NFTs – where creativity and regulation can converge. In this ‘Tech Talks' series episode, partner Jerome Wilson and associate Carl Meyer, delve into NFTs from a regulatory...
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands has become an attractive destination for technology entrepreneurs, particularly those connected with virtual assets. Recent years have seen the BVI...
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is recognised across the globe as a leading offshore financial centre which, as at 31 December 2021, had over 368,000 registered companies.
The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (VASP Act) as amended, provides a legislative framework for the conduct of virtual assets busi¬ness in the Cayman Islands...
Thinking outside the box is an ability that doesn't come easy to most people, and yet all people can reap the benefits of someone's ability to do so.
Vrikis & Kouppi LLC
In view of the huge increase in popularity and use of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) over the past few years, as well as the increasing value attached to such NFTs which ranges from a few cents and a few millions...
The need to strengthen regulation and supervision of stablecoins and other crypto-assets, has come to the forefront after recent turmoil in markets have showed weaknesses and volatility that regulators are getting increasingly concerned about.
Some crypto related companies are facing financial difficulties (and in certain cases, bankruptcies) as a result of the crypto winter.
Winston & Strawn LLP
In recent years, the market for nonfungible tokens (NFTs), or crypto assets that represent the ownership of unique digital versions of assets, has exploded.
Arendt & Medernach
The Digital Markets Act, or DMA, sets out harmonised rules in the European Union defining and prohibiting certain unfair practices by large online platforms qualified...
The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the "CSSF"), the Luxembourg financial supervisory authority, has always been known as an innovation and business-friendly regulator.
In 2020 the MFSA established the Supervisory ICT Risk and Cybersecurity function (‘SIRC' function), to supervise how licence holders address, manage and de-risk ICT and cybersecurity.
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
Following the upgrade of Mauritius to ‘Largely Compliant' on Recommendation 15 (new technologies) by the Financial Action Task Force, the Financial Services Commission ("FSC") hosted a workshop...
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
In line with the national objective of strengthening the security of the digital sphere, the Computer Emergency Response Team Mauritius has launched the MAUSHIELD platform on 13 September 2022.
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
As part of its ongoing objective to position Mauritius as Africa's Fintech Hub, the Financial Services Commission ("FSC") issued updates to its Guidance Notes under its Fintech Series.
With the coming into operation of the Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services Act 2021 (the "Act") on 7 February 2022, Mauritius is seeking to become a jurisdiction of choice for investors...
United Arab Emirates
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
On 25th August 2022, VARA, Dubai's independent regulator for Virtual Assets, launched its operations officially by issuing bespoke licensing regulations.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The United Arab Emirates ("UAE") continues to maintain its position as the leader in financial technology ("FinTech") in the Middle East.
As part of our series looking at the potential impact of recent cases on the future decisions of the Cayman Islands and the BVI Courts relating to crypto assets...
Courts in offshore jurisdictions have started to adopt the decisions of the English Courts when granting relief with respect to the dissipation and recovery of crypto-assets.