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Cryptoasset Litigation

Breakthrough in access to justice for victims of crypto fraud

Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli and Sandton Capital collaborate to help victims of crypto-related fraud overcome access to justice hurdles. While crypto-related fraud reached an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14bn over the course of the year*, up 79% on the previous year, matters brought before courts remain comparatively low, in large part due to a lack of funding options for otherwise meritorious lower-value claims. Under the new collaboration, Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli have established a triage system for the initial assessment of claims, with investigatory and corporate intelligence expertise then deployed to contextualise claims for legal assessment. Meritorious claims will be assessed and…

Commercial, News, Financial Services 27 Apr, 2022


Cryptoasset Update – April 2022

There have been a number of recent cases concerning cryptoassets, many of which will have an impact on the legal landscape going forward. Chloë Bell provides an update on cases and developments. The attached article, Cryptoassets Update, provides an update on cryptoasset cases and industry developments in recent months. It also includes an update on member activity in this specialist area of law. Case Updates In this article, the following cases are summarised: Wang v Darby [2021] EWHC 3054 (Comm) 17 November 2021Sally Jayne Danisz v Persons Unknown and others [2022] EWHC 280 (QB) 5 January 2022Mr Dollar Bill v Maxim Vasilvsky, Huobi and others (unreported) 14 January 2022Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and Others [2022] EWHC…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, Commercial, News 8 Apr, 2022

Decrypting the Situs – Conflicts of Laws Challenges in Cryptoasset Litigation

Chloë Bell and Joshua Cainer consider cryptoasset litigation and the challenges that litigation with a foreign element present in their latest article entitled “Decrypting the Situs – Conflicts of Laws Challenges in Cryptoasset Litigation”. Litigation involving cryptoassets will frequently have a foreign element to it. Conflicts of laws rules will therefore be highly relevant to resolving such disputes. The article below focuses on, first, outlining what features of cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (‘DLT’), the technology on which cryptoassets depend for their existence, give rise to difficulties in private international law. Secondly, it gives an overview of the key methodological questions which need to be resolved at the outset of an analysis of private international law issues. The third and…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 25 Oct, 2020

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