Crypto Assets & Blockchain

The emergence of the cryptoassets and blockchain sector has provided companies and individuals with innovative opportunities and new ways to conduct business, raise capital, invest, and develop into new markets.

Given that cryptoassets and the blockchain tech that underpin them are one of the most discussed, yet misunderstood, disruptive technologies in operation today, and coupled with the wide array of differing approaches by regulators and legislators around the world, it is a sector that presents uniquely complex and novel legal issues for industry participants and regulators alike.

Our team of multi-disciplinary lawyers weave together legal expertise along with a keen and current understanding of sector specific issues so that we are able to provide robust, knowledgeable, cost effective and innovative legal solutions to clients operating in this rapidly developing industry.

Our team are able to advise and assist on:

Litigation and disputes relating to cryptoassets

  • Breaches of contract;
  • Mismanagement of cryptoassets portfolios;
  • Tracing and obtaining freezing injunctions and disclosure orders with a view to recovering misappropriated cryptoassets;
  • Disputes with exchanges;
  • Intellectual property issues.

Using fiat funds derived from cryptoassets activity for the purchase of property or other substantial assets;

Wills and Trusts advice in relation to cryptoassets and estate planning;

Compliance and Regulatory advice

  • Reviewing and advising on whitepapers and token mechanics;
  • Advising on token sales;
  • Advising exchanges and other companies carrying on cryptoassets activity by way of business on the applicable regulatory regime;
  • Advising and assisting with FCA registration;
  • Advising on regulatory requirements relevant to cryptoassets and providing legal opinions on token classifications as per current FCA categorisations;
  • AML and KYC compliance advice;

Commercial and Corporate services

  • Drafting and advising on various commercial contracts and agreements involving cryptoassets;
  • Advising cryptoassets businesses in relation to corporate strictures and jurisdictions;
  • Drafting and advising on contractual terms on listing with token platform exchanges;
  • Drafting and advising on token purchase agreements, terms of contribution agreements, SAFT agreements, and sweat equity agreements;
  • Partnership and Shareholder agreements;
  • Joint Ventures.

Commercial adoption and utilisation of cryptoassets;

By virtue of being one of the founding members of Mackrell International, our reach extends far beyond the UK. Through our international network, we have seamless access to legal assistance in over 60 jurisdictions. Our recent cryptoasset and blockchain related work has included work in jurisdictions such as:

  • USA
  • Singapore
  • Italy/San Marino;
  • Canada;

At Mackrell, we are proud to have served and worked with companies and consumers integral to the cryptoassets and blockchain industry. In addition to being trusted advisors to industry participants, we are passionate about the future of cryptoassets and blockchain technologies and how we can apply our expertise for the betterment of the sector as a whole and its consumers.

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