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Lawyers & Newly Created Firms Cash In On Blockchain & Asset-Backed Securitization

The American Lawyer has published a long form article on the feeding chain beginning to form around blockchain and asset-backed securitization. The American Lawyer reports  the securitization ranks high among the types of capital market product structures that could benefit the most from the blockchain revolution. Already partners at DLA Piper; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; FisherBroyles; and … Read more

FT Article Analyzes Law Firm Approach to ICO’s, Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain

The FT write…..”Some of the world’s top law firms are looking to cash in on the mania for blockchain and cryptocurrencies by advising on initial coin offerings and investments in the new technology, as well as helping to deal with sceptical regulators.” If you want to get a better idea of law firm thinking on … Read more

R3 Launches Corda

The enterprise software firm has launched its  Corda Blockchain Legal Centre of Excellence with the purpose of bringing together law firms to collaborate on best practices, gather feedback from the legal sector and also help them to better engage with the new technology. So far ten international law firms have joined a new initiative by R3 to … Read more

Tech Company Provides Blackchain Solution For Law Firms To Exchange Data With Clients

Here’s the press release with an opening paragraph that’s verging on goobledegook. The jist of what they are trying to say, we think, is that they have created a secure data exchange service for law firms. Here’s the press release in full. Davis & Associates (D&A), a leading provider of cloud based eDiscovery, integrated technology … Read more

UK Lawyer Magazine Article Says Blockchain & The Law “More Hype Than Action”

An interesting article published yesterday in The Lawyer (paywall protected).   They write… Blockchain: Plenty of hype, but not much action. Google the words “blockchain and law firms”, and only four names appear on the first results page: Norton Rose Fulbright, Burges Salmon, Clifford Chance and Clyde & Co. Source:

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: 25 September 2017

Here’s all the latest from the world of blockchain and the law. Amongst other things UK firm Clyde & Co is trialling blockchain in its Insurance practice. Also, a new study undertaken by Cambridge  reveals central banks are looking at blockchain and there’s a big summit on in London where firm partners are discussing with … Read more

Article: Why law firms are paying attention to blockchain

Daniel Linna, the director of The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law has launched a new index to measure innovation in law firm legal services delivery. Although, as various commentators have noted some of the research methodology is a little lax, Google searches and law firm websites being the main research … Read more

Ten Law Firms Join Blockchain Group, The Etherum Alliance

The Etherum Alliance has  announced that ten U.S. law firms and four further  legal institutions that focus in block chain technology have joined the group.   Cooley Debevoise & Plimpton Hogan Lovells Holland & Knight Jones Day Morrison Foerster Perkins Coie Shearman & Sterling Cardozo Law School’s Blockchain Project The new law firm members have … Read more