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Matthew Green and Brian Sanya Mondoh

Matt is a lawyer advising on crypto assets, blockchain, technology and intellectual property.Having set the precedent that crypto assets are property in 2019 following payment of a ransom in Bitcoin, Matt has developed proven best practices in tracing and recovering stolen or misappropriated crypto assets across multiple jurisdictions for businesses and individuals. He has built a catalogue of successful High Court decisions, freezing crypto assets and securing their return.Advising on regulation, Matt as worked with Premier League football clubs, leaders in the world of boxing, and from fintech firm to start ups, on adoption of tokenisation, FSMA and FCA issues and implementation of stable coins. 

Matt’s background is in intellectual property and technology and has advised on creation of NFTs considering copyright/ trade mark issues, for record labels to members clubs and beyond. 

He is featured advisor on THE CAKE, a directory for trusted Blockchain, De-Fi and NFT experts, and is a contributor to several publishers, writing on digital asset recovery and decentralised autonomous organisations.

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Brian is a Dual Qualified Advocate; Barrister of England and Wales (NP) and Attorney at Law (L.E.C) at the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago. He has a cross-border practice offering advisory work on crypto assets recovery and financial compliance and regulation. He regularly advises clients on Know Your Client (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws in Common law jurisdictions monitored by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Brian also advises and speaks internationally on the legal implications of computational law and emergent technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) and Crowdfunding.

As a researcher, Brian’s work is centred around composable governance with a focus on DAOs as a potential substitute for corporate governance and the future of working collaboratively outside of a traditional corporate form. Brian also researches the effectiveness of blockchain ledgers and smart contracts as tools for enhancing data integrity and trust in public procurement. Hence, ‘what are the potential benefits and drawbacks of implementing blockchains in comparison to legacy e-procurement systems?

Outside of law, Brian is a professional Disk Jockey and has been rocking crowds for over 15 years!