The Crypto in Disputes Forum - 3rd Annual

The only Forum dedicated to Cryptocurrency issues in Litigation, Arbitration, Enforcement and more. 

In-person | 25th June 2024 | One Whitehall Place, London

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Agenda

Networking & Registration
9:00am

Chairpersons' Opening Remarks
9:15am

Darragh Connell, Barrister
Maitland

Carmel King, Director
Grant Thornton

Henry Farris, Partner
Withers

Stephen Palley, Partner
Brown Rudnick

Keynote Address: High Court Perspective on Crypto Fraud
9:30am

  • Implications of Boonyaem v Persons Unknown
  • Developments in Crypto Fraud Litigation, Ongoing and Upcoming
  • Relationship between the judiciary, litigation and regulatory bodies

Richard Salter KC, Deputy High Court Judge
Queen's Bench Division

Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration: International Approaches to Regulation and Arbitrage
10:10am

  • Collaboration between various regimes on consumer protection, securities buying and money laundering
  • The logistics of Cross-Border Arbitrage
  • Strategies for effectively engaging with other regulatory jurisdictions

Ali Khan, Legal Consultant / Web3 & DeFi Lead
AS Legal Consultants (UAE)

Laura Douglas, Senior Associate
Clifford Chance

Alexander Shirtcliff, Partner
Blake Morgan

Networking & Refreshment Break
10:50am

Evaluating Litigation Costs in Cryptocurrency Disputes as Opposed to Arbitration
11:10am

 

  • When does a contract apply when concerning digital assets?
  • Alternative methods of disputes resolution beyond arbitration
  • Evaluating costs and benefits of pursuing cryptocurrency issues in court
  • Digital contract law, understanding your rights in a decentralized ecosystem

Sivan Daniels, Partner, Finance Disputes & Commercial Litigation
Addleshaw Goddard

Henry Farris, Partner
Withers

Jonas Habert, Senior Associate
Enyo Law

Assessing the Obstacles to Recovering Digital Assets, Tracing, Bringing Claims and Pursuing Them
12:00pm

  • Extrajudicial Barriers to seeking justice under common law regime
  • Public injunctions and the thresholds of cost effective litigation
  • Developments in asset tracing technology and techniques

Andrew Bowden-Brown, Partner
Shoosmiths

Flavia Kenyon, Barrister
36 Group

Philippe Kuhn, Barrister
39 Essex Chambers

Darragh Connell, Barrister
Maitland

Networking & Lunch Break
12:40pm

Exploring Different Strategies for Enforcement, Obtaining Orders for Delivery and Options for Transfer of Crypto AssetsĀ 
1:30pm

  • Pursuing decentralized parties without stable residence in various jurisdictions
  • Bringing judgements to foreign courts and having them recognized
  • Different approaches to transfering crypto assets 

Chris Recker, Senior Associate
Kingsley Napley

Sophie Eyre, Partner
Bird & Bird

Sam Thompson, Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Determining the Legal Responsibilities of Crypto Exchanges and Lessons Learned from Previous Mismanagement
2:30pm

  • Trust vs Deposit, how current cryptocurrency exchanges hold consumer assets
  • Lessons learned in the wake of the FTX collapse
  • Reviewing compliance standards for cryptocurrency exchanges: How should we safeguard consumers?

Laura Clatworthy, Partner, Dispute Resolution
Rosenblatt

Stephen Palley, Partner
Brown Rudnick

Stephen Elam, Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Musonda Kapotwe, Partner
Mayer Brown

Networking & Refreshment Break
3:10pm

Disentangling Cryptocurrencies in Insolvency Proceedings, Novel Issues and Resolutions
3:40pm

  • How digital assets are treated during bankruptcy proceedings
  • Protocol for dealing with obscured assets, mixed or Stealth Coins
  • Appropriately valuing digital assets 

Stephen O’Grady, Partner
TaylorWessing

Graham Small, Partner
JMW Solicitors

Carmel King, Director
Grant Thornton

Nik Yeo, Barrister
Fountain Court

What is a DAO and How Do You Sue It?
4:20pm

  • Benefits and drawbacks of DAOs as organizational structures
  • Legal responsibilities to shareholders in event of asset mismanagement
  • Mechanisms through which DAOs can be held responsible in court

