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M. Ridgway Barker, Partner with Withersworldwide, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Regulation in 2019

M. Ridgway Barker, Partner with Withersworldwide, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Regulation in 2019: Trends, Developments, and What Lies Ahead Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 11, 2019 --( 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 Withersworldwide, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Regulation in 2019: Trends, Developments, and What Lies Ahead.” This event is scheduled for August 6, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET.

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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 Withersworldwide

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.


Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are becoming a popular business tool to raise capital, particularly for start-ups. However, along with the opportunities provided by ICOs is the increasing exposure of businesses to the risks of manipulation and fraud in the market. Thus, consequent to its rapid growth and increasing fraudulent activities, regulatory agencies are intensifying their focus on the ICO market.

Regulators and legislators are still catching up with rapid ICO developments, resulting to uncertain regulatory landscape for both ICO issuers and secondary market players.

In this live webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will present an in-depth analysis of the recent enforcement issues in ICO. Speakers will also provide the audience with the best compliance practices and practical tips in avoiding regulatory pitfalls.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

• Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Overview and Statistics
• ICO Business Opportunities
• Recent Regulatory Trends and Developments
• Common Legal Risks and Issues
• Best Compliance Practices
• What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group

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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