14 June 2021 10.15am – 11.15am + Add to calendar Webinar Webinar

Tokenisation Event – How to Tokenise an Asset

Monday 14th June 2021

View slides and a recording of this event here.

This interactive webinar is looking at how tokenisation can be implemented within the Real Estate industry. Attendees will hear from industry experts on the legal and regulatory issues applicable to tokenisation and how this affects member firms.

We will hear a walk through of the practical steps involved from our expert speakers; a compare and contrast on regulation vs a conventional deal; and a view from the fintech industry on adoption there.

If you wish to share topics, challenges and questions before the event please email info@aref.org.uk

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Vicky Dalziel, Associate Investment Director - Real Estate, Product Strategy & Investment Specialists at Aberdeen Standard Investments 
  • Speaker: Adi Ben-Ari, Founder and CEO at Applied BlockChain 
  • Speaker: Charles Kerrigan, Partner at CMS UK 
  • Speaker: Alan Omogbai, Associate at CMS UK
  • Speaker: Claus Skaaning, Co-Founder and CEO at Digishares 

If you wish to share topics, challenges and questions before the event please email info@aref.org.uk

Adi Ben-Ari

CEO and Founder, Applied Blockchain

Adi is founder & CEO at Applied Blockchain. He has over 25 years enterprise software experience, recently leading major deliveries of blockchain solutions for a range of clients across a number of industries. He is widely recognised as an independent thought leader in the industry, and his work has been noted by the UK Government, where he was invited to present at Parliament, the House of Lords, and also in academia at University College London. 

Victoria Dalziel

Associate Investment Director - Real Estate Product Strategy & Specialists, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Victoria is an Associate Investment Director in the Private Markets Product Strategy Team at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Her role within this team is product creation and launch with a focus on the real estate sector.

Victoria joined Standard Life Investments in 2016 where she worked in the direct real estate team as a portfolio manager primarily working with the Pooled Property Pension Fund, a £3.15bn fund focussing on prime UK properties.

She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and graduated in Real Estate from the University of Aberdeen in 2016.

Charles Kerrigan

Partner, Banking & International Finance, CMS UK

The Blockchain Industry Landscape Overview 2018 names Charles as one of the UK’s leading influencers on blockchain. He is the UK’s “recommended lawyer” for blockchain and digital technology in the UK Parliament Hub. 
He is a lawyer specialising in finance and technology. He works on corporate finance and venture capital fundraising transactions for companies, funds, platforms and financial institutions. He works on consulting projects on blockchain, digital assets, AI and automation/transformation for public bodies, policy makers, standards institutions and corporate clients.  
Charles sits on the Bank of England’s Financial Markets Law Committee on Virtual Currencies; he is a board member of the Innovators Board at the Big Innovation Centre, named Think Tank of the Year 2018. 
He sits on the advisory boards of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI) and the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain). 
In November 2019 Charles was a Special Consultee to the UK LawTech Delivery Panel’s Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts. 
He lectures on these topics, including at the LSE, UCL and City University.  
He was a panellist and moderator at the LMA Fintech and Annual Conferences and the ISDA Technology Conference in 2019.  He presented at the City University seminar: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Economics, Finance and Law; and at the Future of Finance: Tokenised Assets, London. 
In the last 12 months Charles worked on two of the largest TMT M&A transactions in Europe; over 30 funding transactions involving IP and intangible assets as the primary collateral; multiple online platform financings; and for over 25 clients with blockchain or tokenisation projects. 


  • The Financing of Intangible Assets, TMT Finance and Emerging Technologies (Butterworths, 2019)  
  • Responsible AI (Co-author, ILTA, 2019)  
  • PLSP – Security over IP (Sweet and Maxwell, 2019)  
  • Cash Pooling and Insolvency: A Practical Global Handbook (Globe 2012) 
  • Blockchain: Industrial Use Cases (Co-author, Navarro Publishing, due for publication 2020) 

Press and Journals: 

  • The Times; The Guardian; City AM; Journal of International Banking and Financial Law; Bloomberg UK Financial Services Law Journal; E-Finance and Payments Law and Policy; Financier Worldwide; International Accountant. 
  • Recent Feature Articles: 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Equity; Artificial Intelligence and Uncertainty; Artificial Intelligence and Fallibility, a series (JIBFL 2018/19) 
  • Laws and Legal principles relating to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies: A Taxonomy (JIBFL 2019) Tokenisation and Digital Assets: Blockchain in Capital Raising (JIBFL 2020) 

Alan Omogbai

Associate, CMS UK

Alan Omogbai is a Lawyer in the CMS Corporate Funds and Indirect Real Assets team in the London office. The team advises investors and fund managers on establishing, structuring, managing and lending to funds. Alan joined the firm as a trainee in 2018 and qualified into the team in 2020. He has corporate and commercial experience both in private practice and in-house. Previously, he has worked at Veolia UK, Mercedes-Benz and Wellcome Trust, and he was a policy advisor at HM Treasury for two years after graduating from university.

Alan is also an active participant on the firm’s EquIP programme in which he manages accounts for two Funds related clients. 

Claus Skaaning

Co-Founded and CEO, Digishares

Claus Skaaning has a PhD in computer science and has authored 7 patents in the field of AI. He has started several companies, including one in the AI space that he has taken to exit. He is advisor and mentor for many companies is the co-founder and CEO of DigiShares.


Monday 14th June 2021


10.15 – 11.15hrs

Webinar details:

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call


  • This webinar is FREE and open to all staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). 
  • Open to trial members* for a fee of £49+VAT (£25+VAT for FutureGen members).  Trial members should email info@aref.org.uk to book.


You can find details of the sponsorship package here. If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Clare on cwhyte@aref.org.uk.

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Please register using this link, or click the button below. Alternatively you can contact us on Info@aref.org.uk