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For sophisticated investors looking for the next opportunity, decentralized finance (DeFi) offers a new way to invest in crypto assets in an on-demand digital world. However, before jumping in with both feet it’s critical to understand what DeFi is, how it works, its potential return on investment and its inherent risks.

In this session we explore the burgeoning DeFi landscape, outline key legal considerations and highlight strategies that are currently being offered on various platforms.


  • Usman Sheikh - Partner & National Head - Blockchain & Smart Contract Group, Gowling WLG
  • Michael Garellek - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Lee Schneider - General Counsel, AvaLabs
  • Marc Boiron - General Counsel, dYdX Trading Inc.