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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.

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.

Smart legal contracts under English law - Part 3: Remedies, Consumer Contracts, Jurisdiction & Governing Law

February 03, 2022

The Law Commission has considered whether the current law of contract can adapt to the use of smart legal contracts

Smart legal contracts under English law - Part 2: Formation & Interpretation

February 02, 2022

The Law Commission has considered whether the current law of contract can adapt to the use of smart legal contracts

Smart legal contracts under English law - Part 1: Introduction

February 01, 2022

The Law Commission has considered whether the current law of contract can adapt to the use of smart legal contracts