Practice

Blockchain and DLT

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.

Representative experience

Advising a client on strategic blockchain, cryptocurrency, and IP matters, including the development of a blockchain solution for tracking IP/Patent assets.

Representation of a blockchain infrastructure client in connection with blockchain, cryptocurrency, and tax advice regarding non-profit initial coin offering.

Representation of CertiK, a verification platform for blockchain ecosystems smart contracts, in connection with its smart contract verification business.

Advising numerous clients in connection with token sales and the regulatory treatment of digital tokens.

Advising a leading retail bank on a payments-focused blockchain project.

Advising a global online payment services provider on the development of new products, business models, and use of digital currencies in the UK and Europe.

Advising R3 CEV in connection with a project deploy smart contract code in connection with high-value financing transactions.

Assisting a bitcoin exchange platform in Germany in respect of authorisation under the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive.

Advising the International Blockchain Real Estate Association on a pilot program using Bitcoin and blockchain for transferring and tracking real property title and other public records.

Advising the corporate venture arm of a leading retail bank on an investment in a blockchain intelligence company.

Published Works

Blockchain: Mind the gap! Lessons learnt from the net neutrality debate and competition law related aspects Concurrences N° 3-2018

Blockchain is one of the breakthrough technologies of our times and has already started to penetrate into various industries across the globe. Given the growing recent interest in big data, ...

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Initial coin offerings could be regulated under new EU crowdfunding rules Hogan Lovells Engage

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss potential new regulations on initial coin offerings (ICOs).

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Gibraltar approves "in-principle" DLT applicants Hogan Lovells Engage

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has given “in-principle” decisions on the first batch of distributed ledger technology (DLT) provider licence applications.

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World Bank launches first global blockchain bond Hogan Lovells Engage

The world's first public bond created and managed using only blockchain has raised AU$110 million.

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Swiss regulator issues factsheet on virtual currencies Hogan Lovells Engage

The Swiss financial regulator has released a factsheet on cryptocurrencies, reminding market participants that even though Switzerland does not regulate the buying and selling of virtual...

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Thailand to develop central bank digital currency Hogan Lovells Engage

Thailand’s central bank is working on a proof of concept trial for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) together with some of the country's largest banks.

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