Fintech & SmartLaw Society

technological disruption in law and finance

Who are we?


The world is changing rapidly. Decentralised currencies and decision-making processes powered by artificial intelligence are now a reality. The Oxford Fintech & SmartLaw Society (Oxford FSS) is a community of leaders, researchers and innovators who want to explore the power of technologies and make a difference in the world by providing solutions to prevent inefficiency and conservatism in law and finance. The Society was founded in 2017 by a group of Master’s students in Law & Finance to discuss the impact disruptive technologies are having on businesses, legal practice and regulation. Since then, the Society has been actively growing.

SMARTLAW DIVISION

SmartLaw Division

The Society will research and discuss legal technologies and will develop an AIpowered legal expert, which will execute certain legal functions performed by lawyers in the near future.

FINTECH DIVISION

Fintech Division

The Society will research and discuss the impact of blockchain technology on financial regulation, and formulate certain investment principles regarding cryptocurrencies.

Our Activities

AI System

Researching, Designing, Building and Implementing a lawful and advanced machine learning system powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Impact of Blockchain

Researching and discussing the impact of blockchain technology on financial regulation. Formulating investment theses on cryptocurrencies and providing guidance on Initial Coin Offerings.

Numerous Events

Organising diverse events including blockchain and DLT masterclasses, panel discussions with leading experts in the field of fintech, blockchain, AI and legal innovations, and much more.

Events

Talks & Panel

Presentations
Networking reception

Treks

Visit to the organisation
Hands-on problem solving

Projects & Workshops

Workshop training
Team work
Awards

Conferences

Fintech Careers
AI Technologies
Blockchain in Finance

Do you want to become a member of Fintech & SmartLaw Society?

Join this society and benefit from exclusive events and perks which include:
Discounts for external events
Invitations to private discussions
Invitations to various masterclasses

Timeline of our events

find out about our events which happened in 2018

We Have a Great Team

to find the ones who get it right. We trust our future with experts everyday

Youcef Rahmani
Youcef Rahmani

Treasurer

Tatiana Botskina
Tatiana Botskina

President

Selina Cho Yoon
Selina Cho Yoon

Secretary

Paul Oudin
Paul Oudin

Head of Fintech

Samuel Chau
Samuel Chau

Head of SmartLaw

Margot Leloutre
Margot Leloutre

Sponsoring Manager

Odhran O’Donoghue
Odhran O’Donoghue

Sponsoring Manager

Muhammad M. Mirza
Muhammad M. Mirza

Head of Marketing and Events

Shiyi Guang
Shiyi Guang

Research Member

Marina Daniel
Marina Daniel

Research Member

Oscar Borgogno
Oscar Borgogno

Research Member

George Chalhoub
George Chalhoub

IT Officer & Webmaster

Frequently Asked Question

The most commonly asked questions about our society

The annual membership cost is £7.

The Society is composed of a wide variety of people, including lawyers, economics & finance students, computer scientist, mathematicians, etc.

The Society aims to promote the use and applications of new technologies in financial and legal sectors. It conducts research work and develops projects relating to these purposes.

Society members participate in the work of their respective teams (e.g. research relating to smart law, data science, etc.). Every member of the Society is however free to contribute to the Society’s activities that might interest her/him, whether or not s/he is part of the team charged with these activities.

Society members benefit from a unique opportunity to conduct research and professional projects at the intersection of a different disciplines as well as being part of a network of specialists from a wide diversity of sectors.

Absolutely not. You only have to be interested in creative problem solving through technology. Of course, a background in coding will help you understand our work more deeply.

Artificial Intelligence is a broad field involving various ways of using and developing technology to solve many tasks performed by humans. Fintech and SmartLaw employ tech in the fields of Finance and Law to find efficient business solutions. Their aim is to reduce uncertainty, lower costs and increase the speed of many business and legal processes.

This is very much the society for you. Only half of our members are lawyers. We welcome people from all disciples including business, tech, psychology, etc.