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  1. 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.

  2. Twobirds news
    10 October 2019
    Bird & Bird launches an international report on the potential application of blockchains and the criteria for fresh regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-launches-an-international-report-on-the-potential-application-of-blockchains

    International law firm Bird & Bird today launches a report, "Blockchains uncut: risks, rewards and regulations" which explores the potential application of blockchain technologies and highlights where new regulation may ...

  3. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Tracing and Recovering Cryptocurrency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/tracing-and-recovering-cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrencies are small pieces of digital information that are recorded on a blockchain ledger and the information is cryptographically secured. In order to access the ledger and transfer ownership, you need to use ...

  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
    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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. Legal news
    21 May 2018
    ICO: Regulation of Types of Token in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/ico-arten-und-regulierung-von-tokens

    ICOs (Initial Coin Offering), often referred to as ITS (Initial Token Sale) or TGE (Token Generation Event), are a current hot topic for debate. The product issued in an ICO is a blockchain-based coin or token ...