Hogan Lovells has hired a blockchain law expert as a consultant in its digital assets and blockchain practice in London, as the law firm seeks to boost its fintech offering.
Luke Grubb is a senior technology lawyer who has more than 23 years experience in the sector. He previously held the position of head of the Asia-Pacific technology practice for both Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance, and helped to establish both firms’ technology practices within the region.
“Luke brings a wealth of expertise and experience in helping clients to navigate complex technology transactions,” said Sharon Lewis, head of the global financial institutions and insurance sector group at Hogan Lovells.
“Our financial institutions clients are turning to us for support with the adoption and implementation of blockchain technology to revolutionise products and payments, just as cryptoasset players themselves are looking for support on their rapid growth journeys.
“We’re delighted to welcome Luke to the firm to further enhance our client offering in this field.”
Grubb specialises in fintech and blockchain work for financial institutions, investors, private equity firms, digital banks, fintech start-ups and unicorns.
As a blockchain law expert, he has acted for clients on complex, cross-border technology mandates, as well as data privacy and cyber security issues.
He said: “Hogan Lovells has a truly global platform from which I can continue to support financial institutions on their cutting edge technology law issues and partner with emerging blockchain and crypto companies as they grow at pace”.
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