TLA Blockchain – Legal & Regulatory Guidance

Webinar Recording

As technology accelerates forward, lawyers and professionals must become familiar with DLT, smart legal contracts and cryptoassets – conceptually and functionally.

In this webinar, Anne Rose outlines Tech London Advocates Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group's next steps following the publication of the 'TLA Blockchain Legal & Regulatory Guidance' in September 2020 with the Law Society.

The Guidance:

  • explains use cases for both DLT and smart contracts, and considers their commercialisation.
  • considers how cryptoassets will enter the mainstream, and analyses the interaction between intellectual property and cryptoassets.
  • raises significant issues as to data protection and data governance that every lawyer will face in the immediate future.
  • illustrates the uses and pitfalls of blockchain consortia.

Most critically, perhaps, TLA’s Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Guidance suggests best practice for legal practitioners working on transactions involving smart contracts, and raises questions concerning the need for the development of on-chain dispute resolution mechanisms.


Anne Rose is an Associate in the Commercial team and Co-Lead of the Blockchain Group at Mishcon de Reya She has experience in advising on data and privacy, IP and IT-related contractual issues for clients, with a particular focus on the retail, adtech and betting/gaming sectors, as well as advising a number of sports technology (including esports) clients. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds a CIPP/E certification. She also has a diploma in Fintech from the Säid Business School, University of Oxford.

Anne is a leading individual in the blockchain legal ecosystem and Chairs the Legal & Regulatory sub-working group of TLA Blockchain. She is also a director of thinkBlockTank, a non-profit organisation.

Anne has mentored a number of early stage businesses through various incubator programmes, including MdR Lab. Anne also sits on the M:Tech panel, responsible for overseeing the firm's M:Tech initiative.

Thursday, 08 April 2021

10:00 - 10:45 BST


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