20 April 2023
International Conference on DAO Regulation 2023


Professor Doutor António Menezes Cordeiro 

Professora Doutora Madalena Perestrelo de Oliveira

Dr. António Garcia Rolo
Dr. João Vieira dos Santos



The CIDP’s Research Project “Crafting Legal Responses to Blockchain-Based Decentralised Business Arrangements and Organisations” (known as Lisbon DAO Observatory) is currently on a path to find answers to the questions regarding the legal challenges and the current legal state of decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) and similar arrangements in order to help shape future legislative action. 


After an empirical first event, where we assessed the status of the industry, a more status quo-oriented second event where we sought to learn how DAOs are dealt with in laws already in force and the thrill of a groundbreaking DAO legal hackathon which provided us with valuable practical insight, the Lisbon DAO Observatory is proud to present the International Conference on DAO Regulation, which will take place on the 20th April 2023 in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in Lisbon, Portugal.


Join us in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon as we gather top-tier scholars, industry players and practitioners from all over the world in order to discuss how should any future legislative intervention, recognition or regulation of DAOs be crafted. This event will include fruitful discussions on the shape of any future DAO Regulation (direct legislative intervention, self-regulation or no regulation?), on major topics such as mandatory decentralisation, legal personality, governance structures, limited liability and ability to contract and on crucial sectorial issues, including dispute resolution, civil liability, tax law, criminal law or conflict of laws. No stone will be left unturned in this discussion!



20 APRIL - 2023 09H30 (GMT / LISBON TIME)



In person with prior registration - (subject to room capacity - 150 seats):
(a certificate of attendance will be issued to participants who attend in person) 


Through webinar zoom on:
Zoom Invitation (Auto Enrollment)



European Crypto Initiative

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum




For further information: inscricoes@cidp.pt