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.
What does my organization need to watch out for with ChatGPT?
May 12, 2023
Our Information governance, privacy and cybersecurity team have written an article discussing the rise of ChatGPT.
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  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.
Law Commission proposal on electronic trade documents
May 03, 2022
A significant demonstration of their approach to new technology and a new era for trade finance
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.
High Court rejects claim blockchain developers owe duties to users
March 31, 2022
The latest instalment in the Tulip Trading v Bitcoin Association litigation has been greeted with relief by many in the blockchain community, after the High Court threw out a claim that bitcoin developers (including several bitcoin forks) owed a duty of care or a fiduciary duty to an alleged owner of bitcoin. But the Court did not rule out duties being owed in other circumstances – distributed ledger technology developers, miners and users should all beware that the risk of unexpected liability has not been completely eliminated.
Spotting and managing litigation risk in DeFi
March 22, 2022
As published in the International Journal of Blockchain Law, our New York and London Commercial Disputes teams have collaborated to consider how you can spot and manage litigation risk in DeFi.