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Digital assets regulation- time for an update?
Nigel Brahams, Partner and Simon de Broise, Senior Associate from Collyer Bristow’s FinTech team will be 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 regarding digital asset legislation, including:

• The growing uses of digital assets and the related legal issues;
• NFTs and SMART contracts - legal status;
• The recent findings of the UK Jurisdiction task force;
• The aims and current thinking of the Law Commission consultation on crypto-assets.

The discussion will be followed by a Q & A session.

Feb 10, 2022 10:00 AM in London

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Professor Sarah Green
Law Commissioner for commercial and common law @Law Commission
Professor Green was appointed as Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law on 01 January 2020. She was previously Professor of Private Law at the University of Bristol. Prior to that, she was Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Oxford, and, before that, a lecturer at the University of Birmingham from 2001 – 2010. Professor Green has written about a variety of issues including virtual currencies, blockchain issues surrounding intermediated securities, smart contracts, sale of goods law as applicable to digitised assets, and wage theft.
Nigel Brahams
Partner & Head of FinTech @Collyer Bristow
Nigel is a partner in our Corporate department, specialising in transactional and regulatory financial services work, including derivatives, clearing, settlement and trading and also perimeter and specific regulatory guidance. He acts in particular for regulated financial services firms and also FinTech, RegTech and broader technology providers. His clients include several payments providers, trading platforms, and P2P lenders. Nigel has a specific interest in blockchain, digital assets and crypto currencies. As such, he regularly advises and speaks on blockchain projects, as well as the application of English law and regulation to the selling and issuance of ICOs and advises crypto brokers, payments firms and fund managers.
Simon de Broise
Senior Associate @Collyer Bristow
Simon is a Senior Associate in our Commercial disputes team. He has represented clients across a range of sectors in high value commercial litigation and international arbitration. Simon has considerable experience in the asset and structured finance sectors and has frequently advised clients on a variety of regulatory matters. He has acted for and against financial institutions, funds and other intermediaries on numerous contentious matters during the course of his career. Simon has experience in a number sectors including technology, fintech, automotive, pharmaceutical and telecoms.
Matthew Kimber
Lawyer @Law Commission
Matthew is a Lawyer for the Law Commission of England and Wales, Commercial and Common Law and Lead Lawyer on the Digital Assets Law Reform Project. He was Previously Senior Associate in the restructuring and insolvency department at Allen & Overy LLP.