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M. Ridgway Barker, Partner with Withers LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Crowdfunding in 2019: Trends and Updates

M. Ridgway Barker, Partner with Withers LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Crowdfunding in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch for Live Webcast.

New York, NY, November 14, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that M. Ridgway Barker, Partner with Withers LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Crowdfunding in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch For.” This event is scheduled for December 13, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Eastern Time.

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About M. Ridgway Barker

Ridge is a partner in Withers' corporate team.

He is actively engaged in the full range of corporate and business legal and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance, corporate governance, capital markets (IPOs and other registered offerings, SPACs, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, asset securitizations and credit facilities), private equity and venture capital, equity and executive compensation, internal investigations, and corporate control litigation, among other areas. As a trusted advisor for small to medium-sized domestic and international public and private companies across a whole range of legal issues and business needs, he regularly represents clients on both highly complex, sensitive and confidential matters as well as routine day-to-day needs.

Ridge’s clients span industries ranging from telecommunications, technology, chemicals and manufacturing to financial services and retail.

About Withers

Founded over 100 years ago, Withers is a leading international law firm for global businesses, their equity and debt stakeholders, and the executives who manage them. The firm is one of the largest tax law firms in the world and consists of over 160 partners supported by more than 1,000 people across 18 strategically located international offices.

Its global corporate team has the depth and diversity of knowledge to advise on issues that arise over the entire life cycle of a company, from securing initial investment and raising follow on equity and debt capital privately and publicly, to structuring executive and incentive compensation, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and day-to-day operational issues, and managing complex governance issues, to completing mergers, acquisitions and exit strategies. They excel at working with corporate clients both large and small, new and long-established and domestic and international. With their unique in-house as well as law firm experience, they focus on anticipating issues and finding solutions, efficiently and cost-effectively. In 2017, the corporate group were involved on billions of dollars of projects across industries such as technology, hotels and hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, luxury products and banking and finance.


The popularity of crowdfunding as an entirely new way of financing business has skyrocketed in recent years, as proven by many million-dollar projects that it had brought to life. Now, another emerging major investment theme is on its way forward: blockchain in crowdfunding. With the many opportunities this digital distributed ledger technology can offer, blockchain is expected to grow at a rapid phase in the coming years.

However, it does not come without its regulatory implications and risks. As this method of investing becomes widespread, businesses and their counsel should familiarize themselves with the recent crowdfunding and cryptocurrency trends and updates to keep themselves compliant with relevant laws and, therefore, minimize exposure to potential risks and pitfalls.

In this Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and their counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the regulatory considerations of blockchain in crowdfunding as well as the recent key issues which will impact the compliance landscape in 2019.

Key topics include:

- Blockchain in Crowdfunding: An Overview
- 2018 Trends and Developments
- Legal and Cybersecurity Risks and Pitfalls
- Crowdfunding Litigation
- Best Compliance Practices and Considerations
- Outlook for 2019

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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