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Blockchain, Crypto and NFTs

Our team are true specialists, at the cutting edge of this ever-evolving sector.

Recognised by peers as leaders in this area, our technology lawyers include individuals who have worked inhouse, bringing valuable commercial insight and true ‘been there done that’ experience.

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Nicola McNeely

Working with entrepreneurial and innovative people in Wales and across the UK, especially in advanced manufacturing and technology businesses, is a pleasure, and I focus on working closely with clients to solve their problems and really understand how their businesses work. That understanding enables me to give succinct and pragmatic advice.

Protecting your digitals assets

Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) such as blockchain have created exciting new ways to share assets and information. Originally created as a solution to perceived issues with mainstream financial services, the opportunities that this type of technology brings are wide reaching.

Our lawyers advise on the commercial use of blockchain as well as all types of cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets. The ability to verify an asset or document via blockchain opens up a world of possibilities. Payments is probably the most well-known use of blockchain with bitcoin and other crypto assets being transferred quickly and securely. Our team has in-depth knowledge of this area, supporting a wide range of cryptoasset operations including wallet service providers, cryptoasset exchanges, cryptographic key custodians and key recovery service providers, creators, insurers, traders and investors.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique digital assets or items that exist on a blockchain and can’t be replicated. They are an increasingly popular way to buy and sell digital artwork and come with their own unique set of challenges and opportunities. We have significant experience in this area, advising some of Fortune Magazine’s NFTy 50 list (the 50 most influential people in the NFT market).

Advising leading businesses in the sector

We provide end-to-end support for businesses operating in the blockchain ecosystem. We understand and regularly deal with the tech disrupters (and the disrupted) to navigate a safe path through use and adoption of this technology.

Our clients are varied and from across all areas of this exciting sector including:

  • Crypto currency platforms, investors, exchanges, recovery agents
  • Digital asset/crypto asset providers
  • NFT marketplaces, creators, investors, traders, farmers and whales
  • Businesses exploring the future of Web3 and the Metaverse
  • Smart contracts auditors
  • Litigation SPVs (to overcome jurisdictional hurdles).
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Keep yourself updated

We produce a quarterly newsletter, Tech Law, which covers the latest news and developments impacting the technology sector.

Each issue features articles from our specialist technology advisors covering a range of issues including cryptocurrency, intellectual propertycyber lawdisputes and international impacts.

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Hear what our clients say about us

Nicola has a lot of knowledge in the crypto market.

Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2024

Nicola works in an un-rivalled way, from my personal experience. She is patient, tenacious, 100% committed, always there when you need her (often at the drop of a hat) and excels in her field. I’d thoroughly recommend her!

Nick Proctor CEO of Amber Energy

The team quickly and effectively: 1) Identified the level of my experience with IP legalities 2) Understood the particular applications of the technology under development and therefore potential associated commercial risks 3) Communicated the situation and options clearly, demonstrating deep prior relevant experience of similar experiences.

Legal 500 2024 – Intellectual Property

Inger is pragmatic in her approach and works hard to simplify and ease the process. She is a pleasure to work with.

Technology Angel Investor – Inger Anson

Inger has provided excellent support and strong advice with clear explanations. Her commercial understanding is second to none and her negotiation skills are of the highest standard.

Cleantech Investment Manager – Inger Anson

I cannot recommend Nicola McNeely highly enough. I have never engaged a more professional, polished, knowledgeable and commercially astute lawyer in my career.

Legal 500 – Nicola McNeely

We have worked with Clare for many years, during which time she has supported us through a wide range of challenges, large and small, always providing a frank, pragmatic, balanced, detailed and friendly approach, helping us to understand the key legal issues at play and strategies to get the best outcomes.

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