Sean Murphy (UK)

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Monthly global FinTech regulatory updater

Every month we provide the Global Blockchain Business Council’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger group with a global regulatory FinTech updater, the latest version of which can be found here. Post Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group is composed of over 40 prominent market infrastructure stakeholders whose shared vision of the use of distributed ledger technology has brought … Continue Reading

All change: What’s next for global payments?

Continually increasing payment volumes, the advent of new payment technologies and infrastructure, and continued change in consumer spending habits has seen the payments ecosystem grow exponentially in recent years. This has fuel led a raft of new providers, increased mergers and acquisitions activity, and expanded payments related regulation for the industry to navigate. We invite … Continue Reading

Upcoming seminar on cryptocurrency and ICOs

On 18 October 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP is holding a seminar exploring trends in the industry as well as the key legal and regulatory issues that frequently arise in relation to cryptocurrency and ICOs. To learn more and register please lick here  … Continue Reading

ECJ rules that buying and selling Bitcoin is exempt from VAT

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the services of a Bitcoin exchange in exchanging Bitcoin for a traditional currency is exempt from VAT on the basis of the ‘currency’ exemption (Skatteverket v David Hedqvist Case C-264/14). VAT is imposed across the European Union Member States. To date, there has been … Continue Reading

Deciphering cryptocurrencies: A global legal and regulatory guide

Norton Rose Fulbright’s global cryptocurrency team has produced a global legal and regulatory guide to cryptocurrencies. The guide will be issued in a series of chapters, published monthly: Introduction to cryptocurrencies; The legal nature of cryptocurrency; Insuring cryptocurrency risks; Taxation of cryptocurrencies; Cryptocurrency litigation risks; Taking security over cryptocurrency; Cryptocurrencies crime and compliance; and Regulation … Continue Reading