Maitland is at the forefront of developing the law in relation to cryptoassets both in the UK and internationally. We are involved in the largest and most complex digital asset, data and cyber work at the Bar.

Maitland barristers have been involved in some of the most significant and complex digital asset disputes over the last few years, such as AA v Persons Unknown, FTX, D'Aloia v Persons Unknown and Osbourne v Persons Unknown.

Our barristers are consistently ranked as leading practitioners in the area of Cryptoassets in Chambers and Partners.

Among the issues on which our barristers have advised and acted as advocates in this area include ransomware attacks, fraudulent cryptocurrency trading platforms, initial coin offerings, NFTs, urgent without notice injunctions to protect cryptoassets, insolvent exchanges, sports data rights and artificial intelligence.

In addition to cryptoasset litigation and asset recovery, our barristers frequently undertake non-contentious cryptoasset advisory work.

Our expertise in cyber fraud and digital asset disputes is augmented by our cross-disciplinary expertise in related areas, such as banking and financial services and insolvency, which ensures that clients receive comprehensive advice and representation.

Our experience in international and offshore work means that we can offer expertise on complex multi-jurisdictional cryptoasset litigation.  Our barristers are called to the local Bar either on an ad hoc or temporary admission basis.

We co-authored the COMBAR and Chancery Bar’s Joint Response to the Law Commission’s Consultation on Digital Assets in November 2022.  We participate in and contribute to national and international conferences and publications concerning cryptoasset recovery, cyber fraud and data security.