset managers, in banks and FinTech firms, governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organisations.

What benefits will the programme deliver for you?

Our programme will provide you with:

  • New ways of thinking to perform more effectively in solving FinTech issues
  • An international perspective
  • Insights into the different and same treatment of FinTech regulatory issues in the EU and the UK
  • Tools to reduce the time spent analysing complex legal and compliance problems
  • Unique networking opportunities with practitioners in the field 


Day OneTimings
Introduction 9am - 10am
Coffee/Tea Break 10am-10.30am
Accountability 10.30am-11.30am
Coffee/Tea Break 11.30am-12pm
Machine Learning 12pm-1pm
Lunch 1pm-2pm
Data Protection 2pm-2.45pm
Coffee/Tea Break 2.45pm-3.15pm
Crypto Assets 3.15pm-4pm
Coffee/Tea Break 4pm-4.30pm
Cloud Computing 4.30pm-5.30pm
Day One Summary 5.40pm-6pm
Cohort dinner in the European Quarter


Day TwoTimings
Cyber Security 9am - 10am
Coffee/Tea Break 10am-10.30am
Sandbox 10.30am-11.30am
Coffee/Tea Break 11.30am-12pm
Competition 12pm-1pm
Lunch 1pm-2pm
Trading Platforms 2pm-2.45pm
Coffee/Tea Break 2.45pm-3.15pm
Payment Services 3.15pm-4pm
Coffee/Tea Break 4pm-4.30pm
Quantum Computing 4.30pm-5.30pm
Day Two Summary 5.40pm-6pm



  • Iain Sheridan, MBA (Oxon)

    Barrister and legal consultant with over 20 years' experience advising on financial regulation, especially FSMA and MiFID. His experience includes consulting roles at ABN AMRO, Bank of America, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments and Société Générale. Iain was also the former head of legal (EMEA and APAC) for the boutique FIG investment bank Fox-Pitt Kelton.

    His skill set includes a combined understanding of English law, EU financial regulation, technology and intellectual property rights relevant to financial services firms. Iain studied data science at Oxford and machine learning at Cambridge. He is also the author of the practitioner book ‘Financial Regulation and Technology’ (Elgar Publishing).

  • Martin Šubrt, JUDr., Ph.D., LLM, advocat

    Partner in the leading Czech law firm Rowan Legal. Headquartered in Prague, Rowan Legal regularly wins the national “Law Firm of the Year” award, and is highly ranked by both Chambers and the Legal 500 in the IP and TMT sectors.

    Martin read law at Charles University and University College London. Starting his legal career at Hogan Lovells, he then fulfilled in-house legal counsel roles with ABN AMRO and RBS in London as well as Prague. As a young partner, he also completed the formidable challenge of a PhD on a part-time basis. Martin has been a partner at Rowan Legal for more than 10 years, and is Head of Banking & Finance. His experience covers all areas of commercial law, including financial regulation. 


Price Applicable From/ToFull course
16/06/2022 to 17/06/2022 EUR 2,950

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