[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Crypto Assets
[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Crypto Assets
 
18 November 2021, 3pm - 4.30pm & 5pm-6.30pm
Webinar

[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Crypto Assets

18 November 2021

Overview

The question of whether bitcoin or crypto assets are “property”, and the implications that this can have on the relief that may be sought from the Courts, continues to be an important and evolving topic. These 2 webinars build on earlier seminars by the Singapore Academy of Law, and seeks to provide a ‘deeper dive’ into the issue and related topics involving crypto assets.

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18 November 2021
3.00pm-4.30pm

1.5 Public CPD Points (TBC)

Practice Area: Others / Multi-disciplinary
Training Level: General

Down the Digital Rabbit Hole – Investigations, Injunctions and Associated Remedies involving Crypto Assets

Synopsis


Focussing on litigation related issues relating to crypto assets, the panel will share on matters such as the classification of crypto assets (i.e. whether as a property or as a currency), the reliefs that a court or tribunal can grant over crypto assets, and the tracing and enforcement of the same. Together with a technical expert, the discussion will also cover some of the key practical challenges of tracing and enforcing court orders, both in and outside of the jurisdiction. Some of the key issues to be highlighted include:

  • The scope of crypto currencies and crypto assets. Crypto currencies such as Bitcoin and crypto assets such as Non-Fungible Tokens are currently traded increasingly often on e-commerce platforms. The panel will examine and seek to demystify some of these crypto assets and address the question of whether these assets can be said to grant the buyer certain exclusive rights.
     
  • Whether Bitcoin or crypto assets are “property” and therefore the types of interim relief that can be granted by the Singapore Court, in the event of a dispute involving crypto assets that have been transferred or dissipated outside of the jurisdiction (such as freezing injunctions and proprietary injunctions).
     
  • The practical difficulties of enforcing relief that may be granted by the Singapore Courts, such as cross border tracing and enforcement and the use of data mining techniques that can be deployed to facilitate tracing / locating crypto assets in difficult jurisdictions.

Programme
 

2.45pm Participants log in to webinar
3.00pm
Presentations and Panel Discussion
  • Mr Thio Shen Yi SC, Joint Managing Partner,
    TSMP Law Corporation
  • Mr Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director,
    Forensic Investigations and Intelligence, Kroll

Panellist

  • Mr Paul Seah, Senior Partner, Tan Kok Quan
    Partnership

Moderator

  • Ms Yvette Anthony, Associate Director, LVM
    Law Chambers LLC
4.20pm Q & A
4.30pm End
 


Recommended learning focus areas

Legal Practitioner

 

Technical Lawyering,
Specialisms

In-House Counsel

 

Legal Advisory, Specialisms

Legal Support

 

Specialisms

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18 November 2021
5.00pm-6.30pm

1.5 Public CPD Points (TBC)

Practice Area: Others / Multi-disciplinary
Training Level: General

Old Story New Twist - Insolvency and Valuation Issues involving
Crypto Assets

Synopsis


What are the issues that are likely to be foremost on the minds of insolvency / restructuring and finance lawyers? Given the surge in popularity of crypto assets, it is perhaps inevitable that we will see an uptake in restructuring and insolvencies relating to the space in the near future. Indeed, the high-profile insolvencies / liquidation of crypto asset exchanges such as Cryptopia in New Zealand and Japan-based Mt Gox provide a preview on what is to come. Some issues that are likely to come to the fore include valuation of crypto currency assets, whether crypto currency should be properly viewed as property of monies and tied to this, the type and scope of reliefs and orders that can be made in respect of crypto assets. An industry expert will join in the discussion to cover some of the key practical considerations that are likely to arise when insolvency is on the cards. The topics to be canvassed include:

  • Whether a trust can be created over a crypto asset and how this can be used by creditors to get higher up on the priority chain.
     
  • The legal issues that are likely to arise in valuing crypto assets considering the fluctuations in price that are likely to take place between the date at which the cause of action arises, the start and end of trial.
     
  • The challenges that are likely to be encountered in valuing crypto assets, practical considerations and workarounds that typically arise when crypto assets feature in insolvency/ restructuring procedures.

Programme
 

4.45pm Participants log in to webinar
5.00pm
Presentations and Panel Discussion
  • Mr Thio Shen Yi SC, Joint Managing Partner,
    TSMP Law Corporation
  • Ms Rose Kehoe, Director, Restructuring and
    Disputes, Kroll

Panellist

  • Mr Paul Seah, Senior Partner, Tan Kok Quan
    Partnership

Moderator

  • Ms Yvette Anthony, Associate Director, LVM
    Law Chambers LLC
6.20pm Q & A
6.30pm End
 


Recommended learning focus areas

Legal Practitioner

 

Technical Lawyering,
Specialisms

In-House Counsel

 

Legal Advisory, Specialisms

Legal Support

 

Specialisms

Identify your learning needs at app.lifted.sg

 

 

Registration

Fee:

 SGD 96.30 (Inclusive of GST)

[Webinar Bundle] Down the Digital Rabbit Hole + Old Story New Twist

SGD 128.40 (Inclusive of GST)

Associate Student Price per session:
[Apply for free membership here]

 SGD 32.10 (Inclusive of GST)

[Associate Student Webinar Bundle] Down the Digital Rabbit Hole + Old Story New Twist

SGD 64.20 (Inclusive of GST)

Please click here to Register. SAL members may utlitse credit dollars.

 

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SILE Attendance Policy

1.5 Public CPD Points (TBC)
Practice Area: Others/Multi-disciplinary
Training Level: General

 

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar on each session of the activity, and not being away from any part of the webinar for more than 15 minutes on each session of the activity. Participants may obtain 1.5 Public CPD Points for each session of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy.Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the activity will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

 


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