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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    20 December 2018
    Dutch Legislator proposes licence requirement for crypto currency exchanges and crypto wallet providers under anti-money laundering legislation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/netherlands/dutch-legislator-proposes-licence-requirement-for-crypto-currency-exchanges

    The Dutch legislator published a draft legislative proposal implementing the AMLD5 into Dutch law for consultation on 11 December 2018. Market parties can submit their views until 15 January 2019.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    04 March 2020
    Blockchain And Smart Contracts In Retail
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-and-smart-contracts-in-retail

    An "informal" article discussing the application of blockchain technology to the retail sector and an overview of key legal issues.

  6. Legal news
    12 June 2018
    Fourth edition of InnovatingNL in The Hague
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/netherlands/fourth-edition-of-innovatingnl-in-the-hague

    The fourth edition of InnovatingNL recently took place at Spaces Rode Olifant with a theme of Law & new technology from a practical and ethical point of view.

  7. Legal news
    24 February 2020
    Blockchain in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-in-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-sectors

    Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology on which Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies are built. Adoption of blockchain technology – especially in the financial services sector – has been rapid but in ...

  8. Legal news
    16 June 2016
    Blockchain 2.0, smart contracts and challenges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/blockchain-2-0--smart-contracts-and-challenges

    Blockchain is a database of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. This is seen as the main technical innovation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with the potential to disrupt numerous business processes.

  9. Legal news
    15 June 2020
    Commission seeks views on 'gatekeeper' platforms and a new competition tool
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/commission-seeks-views-on-gatekeeper-platforms-and-a-new-competition-tool

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act plus a New Competition Tool and is requesting feedback on roadmaps including one on ex ante regulatory instruments for ...