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Court refuses to enforce foreign arbitration award against cryptocurrency exchange user

September 29, 2023

Discussing the Court's decision in Payward Inc and Others v Chechetkin [2023] EWHC 1780 (Comm).

Discussing the Law Commission’s Digital assets: Final report

August 22, 2023

Adam Sanitt has written a briefing discussing the highly anticipated Law Commission’s Digital assets: Final report.

Proprietary injunction against a crypto-exchange? Not so fast…

June 08, 2023

Discussing the first reported decision in which freezing injunctions relating to misappropriation of crypto-assets initially granted on a without notice basis have been discharged by the High Court on their return date.

Tulip Trading litigation: Do bitcoin developers owe a fiduciary duty to users?

May 30, 2023

Discussing the latest decision in the Tulip Trading v van der Laan litigation.

Banking Litigation Trends

February 01, 2023

Our Banking Litigation Trends publication summarising the trends we saw in 2022, and the key risks we anticipate banks and financial institutions may face in 2023.

High Court assists alleged victim of crypto-theft to seek recovery

December 02, 2022

In LMN v Bitflyer Holdings Inc and others [2022] EWHC 2954 (Comm), the High Court granted powerful ‘information orders’ under the court’s Norwich Pharmacal and Bankers Trust jurisdiction against cryptocurrency exchanges that are competitors to the claimant-applicant LMN.

The Law Commission's 'data objects': Digital assets as a new property class

August 01, 2022

A consultation paper lays the foundation for treating digital assets as legal property under English law

Collapse of another algorithmic stablecoin highlights litigation risks for investors

May 30, 2022

A discussion of potential causes of action that may arise from both algorithmic and traditional asset-backed stablecoins and sets out the risk factors associated with litigation involving blockchain technology.

Smart legal contracts on the FinTech Pulse podcast

April 14, 2022

Adam Sanitt and Jonathan Hawkins joined this month’s episode of our firm’s FinTech Pulse podcast to discuss how a recent investigation by the UK law commission into how the current law of contract applies to smart legal contracts.

The High Court considers whether security for costs can be provided in cryptocurrency

March 01, 2022

While the High Court declined to order security in bitcoin, the decision leaves the door open to future applications.