Digital assets and blockchain report identifies antimoney laundering and sanctions among key trends to watch

Digital assets and blockchain report identifies anti money laundering and sanctions among key trends to watch

Press releases | 17 October 2022

London, 17 October 2022 — This year has been a defining year for digital assets and blockchain, as governments moved from a watch and wait position to delivering regulatory frameworks and taking strides to harness the potential of the technology, according to a new publication released by global law firm Hogan Lovells.

Digital Assets and Blockchain: 2022-23 Key Trends looks at some of the top issues affecting this space as regulators and policy makers look to balance investor protection with the need to stimulate growth.

Hogan Lovells partner John Salmon, Global Head of Digital Assets and Blockchain at Hogan Lovells, said: “We have been involved in the digital assets and blockchain space several years and have helped clients across a number of jurisdictions and sectors navigate complex first in kind matters. This Key Trends report is a product of this experience and reflects what we have seen as important recent areas of development within the industry.”

Top areas of focus for policy makers, regulators, industry and practitioners this year include:

1. Anti money laundering and sanctions

2. Decentralized finance

3. Environmental, social, and governance

4. Non-fungible tokens

5. Security tokens

6. Stablecoins / central bank digital currencies

7. Financial promotions of crypto assets

8. Market surveillance

9. Interoperability

10. Tax

Hogan Lovells’ Digital Asset and Blockchain practice brings together lawyers across our practice groups and sectors with experience in this area.

Digital Assets and Blockchain is authored by a group of senior partners at Hogan Lovells: Sharon Lewis (Global Sector Group Leader of Finance, Insurance, and Investment, Paris, London), John Salmon (Global Head of Blockchain, London), Elizabeth Boison (International Trade and Investment, Washington, D.C.), Andrew McGinty (Mergers & Acquisitions, Hong Kong), and Leopold von Gerlach (Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology, Hamburg).

The full report can be found here.

Hogan Lovells’ Annual Summit on Crypto and digital Assets for Financial Institutions will be held this year on Wed., 30 November 2022. More information is here.