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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ICOs not included in upcoming crowdfunding rules Hogan Lovells Engage

An EU Parliamentary Committee has recommended postponing rules on initial coin offerings (ICOs), which would have formed part of the proposed crowdfunding regulation. The proposed...

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FATF calls for co-ordinated action to stop misuse of virtual currencies Hogan Lovells Engage

A global anti-money laundering body has urged all countries to "urgently" take steps to prevent the misuse of virtual assets.

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BIS report analyses the effects of regulation news on crypto prices Hogan Lovells Engage

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released a report, in which it makes the case that the cryptocurrency market is swayed by news about regulatory actions.

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