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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Global. Integrated. Tech Expertise.

There is no doubt that blockchain offers numerous benefits to business including decentralisation of transaction validation, transparency and trust, immutability, high availability, high security, model simplification, faster deals and cost savings, but it also raises a wide-range of new legal issues and as such multidisciplinary legal expertise is required to fully map the design challenges that a commercially viable blockchain solution must address.

Our integrated, multidisciplinary Tech Group is becoming increasing well-known as a leading global legal adviser on blockchain with the expertise and knowledge to help clients pursue blockchain projects and navigate the challenges it may present.

The 400 strong, global Clifford Chance Tech Group team are all leading practitioners in their fields and the team has been the leading advisor on many cutting-edge blockchain projects.


Client highlights

B3i consortium
We advised the B3i consortium on the establishment and operation of a reinsurnace platform built using blockchain technology and implementing smart contracts solutions.

BBA Blockchain Working Group
We advised the Association on its policy work for the banking industry in relation to blockchain, inclding preparing its response to the ESMA discussion on distributed ledger technologies in post-trade securities market.

A global bank
We advised on the implementation of a blockchain-enabled remittance platform, utilising cryptocurrency-like functionality to enable efficient cross-border transfers.

Blockchain, Trade Finance and Sanctions issues

Blockchain is the technology that underpins digital currencies such as Bitcoin – but it has far wider applications and is being used in a growing number of areas. Blockchain has the potential drastically to alter the global financial system.

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