Dr Anton Didenko

Anton is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney specialising in banking and finance law, with a focus on FinTech, RegTech and cybersecurity. He has over 10 years of experience as in-house counsel for major commercial banks in Moscow and as senior associate at a law firm in London.

Prior to joining UNSW Sydney, Anton worked as head of legal support of international operations in several commercial banks and as a Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. His experience covers advising on banking regulations and legislation applicable to financial intermediaries, as well as a wide range of financing transactions.

Anton also specialises in the area of secured transactions law and transnational commercial law: he is the author of a monograph on the documentary history of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Hart, 2021) and the general editor of the Cape Town Convention Journal.

Anton holds several law degrees from Russia and the UK, including an MJur and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Books

Didenko A, 2021, The Cape Town Convention: A Documentary History, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/the-cape-town-convention-9781509939794/

Journal articles

Buckley RP; Arner DW; Zetzsche DA; Didenko AN; van Romburg LJ, 2021, 'Sovereign digital currencies: Reshaping the design of money and payments systems', Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems, vol. 15, pp. 7 - 22

Didenko A, 2020, 'Cybersecurity Regulation in the Financial Sector: Prospects of Legal Harmonisation in the EU and Beyond', Uniform Law Review, vol. 25, pp. 125 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ulr/unaa006

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; 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

Malady L; Buckley RP; 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, 2018, 'Regulating FinTech: Lessons from Africa', San Diego International Law Journal, vol. 19, pp. 311 - 369, https://digital.sandiego.edu/ilj/vol19/iss2/5

Didenko A; Kemp K; Malady L; Buckley RP, 2018, 'Restricted Banking Licences: An Opportunity to Be Seized', Journal of Banking & Finance Law and Practice, vol. 29, pp. 57 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3146666

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

Didenko A, 'Cybersecurity Regulation in Singapore’s Financial Sector: Protecting FinTech ‘ants’ in a Jungle Full of ‘Elephants’', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3679678

Arner DW; Buckley RP; Zetzsche DA; Didenko A, 'After Libra, Digital Yuan and COVID-19: Central Bank Digital Currencies and the New World of Money and Payment Systems', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3622311

Book Chapters

Zetzsche D; Buckley R; Arner D; Didenko A, 2019, 'Liabilities associated with distributed ledgers: A comparative analysis', in Madir J (ed.), FinTech: Law and Regulation, Edward Elgar, pp. 185 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788979023.00022

Arner D; Buckley R; Zetzsche D; Zhao B; Didenko A; Park C-Y; Pashoska E, 2019, 'Policy and Regulatory Challenges of Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets in Asia', in Brummer C (ed.), Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory and Monetary Perspectives, Oxford Scholarship Online, pp. 157 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190077310.003.0011

Reports

Arner DW; Buckley RP; Zetzsche DA; Zhao B; Didenko A; Park C-Y; Pashoska E, 2019, Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets: Policy and Regulatory Challenges in Asia, http://dx.doi.org/10.22617/TCS190205-2, https://www.adb.org/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-digital-assets-asia

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

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

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

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

Other

Conference Presentations

Didenko A, 2020, 'Cape Town Convention: Commercial Certainty or State Sensitivities?', presented at Security Interests: Airline Insolvency Conflicts Between Commerce and State, Australia, Sydney, 26 August 2020

Didenko A, 2020, 'Australia’s Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox: Old Wine and New Bottles?', presented at Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation Research Symposium 2020, Australia, Sydney, 07 July 2020

Didenko A, 2020, 'The Practice of Settling Class Actions in Australia', presented at Kovalyov Readings 2020, Russia, Yekaterinburg, 14 February 2020

Didenko A, 2020, 'Evolution of regulatory sandboxes: What can Australia learn from the new regulatory approaches to FinTech?', presented at Law Schools Global League Academic Conference 2020, Australia, Sydney, 11 February 2020

Didenko A, 2020, 'Three Catalysts Reshaping Modern Payment Systems', presented at Global Scholars Academy 2020, Switzerland, Geneva, 06 January 2020

Didenko A, 2019, 'How do Regulators Encourage FinTech: Lessons from the Leading Financial Centres', presented at Presentation at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore, 07 November 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Keynote: The Gloves are Off: Libra as the Perfect Catalyst for New Sovereign Digital Currencies', presented at Singapore FinEdTech Conference 2019, Singapore, 06 November 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Growing a FinTech Economy: Three Short Stories', presented at Presentation for CPA Australia members, Singapore, 26 September 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Growing a FinTech Economy: Three Short Stories', presented at Presentation for CPA Australia members, China, Hong Kong, 23 September 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Identity & Governance: Regulation of the Construction and Use of Digital Identities, Including on Blockchain', presented at World Legal Summit 2019, Australia, Sydney, 01 August 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'After Bitcoin: Towards New Sovereign Digital Currencies', presented at Digital Assets Project conference, United Kingdom, Oxford, 26 June 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'AI and the Law - Common Legal Misconceptions', presented at AI and Ethics in Australia – Building an Ethical Framework, Australia, Canberra, 10 May 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'How and Why China Leads the World in Data-driven Finance', presented at CIBEL Global Network Conference 2019, Australia, Sydney, 01 May 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Exit from a Sandbox and Next Steps', presented at Asian Development Bank training, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 16 April 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Testing, Monitoring and Supervision of Sandbox Entities', presented at Asian Development Bank training, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 16 April 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Regulatory Sandbox Eligibility Requirements and Application Process', presented at Asian Development Bank training, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 16 April 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Key Considerations in Developing a Regulatory Sandbox', presented at Asian Development Bank training, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 16 April 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Regulatory Sandbox Concept', presented at Asian Development Bank training, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 16 April 2019

Didenko A, 2019, 'Implementation of Regulatory Sandboxes: A Global Overview', presented at Asian Development Bank training, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 16 April 2019

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 October 2017 - 12 October 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 September 2017 - 13 September 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 June 2017 - 12 June 2017

Didenko A, 2017, 'Priority Rules under Cape Town Convention and Interaction with National Rules', presented at Secured Transactions Law Reform Conference, Leeds, UK, 06 January 2017 - 06 January 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 June 2016 - 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 June 2016 - 23 June 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Didenko A, '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 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

Didenko A, '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 November 2018 - 13 November 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Theses / Dissertations

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

Didenko A, 2020, After Libra, Digital Yuan and COVID-19: Central Bank Digital Currencies and the New World of Money and Payment Systems, Australian Society for Computers & Law (AUSCL), the Digital Law Association and FinTech Summit

Didenko A, 2020, Future of FinTech In Three Short Stories, Australian Society for Computers & Law (AUSCL), the Digital Law Association and FinTech Summit

Didenko A, 2020, Cybersecurity Regulation in the Financial Sector: Prospects of Legal Harmonisation in the EU and Beyond, Australian Society for Computers & Law (AUSCL), the Digital Law Association and FinTech Summit

Didenko A, 2020, A Better Model for Australia’s Enhanced FinTech Sandbox, Australian Society for Computers & Law (AUSCL), the Digital Law Association and FinTech Summit

Teaching Activity

Law in the Global Context

Law of Banking

Banking and Finance Law