MMag. Dr. Niklas Schmidt, TEP, Partner, Attorney-at-law / Tax Expert, Wolf Theiss, Vienna www.wolftheiss.com
WHAT TRUSTEES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRYPTO ASSETS
The presentation will cover the following points:
- An overview of crypto assets
- The shifting regulatory landscape regarding crypto assets
- The problems of custody of crypto assets
DR. NIKLAS SCHMIDT is a partner at the Vienna office of Wolf Theiss Attorneys-at-Law, one of the leading law firms in the CEE/SEE region. He has been admitted both as a lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and as a tax adviser (Steuerberater) in Austria. His areas of specialization include tax, private clients and crypto assets.
Dr. Schmidt is ranked in band #1 by Chambers, Legal500 and other renowned directories. He is frequently engaged as a speaker at international tax conferences and has held nearly 400 presentations in the last 20 years. Dr. Schmidt has been involved in the crypto space since 2013 – as a researcher, as an investor and as a lawyer.
He has been advising family offices, foundations, trustees, wealthy individuals and banks on various topics related to crypto assets. He is the founder of the WT Crypto Academy, an educational initiative for non-crypto natives over 16 hours ("from zero to hero"), where he has trained more than a thousand lawyers in the last few years.
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