Dr Anton Didenko

Anton is a Research Fellow specialising in the area of banking and finance law. He is a qualified lawyer in Russia (with a law degree from the Russian Foreign Trade Academy) and holds MJur and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford.

Prior to joining the Faculty, he held senior legal positions (serving as the head of legal support of international operations) at major private commercial banks in Moscow, Russia. In addition, Anton practised as a banking and finance lawyer at a law firm in London, advising on banking regulations and legislation applicable to financial intermediaries in Russia, as well as an extensive range of international financing transactions.

Anton specialises in the area of secured transactions law: he is the author of various publications (including a dissertation on the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment at the University of Oxford) and the editor of the Cape Town Convention Journal. He is also a member of the international group of experts (convened by the University of Washington and the University of Oxford) developing new approaches to the economic impact assessment of international commercial law reform.

One of Anton’s research interests is the rule of law in business. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of law (part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law) in London, where he conducted research on different rule of law issues in commercial context.

Book Chapters

Buckley R; Arner D; Zetzsche D; Zhao B; Didenko A; Park C-Y; Pashoska E, 2019, 'Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and ICOs: Policy and Regulatory Challenges of Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets in Asia', in Brummer (ed.), Cryptoassets: Legal and Economic Perspectives, Oxford University Press

Buckley R; Zetzsche D; Arner D; Didenko A, 2019, 'A Comparative Analysis of the Liabilities Associated with Distributed Ledgers', in Madir (ed.), FinTech: Law and Regulation, Edward Elgar

Conference Presentations

Didenko A, 2018, 'Crowdfunding Mechanics and Regulatory Challenges', presented at Presentation to the Banking Commission and Central Bank of West African States, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 20 - 20 April 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Capacity Building for Financial Regulators in the Pacific Islands', presented at AFI Global Policy Forum 2018, Sochi, Russia, 03 - 03 September 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulatory Sandboxes: Design and Policy Considerations', presented at AFI Global Policy Forum 2018, Sochi, Russia, 03 - 03 September 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulatory Aspects of Cyber-Security in Finance: Existing Approaches and Future Challenges', presented at AFI Global Policy Forum 2018, Sochi, Russia, 04 - 04 September 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulatory Sandboxes and Consumer Protection', presented at AFI Global Policy Forum 2018, Sochi, Russia, 04 - 04 September 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Behind the Buzz Words: Blockchain', presented at FLIP Inquiry Series session at the Law Society of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 24 - 24 October 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'After Bitcoin: Central Bank-Linked Cryptocurrencies and their impact on development', presented at 3rd University of Luxembourg Inclusive and Sustainable Finance Research Conference, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 13 - 13 November 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Central Bank Digital Currencies: Design Choices and Policy Issues', presented at 2018 UNSW – Tsinghua Research Collaboration Workshop on Financial Innovation and Regulatory Change in the Context of (De)globalisation, Sydney, Australia, 16 - 16 November 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Implementation of Regulatory Sandboxes: A Global Overview', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 11 - 11 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulatory Sandbox Concept', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 11 - 11 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Key Considerations in Developing a Regulatory Sandbox', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 11 - 11 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Feasibility of a Regional or Global Regulatory Sandbox', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 11 - 11 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulatory Sandbox Eligibility Requirements and Application Process', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 12 - 12 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Testing, Monitoring and Supervision of Sandbox Entities', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 12 - 12 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Exit from a Sandbox and Next Steps', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 12 - 12 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulatory Sandboxes – Consolidation and Review', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 12 - 12 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulatory Sandboxes and Consumer Protection', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 13 - 13 December 2018

Didenko A, 2018, 'Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in Finance', presented at CBTL-AFI Regional Training on FinTech for Financial Inclusion, Dili, Timor Leste, 13 - 13 December 2018

Didenko A, 2017, 'Priority Rules under Cape Town Convention and Interaction with National Rules', presented at Secured Transactions Law Reform Conference, Leeds, UK, 06 - 06 January 2017

Didenko A, 2017, 'Challenges of Commercial Treaty-Making: Some Lessons from the Cape Town Convention', presented at Radboud University Doctoral Conference, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 12 - 12 June 2017

Didenko A, 2017, 'Development of the Cape Town Convention: When the Journey Means More than Its Destination', presented at 6th annual conference of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project, Oxford, UK, 13 - 13 September 2017

Didenko A, 2017, 'Regulating FinTech: Challenges and Implications for Kenya and South Africa', presented at Rule of law, legal and regulatory challenges for SMEs in Africa, Washington DC, US, 12 - 12 October 2017

Didenko A, 2016, 'The Future of Commercial Treaty-Making: Some Lessons from the Cape Town Convention', presented at International and Comparative Law in the 21st Century: Lessons Learned?, Dublin, Ireland, 10 - 10 June 2016

Didenko A, 2016, 'Challenges of Commercial Treaty-Making: Some Lessons from the Cape Town Convention', presented at The Challenges of Commercial Law in the 21st Century, Durham, UK, 23 - 23 June 2016

Journal articles

Didenko A; Buckley R, 2019, 'The Evolution of Currency: Cash to Cryptos to Sovereign Digital Currencies', Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 42, pp. 1041 - 1094, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3256066

Didenko A, 2019, 'A Historical Overview of the Basic Concepts of the Cape Town Convention (Part II): “Mobile Equipment”', Cape Town Convention Journal

Buckley R; Didenko A; Zetzsche D; Arner D, 2019, 'After Bitcoin: Central Bank-Linked Crypto Currencies', European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance

Didenko A, 2018, 'Regulating FinTech: Lessons from Africa', San Diego International Law Journal

Didenko A; Kemp K; Malady L; Buckley R, 2018, 'Restricted Banking Licences: An Opportunity to Be Seized', JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE LAW AND PRACTICE, vol. 29, pp. 57 - 66, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000430562500004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Buckley R; Malady L; Didenko A; Tsang C-Y, 2018, 'A Regulatory Diagnostic Toolkit for Digital Financial Services in Emerging Markets', Banking and Finance Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 1 - 30, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328118839_A_Regulatory_Diagnostic_Toolkit_for_Digital_Financial_Services_in_Emerging_Markets

Didenko A, 2017, 'A Historical Overview of the Basic Concepts of the Cape Town Convention (Part I): “International Interest” and “Internationality”', Cape Town Convention Journal, vol. 6, https://ctcjournal.net/index.php/ctcj/article/view/11/10

Reports

Didenko A; Didenko A; Ivasikh V; London S, 2018, Getting the Deal Through 2019: Fintech (Russia)

Didenko A, 2017, Regulatory challenges underlying FinTech in Kenya and South Africa

Didenko A; Didenko A; Ivasikh V; London S, 2017, Getting the Deal Through 2018: Fintech (Russia)

Kemp K; Didenko A; Malady L; Buckley R, 2017, Submission on the APRA Discussion Paper on Licensing: A Phased Approach to Authorising New Entrants to the Banking Industry

Theses / Dissertations

Didenko A, 2017, Challenges to effective treaty-making in contemporary transnational commercial law: lessons from the Cape Town Convention, University of Oxford