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.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Global IP outlook 2019: Two steps forward and a look back

2018 posed new opportunities and challenges for IP-rich businesses, with major new legislation introduced in Europe to govern trademark and trade secret protection; significant and...

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Luxembourg's first dip before surfing on the blockchain wave

On 14 February 2019, the Luxembourg Parliament adopted the bill (the "Bill")(*) amending the law dated 1 August 2001 on the circulation of securities (the "Securities Law").

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US CFTC to prioritise cryptocurrency in 2019 Hogan Lovells Engage

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published it examination divisional priorities, which include a focus on cryptocurrency.

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HMRC issues guidance on taxation when receiving and selling cryptoassets Hogan Lovells Engage

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued two pieces of guidance for individuals that receive and sell cryptoassets.

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HMRC issues guidance on taxation of cryptoassets for individuals Hogan Lovells Engage

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has set out its view on how individuals who hold cryptoassets are taxed. It stated that, in the majority of cases, individuals who hold cryptoassets as a...

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