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STEP Lunchtime Lecture No.15: Cryptocurrencies, still too hot for trustees to handle? – Mark Hubbard, New Square Chambers

24th May 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

STEP Lunchtime Lecture No.15

Topic: Cryptocurrencies, still too hot for trustees to handle?

Speaker: Mark Hubbard – New Square Chambers

Presentation summary:

In this unique presentation Mark will give an overview of digital currencies – a hot topic!

Mark will cover the following:-

– A brief overview of coinworld in 2019
– The property problem and the jurisdiction question
– Key risks: impossibility, volatility, fraud, liquidity, reputation, regulation
– How far can familiar trust concepts and structures be adapted to mitigate these risks?

Speaker Bio:

Mark Hubbard is an English Barrister at New Square Chambers, based in London. Mark has a reputation for domestic, cross-border and offshore contentious cases involving trusts & estates, civil fraud, company and insolvency, often all at the same time. He also advises on non-contenious matters in the same areas. His practice has a substantial offshore and international element. Mark has particular experience of litigation in the Bahamas, the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey and Switzerland.

He is a member of STEP and ACTAPS, the author of the first edition of Protectors of Trusts, published by Oxford University Press in August 2013 and a regular contributor to TQR and other journals. He is recommended as a leading junior in the current editions of Legal 500: Private Client: Trusts & Probate; Civil Fraud; Insolvency; Chambers UK Bar: Offshore; Traditional Chancery; Civil Fraud and Chambers Global: Offshore.

Please arrive by 11.45am for registration.

A polite reminder that if you are hard of hearing please sit in the front five rows for the best auditory experience.

Lecture will start 12pm sharp and last for approx. 45 minutes with 10-15 minutes for questions.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For booking enquiries or queries, please email stepguernsey@step.org.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets are transferrable to another STEP member or colleague on the day but they are non-refundable unless there is a waiting list and 48 hours notice is given.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we are able to take names at registration so you don’t have to bring your ticket.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, tickets are transferrable to a colleague if you find yourself unable to attend.


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