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

Investing in China’s TMT sector: What should you know?

Many TMT companies have found China a market that is challenging to navigate. The challenges have included restricted sub-sectors, data localization requirements, and intellectual property...

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Abu Dhabi updates crypto guidance

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has enhanced its crypto guidance.

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Watch out: UK FCA sets out priorities for year ahead, including crypto and FinTech

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released its business plan for 2019/20, in which it sets out its main areas of focus for the year ahead as well its supervisory priorities and...

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Blockchain: understanding smart contracts

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U.S. SEC Commissioner concerned lack of clear guidelines is stifling crypto industry

Hester M. Peirce, a Commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has said that the agency's unwillingness to provide clear crypto guidance is in danger of "stifling" ...

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