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 general 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.

Books

Didenko A, 2021, The Cape Town Convention: A Documentary History, Hart Publishing

Journal articles

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

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

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)

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

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

Other

Conference Presentations

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, '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, '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, '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

Didenko A, '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, '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, '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, '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, '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

Theses / Dissertations

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

Teaching Activity

Law in the Global Context

Law of Banking

Banking and Finance Law