Shoosmiths bolsters crypto advisory with new blockchain litigation lead

Law firm Shoosmiths is enhancing its crypto assets advisory services with the appointment of specialist lawyer Matt Green, as the firm’s blockchain litigation lead and senior associate.

Matt joins the firm from Brandsmiths, where he dealt with a catalogue of urgent injunctions, including the precedent setting seminal AA v Persons Unknown Re Bitcoin case, and has developed proven industry best practices on tracing and returning crypto funds.

His practice is designed to service businesses utilising blockchain technology, recovering crypto assets and advising on copyright, trademarks and data.

Matt’s practice also includes intellectual property disputes, having appeared in the Court of Appeal for trademark disputes and worked with clients in the technology, fast moving consumer goods, fashion, entertainment and music sectors.

As such, he is well positioned to advise on a wealth of issues surrounding Web3, blockchain and beyond. This includes regulation, dispute resolution, commercial work and intellectual property advice, like the development of and rights surrounding NFTs and metaverse assets.

Matt has articles published in Bitcoin Magazine and Blockchain Industry Review on the recovery of crypto funds. He has also co-authored an academic paper on Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and has spoken at numerous events for lawyers and government advisors on blockchain.

Shoosmiths is able to advise on all regulatory, fintech and fraud issues in relation to crypto currency through partners Sam Tyfield, Prakash Kerai and Andrew Bowden-Brown respectively.

Andrew Bowden-Brown, banking and finance litigation partner, said: “Our latest crypto strategy acknowledges the ever-changing landscape of digital currency and its place in business in the years to come. Matt’s arrival gives us the opportunity to expand our crypto expertise even further as one of the leading legal teams in the UK able to deal with complex matters in this emerging area.”

Matt Green said: “Having worked on the landmark judgment securing the UK’s first proprietary injunction over cryptocurrency, confirming its status as property, I’m looking forward to expanding the Shoosmiths’ existing offering in this space at such a crucial time.”

Equipped to deal with the ever-changing landscape of digital currency, Shoosmiths deploys specialist teams to advise a range of clients on cryptocurrency, some of whom are crypto asset market participants, crypto asset/ blockchain asset businesses and relevant service providers.

The team also works closely with colleagues in corporate restructuring & advisory, tax, corporate, banking and finance, investment funds, employment, data privacy, technology/IP and regulatory investigations and enforcement, providing areas of linked expertise.


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