Rika Khurdayan

Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies and digital securities offerings (including tokenization of assets).

Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies, DSOs/STOs and tokenization of assets.

Rika provides strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to a wide range of both established and emerging participants in the FinTech space, and regularly represents token issuers, trading platforms, traditional and crypto investment funds, as well as family offices and managers wishing to cross-over to the blockchain sector.

Rika has extensive experience helping clients structure, negotiate and execute their most complex business transactions, with a particular focus on blockchain and FinTech, from traditional venture financing to digitized capital raises.

Rika was named to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Area “Rising Star” in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Technology Transactions sector and has been involved in many conferences worldwide as panel speaker or presenter on the regulatory aspects of blockchain technology and regulation of cryptocurrencies.

Over the years, Rika advised a variety of clients in their development, acquisition, investment and disposition strategies and helped these clients navigate the multiple regulatory regimes, tax laws and legal systems as they move people, financial assets and business interests across international borders.

Well-versed in global blockchain trends and jurisdictional differences, and passionate about emerging tech, digital transformation, sustainability in fashion, shared economy and human connections/strategic partnerships.

Representative Speaking Engagements:

  • South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre (Kuala Lumpur). Presentation: “Framework for launching digital securities in the US and global modernization of capital markets”
  • Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (Bangkok).  Workshop: “Structuring digital securities offerings in the US. Regulatory framework”
  • IBM Blockchain Ventures (New York). Workshop: “Double Header: Security Token v. Utility Token; Jurisdiction Selection”
  • BlockChainge DC (Washington, DC) . Regulatory panel: “Is US the best jurisdiction for tokenization? What are the alternatives?”
  • BlockshowAsia (Singapore). Panel discussion: “Governments taking over blockchain: what lessons can be learned from it?”
  • C-Block Capital (Hong Kong).  Presentation: “How to structure and launch STO: top things to consider”
  • US-China Real Estate Forum (New York).   Panel Discussion: “Tokenization of real estate”
  • Binance and Asia Blockchain Review Event (Ho Chi Minh City). Panel Discussion: “Tokenomics: shifting financial paradigm”

 

Hugo Sandstrom focuses on business development and has a proven track record of success in capital markets and corporate structuring.

Hugo has extensive experience in the technology space, working for a VC firm and with fintech startups, where he advised companies to efficiently navigate the regulatory environment and identify business development opportunities.

In addition, he assisted companies partnering with government agencies by negotiating contracts, conducting EIAs, and general compliance with agency specific rules and regulations. Previously, Hugo worked at a large consulting firm where he analyzed financial liabilities, best practices and return on investment for major corporate clients.

Hugo assisted clients and partners with business administration, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He has also conducted organizational audits to evaluate governance, compliance, financial controls and administrative systems, and then provided recommendations.

 

 

 

Gleb Zaslavsky’s practice involves investment and startup structuring and support, international and domestic corporate transactions in the blockchain and technology industries, and venture capital.

Gleb assists international and domestic entrepreneurs, businesses, venture investors and startups at all stages of raising capital in the U.S., including security token sales, private equity financing and crowdfunding of blockchain projects. For companies already in operation, Gleb handles regulatory, licensing, IP and transactional issues, as well as corporate governance and partnering arrangements.

Gleb’s past private client practice involved multi-jurisdictional wealth management and estate planning, as well as cross-border transactions for individuals, families, businesses and trusts.

Past and current clients operate and invest in securities-trading, fintech, AI, pharmaceutical, telemedicine, renewable energy, gaming and entertainment industries.

Gleb’s background in corporate and complex litigation and dispute resolution shaped him to address clients’ personal and enterprise needs and associated risks, and work closely with clients guiding them through every project and each transaction.

Céline Moille’s practice involves blockchain, cryptocurrencies and European regulation and compliance.

Lawyer and partner in France, as well as Ph.D in private international law, Céline is also a lecturer at the University of Lyon (France).  She is in charge of Dilendorf’s European Desk.

Céline is well known for her knowledge of legal issues relating to blockchain and new technologies.

She regularly participates in national and international conferences as a speaker and contributes to the field of blockchain studies through numerous publications and collaborations. Céline is a member of the Malta.AI Task Force.

Céline was also named to the List of Leading Women in Blockchain.

She is passionate about new technologies and is actively implementing the idea of simplifying public access to legal services. Céline founded a Legaltech service in debt collection in France.

