Crypto and digital assets

With the rise of digital assets and cryptocurrencies, our barristers have expertise of handling complex and novel legal issues within this ever-evolving industry.

Members of XXIV Old Buildings are specialists in crypto asset regulation and litigation, including cryptocurrency, AI, tokenisation, stablecoins, blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and their various emerging uses.

They act in many of the cutting-edge financial and technology disputes, especially those arising from the digital economy.

They also have experience of advising on, and pursuing recovery in relation to, social, crypto, and digital assets, and other ownership issues.

Their expertise draws upon their adjacent specialisms in areas of law central to the determination of digital assets disputes, including banking and financial services disputes, trust law, and company and insolvency law.

We pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing field and being at the forefront of developing the legal landscape.  As well as acting in many of the emerging disputes in this field, the digital asset team are authors of Crypto & Digital Assets Law and Regulation, published by Sweet & Maxwell in December 2023.

In addition:

  • Edward Cumming KC and Charles Strachan authored a substantial part of the joint COMBAR/FSLA response to HM Treasury’s consultation and call for evidence on the future financial services regulatory regime for cryptoassets.
  • Michael Black KC is the Judge at the DIFC Court of Appeal in charge of the Digital Economy Court (DEC), which was established to ‘oversee sophisticated national and transnational disputes related to current and emerging technologies across areas ranging from big data, blockchain, AI, fintech, and cloud services, to disputes also involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), 3D printing, and robotics.’
  • Tim Koch previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission of England and Wales, where he contributed to the Digital Assets Project.