Digital Assets and Web3

You want your advisers to understand all aspects of the distributed ledger technology ecosystem. We are experts in the legal – and commercial – issues surrounding blockchain-based technology like cryptocurrencies, NFTs, smart contracts and more. The applicable laws and business models in this sector are subject to rapid change and development as the market matures. We can help you navigate these successfully.

Overview

To make the most of the potential these technologies offer, you need support from advisers who understand your challenges and know how to help you turn them into opportunities.

We have a team of blockchain and crypto-asset specialists that bring together legal expertise from a variety of practice areas, including commercial technology, financial services regulatory, data protection, intellectual property and digital media.

We can advise you on:

  • Regulatory matters regarding the promotion or trading of crypto assets;
  • Peer-to-peer platforms and security by design;
  • Fundraising aspects involving cryptocurrencies;
  • Licensing and commercialisation of intellectual property, including royalties;
  • Digital media and art, including tokenisation of audio-visual files;
  • Investments in related businesses and associated corporate advisory;
  • Anti-money laundering (AML) and Know-your-customer (KYC) compliance
  • Enforcement from regulatory authorities including HMRC and the FCA;
  • Disputes relating to crypto assets on behalf of market participants including fraud and asset tracing.

Featured experience

  • Advising one of the world’s most popular cryptocurrencies on its intellectual property rights enforcement and reputation management strategy, as well as commercial arrangements and corporate structure.
  • Advising on a commercial deal relating to the execution of an auction of aa NFT containing iconic digital art, on behalf of a client organising a global charity initiative.

What our clients say

  • DAC Beachcroft is competent and experienced in both the subject matter and the industry.

    Chambers UK 2023 Edition, Intellectual Property, South West

  • Great team focused on building effective client relations with good turnaround and industry focused expertise.

    Legal 500 UK 2023 Edition, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity, London

  • I have always found the DAC Beachcroft team to be knowledgeable, well versed with our business and industry, responsive and providing excellent advice and service .

    Legal 500 UK 2023 Edition, IT and Telecoms, North West

  • The team is excellent and knowledgeable.

    Chambers UK 2023 Edition, UK-wide Data Protection & Information Law, UK-Wide

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.