Speaking Engagement

Legal Insight: The Law and Legality of Smart Contracts

Oil and Gas Smart Contracts Conference 2019

Houston Marriott Energy Corridor
16011 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX

Blank Rome Partner Keith B. Letourneau will speak at Oil and Gas Smart Contracts Conference 2019, being held May 15 and 16, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

Keith’s session, “Legal Insight: The Law and Legality of Smart Contracts,” will take place on Wednesday, May 15, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and will cover:

  • Key law principles and their application to smart contracts in an oil and gas environment
  • Legal perspective: can smart contracts exist outside the current legal structure?
  • Analysis of the most common smart contract legal scenarios, risks and complexities
  • How will legal principles limit the freedom of smart contracts?
  • Forecasting future changes to the legal landscape

The theme of the conference is “Leveraging Automation to Transform Contracts for Oil and Gas” and other topics will include:

  • The future of smart contracts
  • An overview of smart contracts technologies
  • How a smart contract works in oilfield applications
  • From theory to reality: Smart contracts and workflow automation
  • Ethereum and smart contract development
  • Architecture, scalability, governance, and interoperability
  • Frameworks for governance and compliance: data privacy and confidentiality
  • Methodologies to drive data analytics and fraud detection
  • Markets and finance
  • Regulatory and standards frameworks
  • Decentralized app development

For more information or to register, please visit the event website.