Rika Khurdayan

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.

Educational Webinars:

New York. Joint Webinar with OpenFinance and Securitize.  “STO/DSO: from Planning to Secondary Trading.”

New York. Joint Webinar with tZero and Polymath.  “Security Token Framework: Interoperability Through Standards?”

New York.  Joint webinar with Securitize: “Real Estate Tokenization.”

New York.  Joint Webinar with OpenFinance, Harbor and Diginex.  “Slicing through the Hype Around Tokenized Securities.”

Prior Speaking Engagements:

New York. IBM Blockchain Ventures. Workshop: “Double Header: Security Token v. Utility Token; Jurisdiction Selection”

Bangkok. Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission. Workshop: “Structuring digital securities offerings in the US. Regulatory framework”

Hong Kong. C-Block Capital. Presentation: “How to structure and launch STO: top things to consider”

Kuala Lumpur. South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre. Presentation: “Framework for launching digital securities in the US and global modernization of capital markets”

Washington, DC. BlockChainge DC 2019. Regulatory panel: “Is US the best jurisdiction for tokenization? What are the alternatives?”

Singapore. BlockshowAsia 2018. Panel discussion: “Governments taking over blockchain: what lessons can be learned from it?”

New York. US-China Real Estate Forum. Panel Discussion: “Tokenization of real estate”

Ho Chi Minh City. Binance and Asia Blockchain Review Event. Panel Discussion: “Tokenomics: shifting financial paradigm”

New York. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Presentation: “Structuring foreign investment in New York real estate using bitcoin”

Kuala Lumpur. Asia Blockchain Review and Infinity Blockchain Ventures. Workshop. “Digital Securities (aka Security Tokens). How to launch STO in the US and issues to consider.”

New York. NYC Blockchain Center. Workshop: “Real Estate Tokenization.”

Moscow. Skolkovo Innovation Center. Presentation: “How to Launch Compliant Digital Securities in the US.”

New York.Synergy Global Forum, Executive MBA Program.  Presentation: “Regulation of Digital Assets in the US.”

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