e-Res 2022

FinTech & Crypto Companies Risk Management – New Legal and Regulatory Aspects, and Best Practices.

15.12 2022

Main focuses:

Risk Management Framework I FIU supervision I New regulation I Internal Control System & Audits I AML Compliance



Hestia Hotel Europa conference center. 
Address: Paadi 5, 10151 Tallinn

Day Moderators

Aivar Paul

Finesto Advisors / Selere

Mari-Liis Kurg

Founder and CEO at Complok


Preventing money laundering in Estonia and globally, risk management in practice and sectror educational technology.


Marko Kairjak

Partner at Ellex in Estonia University of Tartu

Anneli Krunks

Senior Associate at Ellex Estonia

Evelyn Liivamägi

Deputy Secretary-General for Financial and Tax Policy at Ministry of Finance

Viljar Kähari

Blockchain expert at Eesti Digivara Liit / Kähari legal

Märt-Martin Arengu

President of the Board of Auditors

Prashanth Balasubramanian

CEO & CTO of Striga

Martin Schwarz

Senior Account Executive at Chainalysis Inc.


Main topics:

The 6th “e-Residency RISK MANAGEMENT” practical workshop organized by Finesto Advisors will focus this time on Risk Management of FinTech and Crypto companies as well as on the new legal and regulatory aspects of digital finance. Contributes to reviewing best practices on the digital finance market, implementing effective sector Risk Management policy, drawing policy guidelines and encouraging their active uptake by stakeholders and market participants. Best/worst practices and case studies in public and private sector, both in Estonian and a global perspective. In addition, the focus will be on the practical aspects of the supervision of the FIU, auditing of obliged entities and internal auditing, enhancing the risk management framework and internal control systems, and stepping up the prevention of money laundering.


The target audience of the seminar/workshop is: management (owners, supervisory board, management), and AML and ICT managers/employees and risk managers of fintech and crypto industries, banking and other financial sectors. Auditors (extyernal and internal auditors), lawyers and tax advisers, lawmakers and regulators, supervisory authorities, law enforcement, tax and justice authorities, professional and rooftop organisations/associations and other interested parties/market participants in related fields.

8:30 – 8:55

Gathering and morning coffee

8:55 – 9:00

Welcoming words by the Moderators and introduction to the workshop

Aivar Paul, AML expert at Finesto Advisors / Selere

Mari-Liis Kurg, Founder and CEO at Complok

9:00 – 9:15

Opening presentation: „Estonian Crypto Market – Illicit and Risky Activities.”

9:15 – 10:00

Open debate: “FinTech and VASP’s Success Stories and Failures – a New Era, Policies and Regulations.”

Evelyn Liivamägi, Deputy Secretary-General for Financial and Tax Policy at Ministry of Finance

Viljar Kähari, blockchain expert at Eesti Digivara Liit / Kähari legal

Prashanth Balasubramanian, CEO & CTO – Striga

Marko Kairjak, PhD., Partner at Ellex Estonia

10:00 – 12:30

Watch2Gether (online) : FIU’s Information Day for VASP’s

NB! The FIU Info Day (in Estonian) will be synchronously translated into English.

Main Topics:

Encountered in authorization procedures of activity licences;

Deficiencies identified in supervisory procedures;

Compliance with the notification obligation;

Framework for compliance with financial sanctions.

12:30 – 13:30 

Buffet lunch

13:30 – 14:15 

Presentation: “The new EU regulation – Markets in Crypto-Asset (MiCA).”

Anneli Krunks, Senior Associate at Ellex Estonia

14:15 – 14:45

Presentation: “VASPs IT/IS Risk Management in practice. New security regulation: Digital Operational Resilience Act – DORA.”

Elin Nurges, ESAÜ / ElinSec founder and CEO

14:45 – 15:00

Energy break

15:00 – 16:00

Open Discussions: „Differences of Auditing VASPs – Experts role and functions in External and Internal Audits“

Märt-Martin Arengu, President of the Estonian Auditors’ Association

VASPs External Audit (TBA)

VASPs Internal Controls and Audit (TBA)

16:00 – 16:30 

Discussions in workshops

16:30 – 17:00

Summary of the Discussions / Q&A


End of seminar



On-site Ticket 249€ + VAT

* The price includes lunch buffet and coffee breaks and translation service.


On-line Ticket 199€ + VAT

Discount 10% upon registration from one paying agency.

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