Our specialist digital asset and crypto team have built a reputation for carving pathways of legal clarity through the rapidly evolving domains of crypto, blockchain, web3 and the metaverse.

We provide comprehensive and pragmatic legal advice tailored to the demands of this transformative landscape. Our expertise will help projects from inception to scaling up and maturity.

Our clients include:

  1. Exchanges
  2. Governance, protocols and DAOs
  3. Providers of real-world asset digitisation
  4. Blockchain-based games
  5. Health-tech and crypto
  6. Providers of anonymisation and secure storage data services
  7. NFT creators

Experience within the digital assets and cryptocurrency team spans the multidisciplinary areas of commercial agreements, financial services regulations, fundraising, IP, employment agreements, corporate PSG, gambling regulations, safeguarding your venture and propelling it forward.

Our lawyers are specialists in working with clients who are disrupting a market with highly innovative business models, technology, products and services.

Digital assets and cryptocurrencies expertise

Digital assets and cryptocurrencies experience

  • NDAs and MSAs for a blockchain-powered data verification platform

  • Reseller Agreement for open protocol

  • Terms of Use for an open protocol

  • Terms of Use for a fundraising platform

  • Advising US crypto investment advisory platform

  • Licensing Agreement for a metaverse game developer

  • Advising on ICO regulatory sand box for data verification platform

  • Registration of rights and litigation for a gambling company

  • Advising exchange on financial services framework

Digital assets and cryptocurrencies FAQs

Yes, although the core principles of decentralisation may seem contradictory to centralised IP ownership, this is fundamental to ensuring that the project is able to retain control of its brand and intellectual property rights.

Yes, it is highly advisable that you prepare terms and conditions of use for your DApp.

A starting point for all DAOs should be limiting liability between members and the third parties, creating a DAO constitution and understanding the governance structure.

If you deal, provide or allow the exchange of fiat to crypto or crypto to crypto, you may still be caught by financial services regulations. It is important that you understand your exposure to these regulations.

The use and recording of personal data on a blockchain can raise regulatory concerns. If your project interacts with personal data,  relevant data protection legislation should be examined accordingly.

This is to be determined on a case-by-case basis, but depending on the type of service you are providing, you may be caught by the UK’s financial services regulations, consumer regulations or data protection regime.

"The breadth of knowledge, delivered in a commercially sound manner, is very refreshing and the team has been my go-to on complex regulatory matters for many years. Highly regarded and recommended."

Legal 500 2024

"The team at Fox Williams provides sound and practical advice. They are highly responsive and very dependable. Their skill set, strategies and communication style are a great fit for our fast-growing organisation."

Chambers UK 2024



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