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Crypto-assets again confirmed as property by the English Commercial Court

Published on 26 August 2021. By Dan Wyatt, Partner and Christopher Whitehouse, Senior Associate and Rebecca Baker , Trainee Solicitor

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In the Commercial Court's latest crypto-related judgment, Fetch.AI(1), a proprietary injunction and worldwide freezing order were granted against various categories of persons unknown who had misappropriated various crypto-assets from one of the claimant's Binance trading accounts. In doing so, the Court agreed with the key finding in the seminal case AA v Persons Unknown, Re Bitcoin [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm) – that bitcoin is 'property' – albeit it did so on a different basis.

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The science of cross-cultural small talk – Don't treat others as you want to be treated

Published on 11 May 2021. By Rebecca Baker , Trainee Solicitor

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Leaders and scholars of business ethics often espouse the benefits of the "golden rule" - treat others as you would want to be treated - but it could be a risky way to approach cross-cultural business relationships.

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Commercial Court cracks down on crypto-fraudsters (if it can find them)

Published on 18 February 2021. By Dan Wyatt, Partner and Christopher Whitehouse, Senior Associate and Rebecca Baker , Trainee Solicitor

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In the first initial coin offering 'ICO' fraud case before the Commercial Court, Ion Science Limited & Duncan Johns v Persons Unknown & Ors, the court granted permission to serve disclosure orders on two cryptocurrency exchanges through which the claimants' stolen bitcoin had been traced, granted a world-wide freezing order against persons unknown, and gave ground-breaking guidance on the lex situs of crypto-assets.

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Trainees take on 2021

Published on 02 February 2021. By Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Georgia Durham, Associate and Matt Davies, Trainee Solicitor and Nicole Clerk, Trainee Solicitor and Poppy St John, Associate and Rebecca Baker , Trainee Solicitor

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