SCL Sponsored Events – Latest Development in Egypt

October 15, 2018

A second workshop in Egypt sponsored by SCL, in association
with other organisations, was held on 24 September and appears to have been a
great success. We have had a report of the event from SCL Ambassador Dr Mohamed
N. Elguindy, Program Director, Cybercrime Faculty of Law, The British
University in Egypt:

The Faculty of Law at the BUE hosted a workshop entitled
“Legal Challenges of Blockchain” on Monday, September 24, 2018. The workshop is
one of the scientific programmes launched 
by the Faculty’s Centre for Law and Emerging Technologies (CLETs) which
is one of a kind in the Middle East. It aims at studying the legal issues
related to emerging technologies.

In the presence of a number of notable legal and technical
experts, the workshop extensively discussed the organisational and legal
complications of Blockchain in Egypt as well as Cryptocurrency being one of its
applications. The workshop hosted eminent public figures from the Ministry of
Finance and the Ministry of Investment, besides others working in the Financial
Institutions, the Blockchain and the legal field. The opening speech and the
welcome speech were delivered by the Faculty Dean and the BUE President

The workshop tackled the status quo of the legal and
economic issues providing effective suggestions and solutions. Professor Hassan
Abdel-Hamid, the Faculty Dean, stated that this workshop is the third one held
under the auspices of the Faculty’s Centre for Law and Emerging Technologies.
The Dean affirmed that technology and globalisation are the fundamental reasons
behind the change of the theory of law and the traditional concepts. The
workshop has been an attempt to identify the legal and economic challenges
facing the current emerging technologies.  

SCL is also involved with University
of Strathclyde Law School: 4th Annual Postgraduate Law Conference
, taking
place on Friday 26 October 2018 in Glasgow.

SCL is constantly looking to raise awareness of tech law in
jurisdictions beyond the UK that do not have an established organisation
comparable to SCL.