European Institute of Management and Finance | Blockchain for Lawyers
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Blockchain for Lawyers

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Blockchain for Lawyers


Some years ago, the first digital revolution brought us the Internet of Information.  Today, the second digital revolution takes its course and as a result the future of every industry, including the legal industry, will face significant transformations. This digital revolution – powered by blockchain technology – brings the Internet of Value: a new, distributed platform that will challenge the current position legal professionals have maintained for ages, as legal advisors to every important business transaction.


Lawyers’ future is changing and those who can foresee the disruptive potential of blockchain technology possess an important first mover advantage.  In a blockchain-based future, lawyers will be service providers on a digital infrastructure. Thus, understanding how lawyers and law firms will perceive their impact on business decisions, is today’s challenge as blockchain legal consultancy is one of the most popular blockchain jobs of the future.


This training course is designed to offer a thorough insight to the emerging, close and reinforcing relationship between blockchain and law.  Participants will examine the legal and regulatory issues surrounding blockchain and its applications.  At the same time, this course invites professionals to a revolutionary way of thinking of the legal profession and industry as a result of the rapidly increasing use of blockchain.  Lawyers will get a glimpse of the countless ways in which they will be called to serve the blockchain industry and its players.


This training course motivates and encourages participants to consider the relationship between blockchain and law in a forward and truly dynamic manner.



Training Objectives


By the end of the programme, participants will:


  • understand what Blockchain technology is about
  • comprehend the difference between centralized and decentralized systems
  • be able to explore Blockchain Features and unique characteristics
  • be able to discuss and different Blockchain’s Applications
  • be able to explore the available Consensus Mechanisms
  • understand what Smart Contracts are and how they work
  • differentiate between public and private blockchains, permissioned – permissionless and Consortium blockchains
  • explore the most popular Blockchain Platforms
  • become familiar with the Cyprus Blockchain Strategy
  • become aware of how Blockchain technology affects the Law and how it may be regulated
  • understand how Blockchain disrupts the Legal Industry
  • know how law firms can navigate the change brought by Blockchain
  • recognize the importance of Blockchain technology for law firms and how it can increase the firm’s proposition value financially
  • become familiar with Blockchain use cases in the Legal Industry
  • realize what legal services are needed by clients in the Blockchain Industry
  • understand the legal issues of blockchain-enabled platforms and blockchain business models
  • be able to provide legal services to clients in the blockchain industry
  • understand Tokens and Asset Tokenisation on blockchain
  • become familiar with ICOs and STOs
  • be able to discuss documentation for blockchain-innovative business models
  • understand lawyers’ opportunities in the Fintech Industry



Training Outline


Introduction to Blockchain

  • Centralized and Decentralized Systems
  • What is Blockchain and how it works
  • Blockchain Features and unique characteristics
  • Different Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms
  • Public Vs. private blockchains
  • Permissioned, Permission-less and Consortium blockchains
  • Applications of Blockchain including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
  • Smart Contracts, their significance and impact
  • Popular Blockchain/DLT Platforms


Blockchain, Law and the Regulatory Landscape

  • Cyprus Blockchain Strategy: Brief review and analysis
  • How Blockchain affects the current Legal and Regulatory Landscape
  • The Law: Regulating Blockchain


Blockchain and the Legal Industry

  • How Blockchain disrupts the Legal Industry
  • How Law firms can navigate the change brought by Blockchain
  • Blockchain Applications for Law Firms and the Legal Industry


Blockchain and the Lawyers

  • Providing legal services to clients in the Blockchain industry
  • Legal Services and the Fintech Industry Opportunity
  • Legal issues of blockchain-enabled platforms
  • Tokens, Tokenisation and how it works in the real economy
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Security Token Offerings (STOs)
  • Discussing documentation for blockchain-innovative business models


Closing remarks and discussion



Training Style


The programme is designed to deliver theoretical knowledge mainly via a lecture supported by power-point presentations.  This lecture aims at delineating the main legal issues that arise at the intersection of blockchain and the law, while providing an in-depth understanding.  Participants will also benefit from feedback at the end of the programme and take away the knowledge gained to be transferred to their workplace.



CPD Recognition


This programme may be approved for up to 5 CPD units in Law. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.


Professionals requiring CPD units to meet the education requirements for an occupational licence renewal and/or for maintaining other professional memberships/certifications which accept CPD in Law are advised to consider training subjects in categories that indicate CPD training in Law.



Who Should Attend


This course is suitable for professionals in the legal industry and/or law students, graduate lawyers, junior lawyers who are in the initial stages of their career and wish to gain a different sphere of the legal profession.


  • Qualified Lawyers
  • Internal Lawyers
  • Legal Services Professionals
  • Graduate lawyers
  • Junior Lawyers
  • Law Students


The course can also benefit:

  • Government Agencies
  • HR Managers
  • Corporate Administrators
  • Strategy Managers
  • Technology Strategy Leaders
  • Digital Transformation Heads, Officers and Team Members
  • Innovation Leaders and members of Innovations labs
  • Project Managers and Associate Project Managers