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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Digital Assets and DLT<br />

Digital Assets and DLT

Working together to keep innovating financial services

Clifford Chance cross border Digital Assets and DLT team has deep experience and knowledge advising fintechs and financial institutions on new projects from new digital assets to cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), tokenised securities and derivatives, assets and deposits, blockchain- based platforms, development and implementation of DLT infrastructures, token mechanics, among many other solutions.

We have an established Global Digital Assets an DLT working group comprising Clifford Chance lawyers in APAC, EU, Middle East, UK and US across our Corporate, Global Financial Markets, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practices.

Our Digital Assets working group is part of the Clifford Chance fintech sector, meaning we bring global best practice to our work as well as deep expertise across the fintech value chain including any integration of technology into offerings by financial services companies.

Clifford Chance has a dedicated tech public policy team which works seamlessly alongside our global transactional teams. Combined with our unmatched relationships with regulators and industry bodies, we have an influential role advising and engaging with governments, international bodies, regulators and other policy makers on many technology-related topics including blockchain and digital assets.

Many of our lawyers also take part in national and international forums and bilateral discussions on Digital Assets and DLT with industry bodies, policymakers and other key stakeholders. We therefore understand the full range of opportunities and legal, policy, technical and commercial challenges that hydrogen projects face.

We also regularly engage with market participants and raise the profile of blockchain technology more generally through our involvement in leading conferences and events hosted throughout the world.

About our experience

Advising European Investment Bank (EIB) on its three most recent issuances of digital bonds

Advising a leading global investment bank on establishment of a cryptoassets trading business, including trading in spot cryptoassets as well as developing a crypto derivatives offering

Advising a global blockchain solutions company in the UAE to launch a new blockchain solution and a social media platform to be run on the blockchain.

Advising a digital currency exchange and trading platform on all matters that relate to financial services regulation

Advising the consortium in APAC establishing a platform on the corporate establishment, joint venture arrangements, regulatory aspects (including engagement with MAS), technology licensing, compliance and antitrust aspects

Advising the high-profile start-up, on its blockchain-based messaging platform for letters of credit and other trade finance instruments.

Advising a Premier League football club with the regulatory and IP considerations for the issuance of various sets of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and with their issuance of a Fan Token

HQLAx and Deutsche Börse on their jointly developed distributed ledger technology (DLT) solution for frictionless collateral swaps in the securities lending market

Advising a Central Bank on its Central Bank Digital Currency Implementation Strategy.

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