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Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies — Global-wide

Goodwin

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Grant Fondo of Goodwin is a litigator who has become well known for his extremely credible cryptocurrency and ICO practice. He chairs Goodwin's Digital Currency + Blockchain practice group. Grant currently represents Coinbase in the IRS investigation the leading cryptocurrency exchange is curently undergoing.

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ISOLAS

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Joey Garcia of ISOLAS is a pioneering distributed ledger lawyer, hailed as a "super" practitioner by market sources. He recently advised Gnosis on its ICO, the first time a ConsenSys project was run from Gibraltar, and Xapo on achieving its e-Money licence in Gibraltar. He is also deeply involved in shaping the regulatory environment in Gibraltar, co-chairing the government's working group on distributed ledger technology.

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Reuben Grinberg of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has been involved in the blockchain space since he was in law school, where he authored one of the first widely-cited academic legal papers on Bitcoin in 2011. His practice includes advising on custody agreements for cryptocurrency portfolios and blockchain proof of concept regulatory issues. His peers describe him as "a really smart guy in the space" and "really great."

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Dax Hansen is widely known and "a big player" in the cryptocurrency and blockchain market who chairs the firm's blockchain and digital currency industry group. His practice encompasses FinTechs at all stages of their development, from startup to IPO. He advises the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and drafted the terms for the identity verification platform Civic in their USD33 million token sale.

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Inflection Point Blockchain

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Joshua Klayman is a founding member of the firm's Blockchain + Smart Contracts group, chairs the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance's Legal Working Committee and is an up-and-coming star in the blockchain space. One highly regarded contemporary described her as being "very good - very thoughtful and with the appropriate talents. She deserves a lot of credit."

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Baker Marquart, LLP

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Brian Klein of Baker Marquart, LLP is the leading cryptocurrency trial attorney in the USA, having cut his teeth on representing a laundry list of the most prominent figures in the space, including Erik Voorhees, Roger Ver, and Zcash. Peers and clients describe him variously as "truly capable," "very knowledgeable about the area, which is unusual," and "practical, creative while thinking with a level head. He's absolutely wonderful."

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Polsinelli PC

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Richard Levin of Polsinelli PC is a regulatory and compliance attorney who focuses on helping FinTech clients navigate through the uncertain regulatory landscape they find themselves in, especially with respect to blockchain technologies. He acts for both startups and listed FinTechs.

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Luka Müller-Studer

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Luka Müller-Studer of MME Legal | Tax | Compliance is described by one peer as "a progenitor of this sort of stuff - he's an incredibly bright fellow." He is well known for his unique perspective on the ICO market. He advised the Interchain foundation in its USD16.8 million token sale for the Cosmos Network, which was achieved in 28 minutes.

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Cooley LLP

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Patrick Murck is one of the most influential figures in the Bitcoin space, having been a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation in 2012. In addition to his role as special counsel at Cooley he is a fellow of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, where he researches the policy and legal implications of smart contract, the blockchain and Bitcoin. One source revealed that "any cutting-edge thinking out there always comes back to Patrick."

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Blockchain

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Marco Santori is possibly the best-known lawyer in the blockchain space. A long-term participant in this developing area, he has chaired the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Bitcoin Foundation since 2013 and has been repeatedly sought out by state lawmakers for advice on digital currency policy. He is one of the leading partners behind the SAFT and the Delaware shareholder blockchain initiative. Santori is variously described as "one of the most talented people in the space," "fantastic for counselling," and "a thought leader in the field."
Since publication, Marco Santori has joined Blockchain.

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block.one

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Lee Schneider of McDermott Will & Emery LLP has one of the most respected blockchain and token sale practices in the market. Interviewees say: "He is fantastic - I have tremendous respect for him" and "a genius, he's brilliant and he's a great sounding board." He is frequently instructed by The Argon Group for regulatory issues concerning ICOs and assisted Polychain Capital with token purchases.

Since publication, Lee Schneider became General Counsel of block.one.

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LeClairRyan

From the Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech guide

Carol Van Cleef of LeClairRyan is a long-standing member of the blockchain legal scene, having acted for the founders of the predecessor of Bitcoin, E-Gold, in 2008. Her current work includes advising on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges on money transmission issues. One market commentator described her as "really cutting-edge - she's a great regulatory lawyer."

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