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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UK government department calls for "Wild West" of cryptoassets to be regulated Hogan Lovells Engage

A UK parliamentary committee has called for regulation of the cryptoasset market in a new report.

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FINRA issues first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies Hogan Lovells Engage

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has charged a former broker from Massachusetts with securities fraud and the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency...

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US SEC hits out at "ICO Superstore" and crypto hedge fund Hogan Lovells Engage

In two separate actions that are both firsts for the agency, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged and agreed penalties with two cryptocurrency firms and their owners.

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Australia to develop new rules for cryptocurrency exchanges Hogan Lovells Engage

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has revealed that it wants to develop a new approach for regulating cryptocurrency exchanges and increase the monitoring of...

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Chinese online courts to admit blockchain evidence Hogan Lovells Engage

The Supreme Court of China has said that it will recognise evidence submitted to the country's online court system if that evidence has been logged on a secure blockchain or distributed...

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EU says cryptoassets are "here to stay" and ICOs are a "viable form of alternative financing" Hogan Lovells Engage

The Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue has admitted that cryptoassets and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are now well established and not going...

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