Lane Neave’s Web3 & Digital Assets law experts understand the expanding ubiquity and importance of Web3 and blockchain assets, platforms and protocols, throughout the global financial and commercial landscape.
We are passionate about this exciting, developing, ecosystem of digital technology and commerce.
We understand the many legal implications this has for individuals and businesses doing business in New Zealand, whether based here or overseas.
We want to assist our clients by sharing in their crypto journey and helping them to achieve their digital goals – whether that means assisting them to understand and navigate the legislative hurdles of establishing a cryptocurrency exchange, blockchain gaming, launching a non-fungible token (NFT) collection, undertaking an initial coin offering (ICO), or simply the tax implications of trading meme coins.
In addition to advising our growing crypto client base across a range of matters (e.g. property, tax, estate planning, insolvency and dispute resolution, business structuring and investment, web terms and conditions, financial products and services, AML / KYC, crypto mining, and Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) compliance), our Web3 / Digital Assets team are also active in the crypto industry.
We are members of BlockchainNZ, a leading industry body, with one of our team recently on the Executive Council and involved with the Legal Working Group. We are watching with close interest the New Zealand Parliamentary Inquiry into the current and future nature, impact and risks of cryptocurrencies, and are excited to see how the law develops.