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Crypto and blockchain in M&A: how to address issues around volatility, validity and valuation

The value of crypto-funded deals has doubled over the last couple of years, but there are specific challenges for parties

30/06/2022
Tech, Media and Comms

Blockchain in the metaverse: what international regulatory challenges lie ahead?

A metaverse unleashed by blockchain technology raises big questions for digital, financial and data regulators the world over

21/04/2022
Digitalisation

Not everyone's cup of NFT

Are NFTs a type of property and what fraud and security risks arise from their technical implementation?

11/02/2022
Urban Dynamics

Future living: How proptech is transforming home buying

Increased technology usage since the pandemic began has fundamentally altered the residential transaction process

25/01/2022
Blockchain

Law Commission concludes English law supports smart contracts

Businesses can take comfort that smart contract technology can create legally binding agreements, but should be aware of remaining areas

18/01/2022
Digitalisation

Digitalisation | Five legal and regulatory predictions for 2022

As another year gets underway, and digitalisation continues to transform businesses across all sectors, we offer five predictions for tech

07/01/2022
Blockchain

Report on the UK's blockchain landscape confirms London as global hub

The Big Innovation Centre highlights the strength and breadth of UK's blockchain ecosystem in its new report

19/11/2021
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Blockchain

What are the legal issues around NFTs?

Our international blockchain, technology, data, intellectual property and finreg specialists discuss the legal issues raised by the growing commercial activity

14/10/2021
Tech, Media and Comms

Metaverse Report

A joint Osborne Clarke and Newzoo report on the games industry's early embrace of the metaverse and the legal issues

12/10/2021
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Financial Services

Cryptoexchange ordered to reveal account holder information linked to multi-million cryptocurrency fraud

Decision confirms English courts' willingness to assist victims of crypto-asset fraud in recovering their property

31/08/2021
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Digitalisation

Why not all blockchain has a heavy carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has been making headlines recently. We explain what drives their energy consumption

14/05/2021
Employment and pensions

Can pension schemes invest in cryptocurrencies?

The recent increase in Bitcoin's price has renewed interest in cryptocurrencies, but what legal issues should trustees consider before investing?

07/05/2021