Practice

Digital Assets and Blockchain

Blockchain, the software technology that enables the creation and operation of a shared, decentralized database, is changing the way companies, investors, and financial services companies do business.

Whether it’s bringing transparency to a supply chain, reducing risk in financial transactions or defining ownership and value of NFTs, blockchain is much more than a Bitcoin database and markets across all sectors are being transformed by the technology. The rapid growth and adoption among businesses, individuals and governments has resulted in a complex domestic and international regulatory landscape.

We have one of the most experienced cross-sector Digital Asset and Blockchain practice of any law firm, with deep experience advising on complex, first-in-kind matters. We are at the forefront of change and our lawyers play a leading role in the development of the emerging regulatory frameworks for digital assets.

Our Digital Assets and Blockchain team are at the heart of the industry. Whether that is through providing briefings, training sessions and webinars to Governments and regulators across the world as they look to implement new regulatory regimes or providing counsel to and founding industry associations such as GBBC Digital Finance, we are there looking to move the needle on the discussion.

Our market leading lawyers and consultants, leverage a wealth of experience and know-how to provide our clients with the best possible service to tackle the most complex and first-in-kind matters arising in the industry. Spanning across all our offices, our team gives truly global representation.

Representative experience

Advising a consortium of international banks developing a multicurrency institutional payments system using DLT.

Advising a major global tech company on an enterprise-grade NFT platform aimed at their corporate clients.

Advising on structuring and various legal issues in relation to the establishment of a pharmaceutical consortium to deliver blockchain-based technological improvements within the healthcare sector.

Advising multiple cryptoassets companies in relation to their compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.

Advised the fund, set up by the founder of one of the world’s largest cryptoasset exchanges FTX, on its US$7.5m seed investment in Cambridge-based gaming developer JustWontDie Ltd.

Advising a leading Asia-based financial institution on an agreement with a supplier to design and develop an NFT marketplace, a generative NFT and a 3D Metaverse World.

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