Publications

Earlier this year, Watson Law and Hekkelman Advocaten decided to enter into a collaboration and vigorously face the future together. The result: a powerful combination in all legal matters involved.  Together we are helping entrepreneurs start up their businesses, expanding those businesses and/or discontinuing them in...

1. Introduction As mentioned in the introductory part of this series, the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) Regulation is part of the Digital Finance Package, which aims to support digital finance innovation by providing legal certainty for token issuers and related service providers, while simultaneously mitigating the risks...

1. Digital Finance Package The Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) draft Regulation was released by the European Commission in September 2020. It is part of the Commission’s Digital Finance-package  that aims to deliver innovative financial products to EU citizens, while maintaining high levels of investors’ protection and ensuring...

Our crypto team has won the BCNL Community Award 2022! The award is a Blockchain Netherlands Foundation initiative in which the public votes for various categories. The presentation is part of the Dutch Blockchain Week, which is taking place this week. Our team won the...

For the second year in a row, we have been nominated for the Dutch Blockchain Awards! This accolade underlines how (international) crypto companies, and leading parties like the Blockchain Netherlands Foundation (BCNL) and its community perceive our cutting-edge crypto team. A team that delivers state-of-the-art...

The draft Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) Regulation was released by the European Commission in September 2020. As with most markets-focused regulations, one of MiCA’s priorities is to limit the potential risks to the consumer. But the EC’s proposal also aims to address certain issues that it...

1. Background Market integrity has long been considered a key aspect of investor protection in traditional finance. Measures guaranteeing equal access to information and fair price formation regarding financial instruments have been the subject of EU wide harmonization since 2003, which has resulted in the Market...

1 - Crypto-Asset Service Providers Crypto-asset service providers (CASPs) are companies that help users control, trade or store their crypto-assets. Examples include Luxembourg based Blockchain.com, a virtual cryptocurrency wallet provider responsible for facilitating 28% of global bitcoin transactions, Bitpanda, an Austrian based exchange enabling the purchase...