DIGITAL ASSETS project

The 2024 Digital Assets Project will host it's winter online catch-up session on Monday 8th January 2024 at 12-2:15pm GMT/8-10:15pm HKT. This session is aimed to provide attendees an update on the legal landscape surrounding digital assets as well as opportunity to touch base and discuss recent global developments in the space.

To register please Email: javier.pazvalbuena@law.ox.ac.uk

Digital Aseets Project WINTER CAtCH UP,  8 Jan 202

Chatham House Rule:

Please note that this is an academic conference and, as such, the discussions following the presentations will be conducted under the Chatham House Rule, namely that ‘participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.’ It is hoped that this will mean that everyone feels free to air views which are not necessarily fully developed, and ideas in various stages of formulation can be discussed, as well as those which have been considered more fully.

AGENDA

All times are GMT (UK local time)
12.00PM

Introduction: Louise Gullifer (University of Cambridge) and Jennifer Payne (University of Oxford)

12.05PM

World's First Institutional Tokenised Sukuk Backed by a Sovereign Linked Instrument
Henry Chong , Fusang Exchange  

12.20PM

UNIDROIT Principles on the Private Law of Digital Assets
Louise Gullifer, University of Cambridge   

12.30PM

Dubai International Financial Centre Authority's Proposal for a Digital Assets Law
Hin Lu, University of Oxford

12.45PM

Handbook on Digital Assets (OUP)
Jason Allen (Singapore Management University), Simon Gleeson (Clifford Chance) and Peter Hunn (Law Commission England and Wales)

1.00PM

Update on Digital Assets Bill  
Sarah Green and Peter Hunn, Law Commission England and Wales

1.15PM

Digital Assets in Scots Law: Innovating for the Future   
Burcu Yuksel Ripley, Luci Carey and Alisdair McPherson (University of Aberdeen)  

1.30PM

Update on Financial Regulation (UK): Bringing Crypto Assets within the Regulated Sector
Laura Feldman, Freshfields, University of Oxford

1.45PM

Update on Digital Assets and Insolvency Law
Tim Lees and Laura Douglas, Clifford Chance

2.00PM

Law Commission England & Wales: DAO Scope Paper
Sarah Green, Law Commission England and Wales

2.15PM

General Discussion and Conclusion

Articles by Digital Asset Project Members

2019

Global Cryptoassets Regulatory Landscape Study
(2019 Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance), A Blandin, S Cloots, H Hussain, M Rauchs, R Saleuddin, J Allen, B Zhang and K Cloud

Property in Digital Coins (2019 European Property Law Journal, 8(1), pp. 64-101), J Allen

Negotiability in digital environments (Butterworths journal of international banking and financial law, July/August 2019 pp. 459 - 463), J Allen

Distributed ledger technology and digital assets - policy and regulatory challenges in Asia, Douglas W. Arner, Ross P. Buckley, Anton Didenko, Cyn-Young Park, Emilija Pashoska, Dirk A. Zetzsche And Bo Zhao

Regulatory Technology - Eight Policy Recommendations (LSE Law - Policy Briefing Paper No. 37, July 22, 2019), E Micheler and J Jiang

More articles here

Past events

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Previous Conferences and Meetings

2019 DAP Annual Conference (26 June 2019)

Presentations

Cloud Crypto Land, Edmund Schuster

The New Intermediation: Digital Assets, Henry Chong and Charles W. Mooney, Jr

The Legal Nature of Securities Held on a Blockchain, Hin Liu

Insolvency of Crypto-Custodians and Implications for Crypto-Investors, Matthias Haentjens, Tycho de Graff and Ilya Kokorin

2020 DAP Catch-up Meeting (10 January 2020)

Recordings

Report on UK Task Force Legal Statement on Crypto-Assets and Smart Contracts , D Quest

Report on Possible Scottish Consultation on the Private Law Aspects of Digital Assets , D Fox

Update on European Commission’s Expert Group on Fintech Regulation (ROFIEG) Meeting on 13 December and Recommendations in Relation to Crypto-Assets , P Paech

