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An array of commentary, opinion and experience from our experts.
Black & White: Post-judgment crypto preservation and recovery, with Fountain Court’s Nik Yeo and Laurentia de Bruyn, and Setia’s Danny Ong.
So you’ve found yourself a victim of crypto fraud, and obtained a judgment against the fraudster. So far so good. But what about enforcement? In a special 2-part series, Setia’s Wern-Jhien and Danny Ong are joined by Fountain Court Chambers’ Nik Yeo and Laurentia de Bruyn to talk about the recovery of stolen crypto assets, and recent cases that shape and define the limits of what is possible in the ever-evolving crypto and digital assets space. In this 2nd part, we discuss what is probably the most important aspect of any crypto litigation, the actual recovery of crypto assets, as illustrated in Joseph Keen Shing Law v Persons Unknown & Huobi Global Limited.
Black & White: What happens when the crypto exchanges fight back, with Setia’s Danny Ong, and Fountain Court Chambers’ Nik Yeo and Laurentia de Bruyn
The crypto space is rife with fraud. The ethereal and borderless nature of crypto assets make it far too easy for fraudsters to spirit them away and escape detection. But that has not stopped lawyers from devising creative and sophisticated ways to trace and recover stolen crypto assets. In a special 2-part series, Setia's Wern-Jhien and Danny Ong are joined by Fountain Court Chambers’ Nik Yeo and Laurentia de Bruyn to talk about the recovery of stolen crypto assets, and recent cases that shape and define the limits of what is possible in the ever evolving crypto and digital assets space. In the 1st part, we discuss what happens when the exchanges fight back, as illustrated in Piroozadeh v Persons Unknown  EWHC 1024 (HC).
Black & White: The dark side of the economy, with FTI Consulting’s Anna Bleazard & Setia Law’s Victoria Ting
Just as Singapore is rocked by the news of the Commercial Affairs Department's S$1.8B raid, we take a deep-dive into the underbelly of the economy - criminal monies, how they're laundered, what it means for the man on the street, and what we can do to combat it. Co-founder of Setia Law, Wern-Jhien is joined by special guest Anna Bleazard, FTI Consulting's Head of Financial Crime Compliance for Singapore and Southeast Asia. Setia's Victoria Ting also returns to weigh in on the conversation. Episode analytics
Black & White: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAO)
Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are an essential part of Web3. DAOs also operate within several legal grey areas, and have the potential of disrupting traditional business structures. Co-founder of Setia Law, Wern-Jhien is joined by Setia’s Stanley Tan, an aspiring specialist in digital technology, Web3, and disputes in cyberspace, to talk about DAOs – what are they, how does one become a member and how a DAO can be held responsible in the event of a claim.
Black & White: Sanctions
Sanctions can be one of the most cryptic areas of law - Vast, complex, ever-changing. What are sanctions cases like in reality? What has Singapore’s stance been on sanctions and has it changed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Why have there been so many record-breaking penalties of late? Co-founder of Setia Law, Wern-Jhien is joined by Setia's Victoria Ting, a former prosecutor and government lawyer specialising in the area, to demystify these and more.
Black & White: Cryptocurrency
A recent decision in the Singapore High Court involving the Algorand Foundation and Three Arrows Capital raised several novel points of discussion concerning Cryptocurrency’s status as a form of money, and a creditor’s ability to pursue cryptocurrency debts in an insolvency court. Setia’s Jason Teo, who was appointed as Young Independent Counsel in that case, joins us to discuss the decision and its implications.
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