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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain disputes to be highlighted at top legal tech event

August 29, 2019

Some of the UK’s leading experts on disputes in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain industries are to hold a masterclass in Central London in September.

The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) is hosting a one-day special event for those interested in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain industries, which will cover the legal basis for raising disputes.

The event will be co-chaired by iLaw’s Senior Associate, Allan Murray and Sarah Compani, Legal Counsel for cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex.

Other speakers at the event, due to take place on Tuesday 24 September, include Chris Wray, Legal Counsel for Mattereum; David McIlwaine, a Partner at Pinsent Masons and barristers Matthew Lavy and David Quest QC.

The event will be divided into four sessions and will cover challenges for the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain sector, an overview of legal issues and likely causes of action and the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce’s legal statement regarding crypto-assets and other Blockchain technology and its impact on English Law.

Speaking ahead of the event, Allan Murray said: “Disputes surrounding Cryptocurrency and Blockchain are on the rise as more and more people begin to use and value what the technology can offer.

“However, unlike more tangible products or services, resolving disputes around Crypto-assets can be much more complex. This event is aimed at helping businesses and other professionals make sense of the current legislative framework so they can resolve disputes effectively.”

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