At Forum, we are at the forefront of legal developments responding to the explosion in crypto-currencies, crypto-assets and other forms of financial technology (fintech). New developments in fintech do not easily fit within existing conceptual categories in English law. At Forum, we have thought about and are ready to answer these questions. Our barristers were successful in AA v Bitfinex, the case that established that Bitcoin is property under English law, and have subsequently acted and advised in many other cases in this rapidly growing area of law.
Forum’s barristers have been instructed regularly on Cryptocurrency disputes, especially litigation involving stolen bitcoin tokens. We frequently act on injunctions to freeze digital assets by way of Bankers Trusts Orders in the London Commercial Court.
At Forum, we handle all kinds of cases relating to blockchain technology. We are able to advise on cases involving cryptocurrency scams, price manipulation, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and breaches of regulatory rules.
We also regularly advise fintech companies providing innovative payment services and e-money products on the regulatory obligations to which they are subject. We are used to dealing with enquiries, investigations and regulatory action taken by the FCA and the Payments Systems Regulator.
Members of Forum have established relationships with experts in cyber-security and are able to understand how algorithms may be used or manipulated. Our barristers are also able to advise financial institutions on the growth in regulatory technology (RegTech).