Ioanna Patsalidou, PhD Candidate
King's College London

Simon Deane-Johns, Partner
Keystone Law

Marcus Bagnall, Partner
Wiggin LLP

Chairpersons' Closing Remarks
5:00pm

Drinks Reception
5:15pm

Sponsored by Brown Rudnick

9:00am
Networking & Registration
9:15am
Chairpersons' Opening Remarks
Darragh Connell - Barrister - Maitland
Carmel King - Director - Grant Thornton
Henry Farris - Partner - Withers
Stephen Palley - Partner - Brown Rudnick
9:30am
Keynote Address: High Court Perspective on Crypto Fraud
  • Implications of Boonyaem v Persons Unknown
  • Developments in Crypto Fraud Litigation, Ongoing and Upcoming
  • Relationship between the judiciary, litigation and regulatory bodies
Richard Salter KC - Deputy High Court Judge - Queen's Bench Division
10:10am
Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration: International Approaches to Regulation and Arbitrage
  • Collaboration between various regimes on consumer protection, securities buying and money laundering
  • The logistics of Cross-Border Arbitrage
  • Strategies for effectively engaging with other regulatory jurisdictions
Ali Khan - Legal Consultant / Web3 & DeFi Lead - AS Legal Consultants (UAE)
Laura Douglas - Senior Associate - Clifford Chance
Alexander Shirtcliff - Partner - Blake Morgan
10:50am
Networking & Refreshment Break
11:10am
Evaluating Litigation Costs in Cryptocurrency Disputes as Opposed to Arbitration

 

  • When does a contract apply when concerning digital assets?
  • Alternative methods of disputes resolution beyond arbitration
  • Evaluating costs and benefits of pursuing cryptocurrency issues in court
  • Digital contract law, understanding your rights in a decentralized ecosystem
Sivan Daniels - Partner, Finance Disputes & Commercial Litigation - Addleshaw Goddard
Henry Farris - Partner - Withers
Jonas Habert - Senior Associate - Enyo Law
12:00pm
Assessing the Obstacles to Recovering Digital Assets, Tracing, Bringing Claims and Pursuing Them
  • Extrajudicial Barriers to seeking justice under common law regime
  • Public injunctions and the thresholds of cost effective litigation
  • Developments in asset tracing technology and techniques
Andrew Bowden-Brown - Partner - Shoosmiths
Flavia Kenyon - Barrister - 36 Group
Philippe Kuhn - Barrister - 39 Essex Chambers
Darragh Connell - Barrister - Maitland
12:40pm
Networking & Lunch Break
1:30pm
Exploring Different Strategies for Enforcement, Obtaining Orders for Delivery and Options for Transfer of Crypto AssetsĀ 
  • Pursuing decentralized parties without stable residence in various jurisdictions
  • Bringing judgements to foreign courts and having them recognized
  • Different approaches to transfering crypto assets 
Chris Recker - Senior Associate - Kingsley Napley
Sophie Eyre - Partner - Bird & Bird
Sam Thompson - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
2:30pm
Determining the Legal Responsibilities of Crypto Exchanges and Lessons Learned from Previous Mismanagement
  • Trust vs Deposit, how current cryptocurrency exchanges hold consumer assets
  • Lessons learned in the wake of the FTX collapse
  • Reviewing compliance standards for cryptocurrency exchanges: How should we safeguard consumers?
Laura Clatworthy - Partner, Dispute Resolution - Rosenblatt
Stephen Palley - Partner - Brown Rudnick
Stephen Elam - Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Musonda Kapotwe - Partner - Mayer Brown
3:10pm
Networking & Refreshment Break
3:40pm
Disentangling Cryptocurrencies in Insolvency Proceedings, Novel Issues and Resolutions
  • How digital assets are treated during bankruptcy proceedings
  • Protocol for dealing with obscured assets, mixed or Stealth Coins
  • Appropriately valuing digital assets 
Stephen O’Grady - Partner - TaylorWessing
Graham Small - Partner - JMW Solicitors
Carmel King - Director - Grant Thornton
Nik Yeo - Barrister - Fountain Court
4:20pm
What is a DAO and How Do You Sue It?
  • Benefits and drawbacks of DAOs as organizational structures
  • Legal responsibilities to shareholders in event of asset mismanagement
  • Mechanisms through which DAOs can be held responsible in court
Ioanna Patsalidou - PhD Candidate - King's College London
Simon Deane-Johns - Partner - Keystone Law
Marcus Bagnall - Partner - Wiggin LLP
5:00pm
Chairpersons' Closing Remarks
5:15pm
Drinks Reception

Sponsored by Brown Rudnick

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