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Lawrence Stephens is delighted to announce the appointment of Director Matt Green as the firm’s Head of Technology Disputes and Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets

June 2024

With considerable growth in the past four years in particular, Lawrence Stephens bolsters its practice to include a leading litigator with a wealth of experience in the sector, which includes crypto asset recoveries, complex litigation involving blockchain technology and intellectual property.

Matt’s seminal case AA v Persons Unknown confirmed that crypto assets are property at common law, and since then he has led on high-profile cases involving blockchain technology. 

Paired with a background in intellectual property and commercial disputes, the firm is now further equipped to deal with issues arising from emerging technologies including crypto and digital assets.

Steven Bernstein , Managing Director and co-founder of Lawrence Stephens, comments: “We are all very excited for Matt to join the team. His industry-leading expertise in blockchain technology and disputes in this sector adds an exciting dimension to our existing crypto and disputes offerings.”

Matt is recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field, and is the host of the In Early Podcast, which was featured in the Lawyer’s Briefing room. His also gives annual lectures at the University of Cambridge, has published academic papers on DAOs and NFTs and is a regular speaker at industry conferences and webinars.

Matt notes “I am hugely excited to be joining Lawrence Stephens, a firm that really understands the glaring value of emerging technology for clients across the board, and that innovation without barriers is the determining factor in helping those who need specialist advice”.

News of Matt joining Lawrence Stephens was covered by Law360 and Citywealth, 17 June 2024, LegalMoves, 20 June 2024, and New Law JournalFinancial News, and The Legal Diary, 21 June 2024.