Asim Arshad

Senior Associate

Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Head of Crypto & Blockchain Team



Asim is a Dispute Resolution Solicitor with a particular focus on regulatory, compliance and business law within the blockchain and cryptoassets industry.

As a result of his keen interest in Cryptoassets and their underlying Blockchain tech, Asim has developed a practice specifically tailored to the legal needs of commercial entities and individuals operating in the space. He is often instructed on both contentious and non-contentious matters and has acted for and advised global exchanges, token issuing entities, start-ups , and individuals.

Asim’s areas of practice encompass regulatory and compliance advice, dispute resolution, and commercial and business services.

Asim takes great pride in working closely with clients to provide innovative, robust, and cost-effective legal solutions.

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales (2018)
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)

Recent highlights

  • Acted on behalf of a UK based individual in successfully defending an attempt to recover payments made to him within the preference period by a Crypto lender based in the USA who subsequently filed for bankruptcy.
  • Advised a token issuing entity and P2E platform on regulatory considerations, including FCA token classification.
  • Advised a global exchange on regulatory and compliance considerations in operating their business in the UK.
  • Advised an NFT project on a proposed drop as well as the launch and subsequent issuing of a utility token.
  • Acted for an individual regarding a substantial amount of frozen cryptoassets held with an exchange.