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.

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France issues warning against using unauthorised cryptocurrency platforms

The French financial regulator has cautioned France's citizens against four websites operating cryptocurrency trading businesses without proper authorisation.

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US House of Representatives says members must declare crypto holdings of more than $1,000

The lower chamber of the US Congress has said that its members, officers and employees must declare any cryptocurrency investments that exceed $1,000.

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Ukrainian police arrests suspects linked to allegedly fraudulent crypto exchanges

The Ukrainian police has announced the arrest of four individuals suspected of running fake cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Poland says cryptocurrency trading is de facto legal

The Polish financial regulator has said that the trading of cryptocurrencies is de facto legal in the country.

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US ethics body tells government employees to declare crypto holdings Hogan Lovells Engage

Anyone working for the executive branch of the US government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, because they "may create a conflict of interest".

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Dark web vendor guilty of narcotics trafficking and money laundering Hogan Lovells Engage

A French man who helped run one of the largest dark web criminal marketplaces on which items were offered for sale in cryptocurrencies has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the...

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