Crypto winter is here – What does it mean for insolvency practitioners?

The global market in crypto assets is currently experiencing a “crypto winter”, losing approximately US$2 trillion in value since the peak in 2021. In this stormy environment, crypto insolvencies are on the rise. However the rapidly evolving nature of the crypto industry and the complex nature of crypto assets and transactions present unique challenges for insolvency practitioners seeking to resolve or restructure crypto firms. Read more

The Law Commission digital assets consultation – a proposal for property rights reform

The Law Commission of England and Wales has published a consultation paper (the Paper) on the recognition and protection of digital assets. The consultation, which closes on 4 November 2022, focuses on the legal treatment of digital assets and recommends law reform to create a third category of personal property – referred to as "data objects" – beyond things (or "choses") in possession (such as physical objects) and things in action (such as contractual rights). Read more