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Disputes involving Blockchain and Crypto assets - Recent Strides (Singapore & India)
The AAA-ICDR Asia Case Management Centre, Simha Law, and Aarna Law LLP invite you to a cutting-edge conversation on Disputes Involving Blockchain and Crypto Assets – Recent Strides. This exciting webinar will feature experts from around the world, engaging in an interactive discussion on developments in the India-Singapore-Dubai corridor.

Some of the issues expected to be addressed include challenges that traditional legal regimes may face in the context of disputes involving Crypto assets based on recent cases, arbitration of Smart Contracts, related enforcement issues and envisioning a protocol for Crypto Dispute Resolution.

1. Application of traditional jurisprudence in the context of Blockchain and Crypto assets based on recent cases
a. Are Crypto assets property
b. Extent of IP protection (Digital assets and NFTs)
c. Interim orders standards - a relook
d. Jurisdictional issues
2. Arbitration of Smart Contracts and Blockchain-based transactions
a. Legality (or legal recognition) of cryptocurrency and its impact on arbitrability across jurisdictions
b. Impact of on-chain DR platforms
c. Enforcement issues
d. Development of a protocol for Crypto Dispute Resolution


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Mr. Shreyas Jayasimha
Founder, @Aarna Law, India; Co-Founder Simha Law, Singapore
Shreyas Jayasimha read law at the National Law School of India University and was a Chevening Scholar at the University of Warwick. He enrolled as an Advocate in 2000. Shreyas has conducted several complex trials, has appeared before several High Courts and the Supreme Court and international and domestic arbitral tribunals and mediation fora. He is also trained as a mediator and has been appointed arbitrator. Shreyas is a member of the LCIA Asia Pacific Users Council and is the one of the editors of the IBA mediation committee newsletter. Shreyas’ practice area includes litigation, dispute resolution, company law, constitutional law, intellectual property, and technology law amongst others across industrial sectors such as infrastructure, real estate, oil and gas, aviation etc.
Mr. Srikanth Navale
Co-Founder @Simha Law, Singapore
Srikanth is an arbitrator, and counsel specialising in alternative dispute resolution, having offices at Simha Law, Maxwell Chambers Suites in Singapore. He acts as counsel in commercial arbitrations and as a member of the counsel team in investment treaty arbitrations. Srikanth read law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and has an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from the National University of Singapore. He is empanelled as an arbitrator with the Indian Council of Arbitration. He has also been admitted as a "Fellow" of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Ms. Akshata Namjoshi
Associate Partner @KARM Legal Consultants, Dubai
Akshata is an Associate Partner at KARM Legal and has experience in the UAE and India. Prior to joining KARM Legal, She was w ork ing with the leading law firms in India and UAE. She has advised high net individuals and corporates on Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Debt Restr uct uring, and Corporate Governance related issues. At KARM, she leads the FinTech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Open Banking and Emerging Tech practice. Sh e has advised multiple clients on Security Token Offerings and Initial Coin Offerings; fundraising through seed and crowdfunding; setting up of crypto currency ex changes and, deployment of public and enterprise blockchains. Additionally, she has also advised clients on artificial intelligence in the financial sector; and di git al wallets and payments solutions.
Mr Thomas Choo
Partner @Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Thomas leads the Corporate and Employment Practices in Clyde & Co’s Singapore office. He has extensive experience advising technology companies, such as e-payment providers, cryptocurrency exchanges, token issuers and FinTech companies, on business establishment and licensing, acquisitions and disposals, portfolio transfers, outsourcing arrangements, cross-border business structures and regulatory compliance, in Asia Pacific. Thomas is recommended by Legal 500 APAC 2022 (Singapore – Firms to Watch: TMT: Foreign Firms) and is described as one of the key practitioners, who is “increasingly handling complex mandates relating to data protection and cybersecurity, fintech, and technology procurement and regulation”.