Update on the European Commission Consultation on Crypto-Assets , E Noble

Brief Update on UNIDROIT:UNCITRAL Possible Work on Digital Assets , C di Nicola

Swiss Draft Blockchain Act , J Bacharach

2020 DAP Annual Conference (25 June 2020)

Presentations

Legal and Regulatory Considerations When Designing a Digital Asset Platform, Jason G. Allen & Apolline Blandin

Investor-Intermediary Relationships for Digital Assets, Henry Chong, L. Gullifer, Hin Liu

Segregation of Cryptoassets in Insolvency Proceedings, Jeremy Bacharach, Corinne Zellweger-Gutnecht

Segregation of Cryptoassets in Insolvency Proceedings, Jeremy Bacharach, Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht (Brief Comments)

Recordings

Legal and Regulatory Considerations in Designing a Digital Asset Platform , JG Allen, A Blandin

Digital Assets and Registry in Civil Law Jurisdiction , T Rodriguez

Investor-Intermediary Relationship for Digital Assets , Henry Chong, L. Gullifer, Hin Liu

Segregation of Cryptoassets in Insolvency Proceedings , J Bacarach, C Zellweger-Gutknecht

2021 DAP Catch-up Meeting (8 January 2021)

White Papers

Private International Law Aspects of Derivatives using DLT, Ciaran McGonagle, Dr Peter Werner

The UNIDROIT Project on Digital Assets, H Kanda

Recordings

Law Commission Project on Digital Assets , S Green

White Papers on Legal Issues Associated with Using Smart Derivative Contracts on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) , P Werner

CPMI Work on the Private Law Aspects of Digital Currencies , K Lober

The UNIDROIT Project on Digital Assets , H Kanda

Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies and World Bank’s Initiatives on Integrating Digital Assets and Distributed Ledgers in Credit Ecosystem , M Dubovec and G Castellano

2021 DAP Annual Conference (29 June 2021)

Presentations

Virtual Asset Sector Regulation, U McCormack

Legal and Regulatory Considerations Around CBDCs, S Gleeson

Commercial Law and Central Bank Digital Currencies, Dr Jo Braithwaite

Acquisition of Title in Digital Assets, L Gullifer and H Liu

The Law Commission’s Work on Digital Assets, S Green

Recordings

Virtual Asset Sector Regulation , U McCormack & G Castellano

Legal and Regulatory Considerations Around CBDCs & Commercial Law and CBDCs , S Gleeson & J Braithwaite

Acquisition of Title in Digital Assets, L Gullifer, H. Lin, M Haentjens & C Mooney; The Law Commission’s Work on Digital Assets , S Green & D Fox

2022 DAP Catch-up Meeting (7 January 2022)

Presentations

Japanese Law on Cryptoassets, H Kanda

UNIDROIT Project on the Private Law of Digital Assets, L Gullifer

A Project on Digital Property and Finance in Europe, H Marjosola

Recordings

Japanese Law on Cryptoassets, H Kanda

UNIDROIT Project on the Private Law of Digital Assets, L Gullifer

Commission Project on Digital Assets, S Green & M Kimber

Project on Digital Property and Finance in Europe, H Marjosola

2022 DAP Annual Conference (29 June 2022)

Presentations

Code is Not Law: Regulating Hacks, Exploits and Security Issues with Smart Contracts and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations, Associate Professor Hannah Yee-Fen Lim

Discussion of "Code is Not Law: Regulating Hacks, Exploits and Security Issues with Smart Contracts and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations", Professor Edmund Schuster

Digital Assets: Climate Killers or Savers?, Michel Rauchs

Regulating ICOs, Professor Iris Chiu

Recordings

New Wine in Old Wineskins: Adapting the Law for the New Digital Economy, The Honourable Justice Philip Jeyaretnam

Code is Not Law: Regulating Hacks, Exploits and Security Issues with Smart Contracts and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations, Associate Professor Hannah Yee-Fen Lim

Discussion of "Code is Not Law: Regulating Hacks, Exploits and Security Issues with Smart Contracts and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations", Professor Edmund Schuster

Digital Assets: Climate Killers or Savers?, Michel Rauchs

Regulating ICOs, Professor Iris Chiu