Hogan Lovells boosts its technology and blockchain practice with senior hire

LONDON, 3 May 2022 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the addition of senior technology lawyer Luke Grubb to its Digital Assets and Blockchain practice as a consultant in its London office.

Grubb has over 23 years of experience advising on cutting edge technology law. In more recent years his practice has pivoted towards FinTech and blockchain work for financial institutions, investors, private equity firms, digital banks, FinTech start-ups and unicorns. He acts for clients on complex, cross-border technology mandates, as well as data privacy and cyber security issues. He previously held the position of Head of the APAC Technology practice for both Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance, having established their respective technology practices within the region.

Commenting on his appointment, Sharon Lewis, Head of the Global Financial Institutions and Insurance Sector Group, said: “Luke brings a wealth of expertise and experience in helping clients to navigate complex technology transactions. Our financial institutions clients are turning to us for support with the adoption and implementation of blockchain technology to revolutionise products and payments, just as cryptoasset players themselves are looking for support on their rapid growth journeys. We’re delighted to welcome Luke to the firm to further enhance our client offering in this field.”

Grubb added: “Hogan Lovells has a truly global platform from which I can continue to support financial institutions on their cutting edge technology law issues and partner with emerging blockchain and crypto companies as they grow at pace”.

Hogan Lovells’ Digital Assets and Blockchain practice helps clients to take advantage of blockchain's and cryptoassets' huge potential and disruptive impact, while avoiding falling foul of ever-developing legal and regulatory requirements. The firm engages with industry groups, policy makers and government issues on the important issues of the day, including regulators and governments around the world; as well as advising many of the leading exchanges and platforms alongside the more traditional financial institutions who are entering this dynamic sector. The firm has also developed digital tools of its own, such as the Cryptoasset Activity AML Registration Toolkit  and the Blockchain Hub to help financial institutions navigate the legal and regulatory landscapes, and DriveChain, a blockchain-enabled automated technology solution, designed to drive efficiencies within commercial transactions across all industries.

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