TOP-10 law companies that will accelerate blockchain industry in 2019

TOP-10 law companies that will accelerate blockchain industry in 2019

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TOP-10 law companies that will accelerate blockchain industry in 2019

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We are working on a new issue of the magazine summing up the results of the year, which will be issued on December 31, 2018. The issue will include Top 100 companies in the blockchain industry which we believe will change the world in 2019. Companies will be structured in 10 categories.

Read about the sixth category today – TOP-10 law companies that will accelerate blockchain industry in 2019.

 

1. Anguk Law Offices

http://anguklaw.com

A South Korean law firm has reportedly filed a constitutional appeal over upcoming regulations restricting digital currency trading.
Seoul-based Anguk Law Offices filed the appeal on Saturday through the Constitutional Court’s online appeal system, stating that the government’s new regulations on digital currency trading without legal laws to support them is a breach of property rights.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/korean-law-firm-files-appeal-over-new-cryptocurrency-trading-rules

 

2. Baker McKenzie

https://www.bakermckenzie.com

Blockchain Alliance R3 launches training consortium for lawyers.
The R3 Blockchain consortium has announced their creation of a Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE) today, Feb. 20 — a team consisting of ten law firms that will educate lawyers globally about new Blockchain technologies, according to a press release published on FinExtra.
The ten firms that make up the LCoE are Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Crowell & Moring, Fasken, Holland & Knight, Perkins Coie, Shearman & Sterling, and Stroock.
According to the press release, these law firms will be able to participate in Corda training workshops for attorneys, have access to R3’s Blockchain research, and receive project demos of real world Blockchain use every month.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-alliance-r3-launches-training-consortium-for-lawyers

 

3. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

https://www.bryancave.com

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner launches own contracting tool – Swiftagree.
Recently merged global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has created its own legal contracting tool, called Swiftagree. It will begin by addressing NDAs in the UK market.

Source: https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2018/05/16/bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-launches-own-contracting-tool-swiftagree/

 

4. Clifford Chance

https://www.cliffordchance.com

The Swiss-based Credit Suisse and Dutch-based ING financial service groups have successfully completed the first live transaction of 25 mln euros (around $30 mln) in securities on R3’s Corda Blockchain platform, according to Credit Suisse’s March 1 press release.
Credit Suisse’s press release mentions that law firm Clifford Chance was also involved by developing a legal framework for a DCR-based transfer of the ownership of securities.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/european-banks-complete-first-live-securities-transfer-on-r3s-blockchain-platform

The R3 Blockchain consortium has announced their creation of a Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE) today, Feb. 20 — a team consisting of ten law firms that will educate lawyers globally about new Blockchain technologies, according to a press release published on FinExtra.
The ten firms that make up the LCoE are Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Crowell & Moring, Fasken, Holland & Knight, Perkins Coie, Shearman & Sterling, and Stroock.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-alliance-r3-launches-training-consortium-for-lawyers

Paying for a listing could be perfectly legal, given that traditional markets charge such fees, said Jesse Overall, an attorney at Clifford Chance. But things could get complicated if a digital token were later deemed to be an unregistered security, he said. In such a case, both the exchange and issuer could face penalties, he said.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-04/ripple-is-said-to-struggle-to-buy-u-s-listing-for-popular-coin

 

5. Cooley LLP

https://www.cooley.com

BTI Consulting Group has again named Cooley a leader in client service, ranking the firm in the top 10 on its 2019 Client Service A-Team report. The report further identifies Cooley among the best of the best at innovative approach and providing value for the dollar.

Source: https://www.cooley.com/news/coverage/2018/2018-12-19-bti-ranks-cooley-top-performer-in-client-service

Nineteen Cooley lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2019. They are located in eight of the firm’s offices, spanning the US and UK.

Source: https://www.cooley.com/news/coverage/2018/2018-11-27-cooley-elects-19-new-partners-for-january-1-2019

 

6. Covington

https://www.cov.com

Bitcoin price grows as Trump takes office, Blockchain Council created in Davos.
The Bitfury Group that develops Bitcoin mining hardware and operates mining farms has launched the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) in collaboration with the international law firm Covington.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/the-blockchain-council-announced-in-davos-that-bitcoin-price-will-grow-as-trump-takes-office

 

7. Dentons

https://www.dentons.com

How Dentons Canada’s Tracy Molino is modernizing finance with Blockchain.
Blockchain technology continues to receive praise and interest from financial institutions looking to better their services and improve global remittance. While the technology is not yet the global standard, Canadian champions like Tracy Molino are building the framework for a world where that may soon be the case.

Source: https://news.coinsquare.com/fr/business/dentons-canada-tracy-molino-blockchain-growth/

 

8. Hogan Lovells

https://www.hoganlovells.com

Hogan Lovells financial institutions technology partner John Salmon said during the meeting that “there is an emergency to act” to create such a standard, explaining that “the market wants legitimization … from every jurisdiction. In the UK it’s particularly bad, none of the banks will bank you if you have crypto.”

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/the-european-parliament-wants-to-make-icos-more-accessible

Lewis Cohen is a partner at Hogan Lovells, Caitlin Long is a co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, Rich Slater is an attorney and registered agent in Cheyenne, and Andrea Tinianow is the chief innovation officer for Global Kompass Strategies.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/ray-hope-utility-tokens

 

9. Morrison Cohen LLP

https://www.morrisoncohen.com

New York-based law firm Morrison Cohen LLP has introduced a special tracker that aims to provide updates and information on all active legal proceedings in the United States involving cryptocurrency companies.

Source: https://blocktribune.com/cryptocurrency-litigation-tracker-launched-by-law-firm-morrison-cohen/

 

10. Perkins Coie LLP

https://www.perkinscoie.com

U.S. international law firm Perkins Coie (PC) announced it had hired a former counsel for the country’s commodities regulator to work in its blockchain practice in a press release Nov. 6.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/law-firm-perkins-coie-adds-ex-cftc-counsel-to-dedicated-crypto-blockchain-group

The R3 Blockchain consortium has announced their creation of a Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE) today, Feb. 20 — a team consisting of ten law firms that will educate lawyers globally about new Blockchain technologies, according to a press release published on FinExtra.
The ten firms that make up the LCoE are Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Crowell & Moring, Fasken, Holland & Knight, Perkins Coie, Shearman & Sterling, and Stroock.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-alliance-r3-launches-training-consortium-for-lawyers

While the startup worked with the law firm Perkins Coie prior to launch to ensure the tokens would not be considered securities, the plaintiffs are claiming that tokens issued for a pre-functioning network are, by their very nature, securities that must be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or granted an exemption before they can be sold.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-miner-sued-securities-fraud-ico

 

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