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Making Heads or Tails of Cryptocurrency

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Date: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Biltmore Hotel & Suites Silicon Valley, 2151 Laurelwood Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Registration closes on: Monday, Nov 27, 2017 3:00 PM

Making Heads or Tails of Cryptocurrency

1. General overview of cryptocurrencies and blockchains.
2. Discussion of Initial Coin Offerings.
3. Overview of the regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings.
4. Our suggestions on best practices and practical considerations when considering an Initial Coin Offering.
5. Q&A




 Christopher Forrester
Partner in the Capital Markets practice
Shearman & Sterling

He focuses on the representation of public and private companies and investment banks in general corporate and finance matters, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and strategic transactions, public and private securities offerings and corporate governance and compliance.


Mergers, acquisitions and strategic transactions – Chris has represented buyers and sellers in numerous transactions in North America (United States and Canada), Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the UK) and Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea). He also regularly represents investment banks providing advisory services (including fairness opinions) in connection with such transactions.

Public and private securities offerings – Chris has been involved in more than 75 public and private offerings of equity and debt securities (IPOs, follow-ons and private offerings of seed capital, common and preferred stock offerings, convertible and bridge note offerings, term loans and line of credit transactions), including domestic and international offerings, representing issuers, underwriters and placement agents.

Corporate governance and compliance – Chris has considerable experience representing boards and special committees in complex merger and acquisition and related party transactions and has co-authored a book on fiduciary duties of directors and officers, which is widely acclaimed in the industry. He represents public and private companies seeking to develop and maintain best practices in corporate governance. He also regularly represents companies in their ongoing compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and stock exchange requirements.

Chris represents corporate clients across multiple industries, including, technology, telecommunications, action sports, transportation, life sciences, clean energy/renewables, project finance and development, industrial, insurance and financial/banking.



Continuing Professional Education:

One and one half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: Information Technology.

CPE CreditsFEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.learningmarket.org



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Seminar



Biltmore Hotel & Suites Silicon Valley

2151 Laurelwood Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054


This event registration is closed.
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