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AA v Persons Unknown – recovering Bitcoin ransom payments

10/02/20 – In AA v Persons Unknown [2019], the Commercial Court confirmed that cryptoassets such as Bitcoin can constitute property under English law, and are therefore capable of being subject to a proprietary injunction (i.e. a court order which prevents the defendant from dealing with the relevant property). The judgment refers extensively, and gives considerable […]

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UKJT’s Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts

04/12/19 – Prompted by a perceived need to provide legal certainty and market confidence in distributed ledger technology (DLT) and smart contracts, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (part of the LawTech Delivery Panel) published a Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts on 18 November 2019.  The Statement follows on from a consultation launched […]

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CMA alleges resale price maintenance by guitar firm Fender

22/10/19 – The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has made a provisional finding that Fender Musical Instruments Europe Limited operated a policy between 2013 and 2018 which required online retailers to resell Fender’s guitars at or above a minimum price.  This practice constitutes illegal resale price maintenance (RPM) under: The Chapter I prohibition of the […]

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Law Commission’s report on Electronic execution of documents

25/09/19 – Following a project focusing on uncertainties regarding the formalities around the electronic execution of documents, the Law Commission issued its report on Electronic execution of documents on 6th September 2019. Key takeaways: Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including where there is a statutory requirement for a signature. An electronic signature is […]

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