Carey Olsen

Fintech, Regtech and Digital Assets/Crypto are incredibly fast-moving sectors in the technology industry. Our unique experience across these sectors means that we understand the many challenges and opportunities financial institutions, businesses, investors and start-ups face.

We are one of the largest full-service law firms in Jersey and have an unrivalled client base across the technology industry, including global technology and telecoms companies, major financial institutions and banks, digital asset service provider and exchanges, venture capital funds, and start-ups and investors.

We are at the forefront of all legal and regulatory developments in Jersey and have an excellent relationship with the Jersey regulator; we are therefore able to anticipate potential issues and to provide innovative solutions in a timely manner to our clients.

We have acted on some of the most innovative and novel digital and fintech developments in Jersey, including advising on:

  • the launch of the world’s first ever Bitcoin and Ethereum-denominated funds,
  • a host of token issuances, including the decentralised finance protocol Radix DLT’s XRD and the tokenised discount voucher protocol Vow.
  • digital assets trading firm Elwood Capital Management Limited on its successful Investment Business (IB) licence application to the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) – the first time such a licence has been granted to a native digital asset business in Jersey.

By supporting our clients with tailored and practical advice, drawn from multi-disciplinary teams of corporate, regulatory, employment, trusts and dispute resolution lawyers, we are able to protect our client’s position throughout the development and testing phases and foresee and resolve potential regulatory and compliance issues.

The broad range of areas we are equipped to advise technology clients on include the following:

  • Data protection and GDPR
  • Digital asset exchanges and custody
  • Dispute resolution
  • E-commerce
  • Employment
  • Financing and investment projects
  • Initial Coin Offerings and Token ownership
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Payment services
  • Regulation and licensing
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement
  • Web3