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Crypto, Blockchain & Legal Challenges [PODCAST] – Chetan Phull


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Welcome to Law 2.0, a podcast series where we talk to individuals looking to change the legal services and regulatory sector.

In this episode we speak to Chetan Phull, founder of Smartblock Law Professional Corporation, a law firm in Toronto focused in blockchain, cryptocurrency, IT contracts and litigation. Smartblock Law services public companies, SMEs, startups, and high net-worth crypto holders, providing legal advice on blockchain and cryptocurrency, data privacy and cybersecurity as well as legal management of multi-jurisdictional operations. Chetan is an international speaker on cross-border legal management of blockchain operations. He has given blockchain law seminars for the Ontario Bar Association and Dubai government.

Specifically, Chetan speaks to us about:

  • the regulatory challenges facing structuring blockchain strategies;
  • offers practical tips on how to approach compliance risk for the sector; and
  • the direction he believes policy needs to take to help facilitate innovation.

Further resources:

Smartblock Law Professional Corporation website at https://www.smartblocklaw.com/

Chetan Phull can also be contacted via the following channels:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chetanphull/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartblocklaw

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is created by the London School of Economics Alumni Association (London) (“LSEAAL”) and its production is not affiliated with the educational institution, the London School of Economics and Political Science (“LSE”). The content of this podcast remains the opinion(s) of the individual(s) recorded and do not represent the views or opinions of the LSE.

The present Law 2.0 podcast seeks to explore developing trends and interesting case studies within the legal services sector. No warranty, express or implied, is given as to the accuracy of the information or opinions contained in this podcast or on this website. Neither the information contained in this podcast or on this website should be read as constituting legal advice. Specialist legal advice from a qualified legal professional engaged to provide the same should be sought where so required.


Kenneth Damien

Kenneth Damien

Vice-Chair at LSEAAL
Ken graduated with a law degree (LLB 2010) from the LSE and is presently the Vice-Chair of the LSE Alumni Association London (LSEAAL). Ken is a practising solicitor with a core focus on the technology sector currently working with Axiom, a global leading alternative legal services provider. He previously worked as In-House Counsel at Aveva, a world-leading industrial software provider. Ken has a particular interest in issues of data protection, anti-piracy and cybersecurity as well as policy discussions surrounding the regulation of emerging technologies including AI and blockchain.
Mandeep Metharu

Mandeep Metharu

Chair at LSEAAL
Mandeep graduated with a law degree (LLB 2010) from the LSE and is presently the Chair of the LSE Alumni Association London (LSEAAL). Previously, Mandeep co-founded Medbiomarkers, a consultancy helping accelerate early stage medical research, playing a key role in forming and helping fund raise $16.6M for an international Autism Consortium. He now supports promising growth companies and venture funds focused in sectors ranging from life sciences, space and education.
Laurence Woods

Laurence Woods

Freelance audio editor and producer with a fast turnaround, professional quality production of any audio file. Advising, editing, composing original intro music and post production of the LSEAAL new series of podcasts. Helping organisations present the highest quality of audio output to their listeners.

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