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  1. Legal news
    13 December 2019
    LawTech Delivery Panel issues "watershed" Legal Statement Demystifying Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/lawtech-delivery-panel-issues-watershed-legal-statement-demystifying-cryptoassets-and-smart

    Earlier this year, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), part of the LawTech Delivery Panel, published its Consultation Paper to consider what it described as "the perceived legal uncertainty" relating to cryptoassets ...

  2. Legal news
    04 February 2019
    Blockchain & smart contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/blockchain-and-smart-contracts

    This one-page summary, provides an overview of smart contracts including what a smart contract is and how it works

  3. Legal news
    04 February 2019
    Blockchain - back to basics
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/blockchain-back-to-basics

    This one-page summary, provides helpful information on some of the basics of blockchain

  4. Legal news
    08 November 2019
    UK tax treatment of cryptoassets for companies finally confirmed
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/uk-tax-treatment-of-cryptoassets-for-companies-finally-confirmed

    HMRC finally published its policy paper on the taxation of cryptoasset exchange tokens for companies and other businesses on 1 November 2019.

  5. Legal news
    10 March 2020
    AA v Persons Unknown: Cryptocurrencies considered property under English Law following Ransom Demand
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/aa-v-persons-unknown

    Cryptoassets such as Bitcoin can constitute property under English law and are capable of being subject to a proprietary injunction, according to a recent decision from Mr Justice Bryan in the Commercial Court.

  6. Twobirds news
    11 December 2017
    Bird & Bird's London Corporate team advises Authenteq on its $1.3 million seed round
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2017/uk/bird-and-birds-london-corporate-team-advises-authenteq-on-its-1-million-seed-round

    International law firm Bird & Bird advised Icelandic start-up Authenteq, on its $1.3 million seed round co-led by London-based Initial Capital and Silicon Valley-based Draper Associates.

  7. Twobirds news
    19 June 2018
    Bird & Bird advises EY on the establishment of an innovative joint venture with Guardtime, which aims to transform the $30 billion global marine hull insurance industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/uk/bird-and-bird-advises-ey-on-the-establishment-of-an-innovative-joint-venture-with-guardtime

    International law firm Bird & Bird has acted for EY on the establishment of a joint venture with Guardtime, one of the world's leading blockchain solutions companies, which has the potential to transform the $30 billion ...

  8. Legal news
    18 April 2018
    Focus on Fashion – What to look out for in 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/focus-on-fashion-what-to-look-out-for-in-2018

    With new trends, technology, trials and tribulations on the horizon, we take a look at what this year might bring for IP in the fashion industry.

  9. Legal news
    06 June 2019
    Blockchain, smart contracts and esports: a match-winning formula?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/blockchain-smart-contracts-and-esports-a-match-winning-formula

    From relatively obscure origins, the advent of cryptocurrency has fuelled a blockchain (or, less catchy, “distributed ledger technology”) boom in recent years. This is evident in the incredible rise in the value of ...