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Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva, Partner, Withersworldwide to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

New York, NY, October 12, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva, Partner, Withersworldwide will speak at a webcast entitled: “Blockchains and Smart Contracts: Maximizing Opportunities Live Webcast.” This webcast is scheduled October 15, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Event Summary:

Blockchains have been continuously penetrating an increasing number of functions and industries in recent years. Along with the imminent blockchain revolution is the growing prominence of smart contracts, which are computer protocols intended to facilitate contract processes while also improving security.

Recently, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a primer detailing smart contracts’ use cases, functionality, potential risks, and regulatory landscape. The primer emphasized the need for good governance frameworks and standards to manage the challenges, particularly cybersecurity risks, that are unique to smart contracts. Therefore, it becomes more imperative that companies have a keen understanding of its implications to avoid pitfalls.

In this live webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments concerning the use of blockchains and smart contracts. Speakers will also present the best practices on how to maximize opportunities and overcome challenges.

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

- Blockchains and Smart Contracts – Recent Trends
- The CFTC Primer
- Legal Developments
- Opportunities and Challenges
- Practical Strategies to Maximize Benefits
- What Lies Ahead

About Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva

Vasi is a partner in the real estate team.

Her practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate matters, including assisting private and institutional clients with a variety of real estate transactions such as property acquisitions and dispositions, loan transactions, and title matters. Vasi also provides comprehensive advice on a variety of leasing matters for corporate and private clients in the fashion, retail, and luxury sectors, among others. Additionally, she has represented institutional clients in certain areas of commercial finance, including debt financing and other lending transactions.

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. 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.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC.

The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.
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