New appointment enhances blockchain and cryptocurrency expertise

iLaw has recruited a new Senior Associate with expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Allan Murray joins us from another prominent London practice where he gained significant experience in disputes concerning contracts, intellectual property, company director and shareholder litigation and defamation.

However, it is his interest and expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms that will be of particular interest to many of our clients.

Allan is currently advising on several international matters relating to this technology and is looking to enhance our specialism in this area.

Speaking about his appointment, Allan said: “I am delighted to be joining iLaw at this exciting time in the firm’s history as it looks to expand its client base and explore new areas of expertise.

“I hope my previous experience in the various industries with which I have worked will prove useful to the firm and my fellow colleagues.”

Allan also has experience of working with large private and AIM-listed companies working in a variety of industries including aviation, energy, fashion and retail, finance and publishing, which lend themselves well to the firm’s existing expertise in the employment, corporate, dispute resolution and intellectual property fields.

Justin Ellis, a Director at iLaw, said: “Allan brings considerable knowledge of the blockchain and crypto industries, which we hope to use to break further into this innovative sector.

“At iLaw, we are always looking at where the world is heading next so that we can remain ahead of the curve by providing highly tailored advice to our growing number of clients.”

Prior to joining the legal profession, Allan enjoyed a successful career in the media, another of iLaw’s key client sectors, where he spent six years working at BBC Radio in London.