SEP 2019

The Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime

Rachel Vella Baldacchino (Associate WH Partners) will speak at the 37th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, on September 3, 2019. 

Rachel will speak on the Roundtable on Regulating the Crypto Economy, part of the special programme “Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: a special presentation over three days on the future of money, blockchain technology and criminal use and abuse”. 

The roundtable will feature a panel focusing on whether and to what global regulatory standards on cryptocurrency & Blockchain are possible and desirable and what role standards can play in improving transparency & regulatory enforcement.

The Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime is organised by some of the world’s leading educational and research institutions with the involvement of numerous governmental agencies, the judiciary, the professions, compliance bodies, and the business world. It provides a forum for the practical analysis and discussion of the real threats facing our world as a result of criminal and subversive activity. The Symposium is run on a non-profit making basis - its primary objective being to promote meaningful co-operation in the prevention and control of economically motivated crime and misconduct.

Full agenda can be found here. 

Rachel is a dual-qualified corporate finance and M&A lawyer. She practices in the firm’s corporate M&A and finance team, and regularly advises on a broad range of corporate finance and banking transactions and disputes, domestic & cross-border private equity M&A deals, principally in the innovative technology, gaming, and financial services industries, including operators falling under the Virtual Financial Assets framework.

Rachel graduated from the University of Cambridge with the degree of Master of Corporate Law with First Class Honours in 2017, where she is a member of Pembroke College. Rachel read law at the University of Malta, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws with European Studies in 2013 and a Doctor of Laws in 2016. She spent an Erasmus year at the University of Bologna.