iLaw’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency practice encompasses commercial, regulatory and contentious issues. Our clients include leading cryptocurrency exchanges, start-ups, traders, investors and globally renowned developers of leading decentralised computing platforms and applications.
iLaw currently acts on behalf of several senior executives in federal and regulatory investigations surrounding a major cryptocurrency exchange.
We have specialist expertise in:
- The complex and evolving legal and regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies and digital assets
- Regulatory investigations involving allegations of price and market manipulation, fraud, spoofing, wash sales and other forms of market abuse
- Litigation, including freezing injunctions, digital asset tracing and recovery, both in the UK and offshore
- Data protection and privacy issues
- Company incorporation, financing and shareholder agreements
- Advising angel investors in seed-stage and later stage financing
- Technology development
- Joint ventures including research and collaboration agreements
- Intellectual property
- Creating and issuing tokens, and digitizing assets
- UK Jurisdiction Taskforce Legal Statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts
- FCA’s Guidance on Cryptoassets
- Cryptoassets: AML / CTF regime
- Registering with the FCA as a business carrying on cryptoassets activity in the UK
- Cryptoassets: tax for businesses
- Cryptoassets: tax for individuals
- ESMA Advice on initial coin offerings and crypto-assets
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Litigation Tracker
As one of the co-founding firms of ICLA (International Commercial Law Alliance) iLaw has excellent connections with many firms in leading jurisdictions in the blockchain and crypto world.
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News and Press Releases
- 12 June 2019: Are Smart Contracts the future?
- 17 September 2019: Tom Clark attends the OffshoreAlert Conference Latin America
- 4 October 2019: Allan Murray chairs the SCL Masterclass on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Disputes
- 12 November 2019: Tom Clark lends blockchain expertise to the 8th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference Europe: ‘Busting the Blockchain: How to Trace & Seize Virtual Assets & Evaluate Risk in a Pseudo-Anonymous World’
- 3 June 2020: Payments in digital currencies now accepted at iLaw
- 30 June 2020: Cryptocurrencies and banks – a tale of insurmountable differences?
- 5 August 2020: Decentralized Finance DeFi-ned