Peter Kerstens

Peter Kerstens advises on technological innovation, digital transformation, and cybersecurity policy and law in the European Commission’s financial services department.

He leads work on the Commission’s Fintech Action Plan and Digital Finance Strategy, and co-chairs the Commission’s Fintech Task Force.

Kerstens has extensive expertise in EU policy and regulation in a variety of fields, including the Single Market, financial services, digitalization, security, foreign policy sanctions, consumer protection, and health and food safety.

He has been a member of the private offices of the Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services and the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection. He is a consummate public speaker on EU policy in his fields of expertise, and has been guest lecturer at the European University Institute in Florence, the European Law Academy in Trier, and Georgetown Law. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School.

Regulating Crypto for Safe Innovation

March 13   |   10AM CT

In this panel, transatlantic experts discuss how the European Union and United States can lead the way on a shared international approach to crypto.

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