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Digital assets law and regulation- time for an update?

Nigel Brahams, Partner and Simon de Broise, Senior Associate from Collyer Bristow’s FinTech team were joined by Professor Sarah Green, Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law and Matthew Kimber, Lawyer at The Law Commission, to discuss the latest issues …

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UK will tighten the regulation of cryptoassets this year

The UK government is cracking down on misleading advertising in the cryptoasset markets. The move is in response to concerns that advertisements (which are often targeted at retail investors) can sometimes overstate the benefits of, without adequately warning about the …

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Financial Services Winter update 2021

Private Equity disputes – Clawing their way back? The post-Covid economic recovery has seen high levels of M & A activity, with private equity firms eager to deploy funds following a muted 2020. Nichola Leach discussed whether this is likely to lead to an …

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Financial Services webinar: Whistleblowing, sanctions regimes and launching a digital currency

Join members of our financial services team for this webinar discussing some of the latest issues in the industry. Whistleblowing – a new approach? Employment Partner Andrew Granger provides an update and overview following the FCA’s recently launched “In confidence, …

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance banned from operating in the U.K. by FCA

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been banned from operating in the U.K. by the Financial Conduct Authority, in the latest sign of a growing crackdown on the crypto market around the world. The FCA said  that Binance Markets Limited, the U.K. …

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Fraud and asset recovery in the crypto space

The largely unregulated nature of the cryptocurrency space has, on occasion, made it a target for fraudsters. However, a recent High Court decision might assist victims to recover stolen cryptocurrency and other digital assets. The Claimants had been induced to …

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Bank of England & Treasury announce taskforce to explore UK Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced the creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce, tasked with the exploring the establishment of a UK CBDC. A CBDC would be a new form of digital money issued …

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Digital assets, analogue regulation?

In this webinar our panel discusses the various regulatory issues and challenges faced by those operating in the digital assets and blockchain space, including: The approach of the UK regulators, including the implications of Brexit The FCA ban on crypto-derivatives …

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A webinar update on the latest legal and regulatory changes in crypto

In this webinar, recorded live in May 2020, we discuss the latest legal and regulatory changes in the crypto space, including the Law Tech Delivery Panel’s Legal Statement on Crypto Assets and Smart Contracts, and Crypto Currency manipulation. As well …

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Court confirms status of cryptoassets as ‘property’

The claim followed an instance of blackmail using malware by the first defendant (persons unknown) against the claimant (a Canadian insurance company). The first defendant demanded a ransom of Bitcoin and the Applicant (the Claimant’s UK insurance provider) paid the …

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