Crypto & Blockchain

The increasing use of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and other digital assets, such as NFTs, has given rise to complex legal issues relating to regulatory status and as well as in taxation, such as analyzing and understanding requirements to register as an exchange, pool operators, trading advisors, investment advisers, investment companies, securities exchanges and money service businesses, compliance (including valuation, custody and reporting), corporate law, such as maintain shareholder records, securities transactions (including initial coin offerings and M&A transactions), anti-money laundering compliance, litigation and regulatory enforcement.

Our team of specialist crypto and blockchain asset lawyers bring together legal expertise, including our corporate and commercial, taxation, regulatory, dispute resolution, real estate, and employment practices.

Recurringly, the first question to be answered is which country should we set up our activity? This simple question unfolds several options and answers to be made within it.

We are an experienced consulting services provider with deep knowledge of the blockchain and cryptocurrency market industry.

What services can we do?

Individual Crypto Investor

Assessment of the implications of Portuguese tax residency;

Assessment of the implication of Non Habitual Resident program;

Evaluation of the legal requirements for professional trading;

Assistance with cash-out procedures;

Anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance advice;

Wills and Trust advice in relation to crypto assets;

Resolving disputes between customers and cryptocurrency exchanges (including locked accounts, frozen assets, and chargebacks).

Token Sales & Exchange Listings

Token and coin compliance with securities laws;

Decentralized finance (DeFi) launch and compliance;

Information about offshore entity formation;

Initial decentralized exchange offerings (IDOs);..

Issuing and designing smart contracts practical applications.

Exchange Licensing & Compliance

Generic counsel and legal advisory services;

Preparation and assessment of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Compliance rules.

NFT Listing & Patent Services

Consultation regarding entity formation;

Operating and founder agreement;

Trademark clearance search report and opinion;

Application with the Portuguese and European trademark;

NFT platform user terms and conditions;

NFT art license agreement and regulatory review.