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Digital Assets and Blockchain

Blockchain technology has given rise to immense opportunities in both business processes and in products, such as cryptocurrencies, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and other digital assets. The Digital Assets and Blockchain Practice at Fried Frank advises financial institutions, investors, technology companies, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and other market participants navigating at this intersection of finance, operations, technology and culture.

Our global, cross-disciplinary team combines the expertise of Fried Frank's premier practices in technology and data, financial regulation, tax and enforcement with our deep transactional experience in asset management, capital markets, finance, M&A and real estate. We bring to the table a deep understanding of both of the legal issues and the business technology drivers that are shaping decentralized finance (DeFi) and Web 3.0.

Our capabilities include:

  • Financial regulation, including banking, broker-dealer, CFTC, FinCEN and SEC 
  • Investments in digital assets and DeFi
  • Fund formation for funds deploying crypto strategies
  • Charitable DAOs and tax exemption through 501Foundry, our specialized pro bono initiative
  • Tax strategy and structuring
  • Intellectual property, technology and data development and licensing
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions
  • Financing transactions
  • Litigations, investigations and enforcement matters
  • Anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance

Blockchain technology has given rise to immense opportunities in both business processes and in products, such as cryptocurrencies, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and other digital assets. The Digital Assets and Blockchain Practice at Fried Frank advises financial institutions, investors, technology companies, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and other market participants navigating at this intersection of finance, operations, technology and culture.

Our global, cross-disciplinary team combines the expertise of Fried Frank's premier practices in technology and data, financial regulation, tax and enforcement with our deep transactional experience in asset management, capital markets, finance, M&A and real estate. We bring to the table a deep understanding of both of the legal issues and the business technology drivers that are shaping decentralized finance (DeFi) and Web 3.0.

Our capabilities include:

  • Financial regulation, including banking, broker...

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