Tech&Law Breakfast: Blockchain as a tool for corporate governance
Blockchain as a tool for corporate governance
By Alexandra Andhov
The distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, have become a hot topic and number of start-ups and corporations begun to consider how to utilize this technology for achieving greater efficiency, transparency, information protection or simply for lowering the high costs of shareholder meetings and voting. With the increasingly interconnected world, where investments are done across jurisdiction, participating on annual meetings can be extremely expensive and time consuming. Therefore, a new solution that would enable exercise of shareholders’ rights in a secure and transparent way, would be highly valuable. This project provides an analysis on opportunities and potential challenges of using private blockchain for the purposes of shareholder voting.
Alexandra Andhov is an Assistant Professor of Corporate law at CEVIA – Centre for Enterprise Liability. In 2019 she has been a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell Law School in the United States. Alexandra’s main areas of research are corporate law, capital market law, corporate social responsibility and contract law.
|08:45 – 09:00||Doors open, coffee, tea, croissants etc.|
|09:00 – 09:30||Research presentation|
|09:30 – 09:40||Q&A|