September 1, 2020
We’ve been delighted to work collaboratively with other members of the TLA Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group to produce new guidance which we hope will prove significantly useful to clients that are considering utilising distributed ledger technology.
The guidance sets out suggested best practice for legal practitioners working on transactions involving smart legal contracts and solutions to anticipated problems. The tax section been written by Ceri Stoner and Jennifer Anderson whilst tech specialist Charlie Lyons-Rothbart has co-authored the section dealing with intellectual property rights.
The guidance sets out the key issues that lawyers must be aware of when advising on DLT-related matters such as commercial applications, smart contracts, data governance, blockchain consortia, data protection and security, intellectual property, dispute resolution and cryptoassets. It also identifies areas where further guidance from regulatory authorities or other bodies may be required.
Launching on Monday 7th September 2020 at 8am, the guidance will be accessible on the LawTech Page of the Law Society’s website. If you’d like to join the launch event on the same date at 2pm, you can register here.