Pascal Couturier’s 30-year practice and fascinating career encompasses commercial and corporate law, private international law and criminal business law. Pascal’s extensive experience allows him to seamlessly manage multipart corporate law matters, from complex contracts to restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions.

Pascal is founding member and former President of GIE Yellaw, a French business and FinTech law firm. Passionate about technology, Pascal co-founded DodoBank, a LegalTech service providing efficient assistance in debt recovery.

Pascal Couturier is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malta (aka the ‘Blockchain Island’) in France (Lyon, Rhone Alpes) and often presents on the topic of international blockchain issues and regulations.

Pascal is a member of the Commission of the Lyon Bar; President of aVocation, a network of French lawyers; he leads the Yellaw’s Law Student Clinic initiative.

Having worked on hundreds of transactions, Pascal has developed a deep understanding of international commercial mediation and litigation matters. He prevents and resolves conflicts by providing clients with practical legal advice and guidance in international commercial disputes that include contractual, ownership, management and financial issues.

Pascal Couturier is an invaluable addition to Dilendorf’s European desk.

Steve contributes extensive business and problem-solving experience to challenges that may require litigation – or may help avoid it.  Indeed, his perspective on litigation is influenced by his experience as a three-time internet start-up CEO.

Steve served on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign and transition team, and co-chaired the Clinton White House literacy task force Prescription for Reading Partnership.

Relevant Experience:

  • He negotiated the first joint venture between Time Inc. and IBM for an educational software product.
  • As CEO of a tech-based healthcare start-up, he led the company to a successful acquisition by GE.
  • As CEO of an internet media company, he successfully established licensing arrangements with Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, and key hospitals.

Steve is also a best-selling, award-winning author and contributes regularly to influential publications. He is only the second person to have Op-Eds published in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on the same day. Three of his seven books have been best-sellers.  As a litigator, Steve believes that telling a clear, compelling story – to the judge, to the jury, and sometimes to a larger audience – is essential.

For his legal work on behalf of active duty members of the armed services, Steve was awarded the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Services Award for the Military Pro Bono Project. He has advised the Chief of Naval Operations, and was one of the first non-Admirals or Marine Generals to serve on the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Institute.

Adam is one of the nation’s leading young whistleblower lawyers.  He brings with him a special ability not just to litigate, but to investigate – and understand – complex organizations and transactions.  His extensive familiarity with tech issues is built on a computer science degree and work as a software engineer at various startups and in Silicon Valley. He is widely admired as a “pit bull with an Ivy League mind” – a fearsome combination for a litigator.

Until 2017, Adam served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York Office of the Attorney General. While in government, Adam handled a wide range of civil and criminal matters, focusing especially on investigating and litigating qui tam complaints and using the False Claims Act to recover in cases in which the State had been defrauded. Adam drove all aspects of enforcement and prosecution, including investigating, taking testimony, and representing the State in court.

Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Adam was an attorney at the criminal and civil litigation boutique Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. He represented individuals throughout the United States and from various countries in state and federal criminal cases, including healthcare fraud, tax, and antitrust prosecutions. And because New York is home to disputes touching on every aspect of the global business world, Adam also represented individuals and corporations at all stages of civil litigation, from complaint through trial, in diverse areas of the law including common law fraud and consumer protection. Adam was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for litigation.

Adam attended the University of Michigan, where he studied computer science, and spent a year at Tel Aviv University, taking courses in middle eastern politics. After a stint working on cloud computing in Silicon Valley, he attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Levy Scholar in Law and Public Governance. He graduated from Penn cum laude, clerked for Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein in the Southern District of New York, and then spent six months at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Alena Beck provides marketing and administrative support to Dilendorf legal team. She is experienced in helping companies build audience, manage client relations and improve operational efficiency.

Alena was engaged in developing and running successful campaigns for FinTech startup companies, American designer companies, non-profit and social organizations. Her administrative experience extends to law firms in real estate and financial sectors. Additionally, she has overseen and conducted research on departmental organization and niches, promoting a deep understanding about the high standards that should be implemented in professional environments.

Alena has assisted blockchain startups by overseeing community and investor relations – with both US and international clientele. She has been in charge of social media management, press releases, client relations sectors, producing posts and intensive editorial work. Exposure to the blockchain industry and legal environment, combined with extensive marketing experience, allows her to excel in her position and provide invaluable support to our team.

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