Mark Simpson


Social media has become an increasingly vital part of firms’ marketing strategies across industries, and the financial sector – including its growing number of financial influencers or “finfluencers” – is no exception. In light of this trend the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has published a consultation to update its guidance on social media financial promotions. With this new guidance, the FCA wants to ensure its expectations of financial promotions on…

An expert legal statement was published by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT, a taskforce of the UK’s Lawtech Delivery Panel) on recognising cryptoassets as property and smart contracts as enforceable agreements under English law. The two key takeaways: In principle, cryptoassets are to be treated as property under English law.A smart contract is capable of having contractual force. For more details, read the full article on Baker McKenzie’s dedicated blockchain blog.