International bar association debates mobile payment

Mobile payment is a topic close to my heart, so I am delighted to be joining a distinguished panel at the International Bar Association‘s annual conference in Dubai this afternoon to discuss developments in mobile payment from a comparative perspective. The session is being run jointly by the communications, banking and technology committees of the IBA and that theme of the collision of world-views from players in the different eco-systems (traditional payment, mobile and online) is a consistent theme that arises in the business, as well as the legal, context of this topic.

The panel consists of:

  • Yutaka Nakamura, General Counsel, NTT DOMOCO Inc, Tokyo
  • Alessandro Fiumara, Strategy and Business Development, Post Mobile, Rome
  • Odusola Rotimi, Legal Counsel, MTN Nigeria, Lagos
  • Hartmut Siebel, Legal Counsel, European Payments Council, Brussels
  • Samee Zafar, Director, Edgar, Dunn & Co, London
  • Gareth Rowlands, Legal Counsel,  Visa Europe, Foster City
  • Tom Levine, Partner, A&O, Abu Dhabi
  • Rolf, Auf der Maur, Vischer, Zurich
  • me

and will be ably moderated by Marco Dalla Vedova and Ewa Butkiewicz.

I plan to update this post after the session, but if you are in Dubai at the IBA, do come along for what promises to be an interesting session.

(Apologies to regular readers for the recent radio silence. I am in the process of moving to Singapore to set my firm’s first office in Asia – normal service will be be resumed shortly, although with a more international flavour with the regular diet of UK and EU regulatory developments coupled with a view from Asia, as well as general updates).