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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

03/05/2019

B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd: Sam Goodman instructed in first Bitcoin trial in Singapore

The Singapore International Commercial Court recently handed down judgment in B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] SHGC(I) 03 following the first Bitcoin trial to take place in Singapore. The case concerned a series of orders placed by the Claimant on the Defendant’s cryptocurrency exchange platform to sell Ethereum for Bitcoin. These orders were subsequently reversed by the Defendant who alleged, amongst other things, that it was right to reverse the trades because they had been entered into by mistake and were therefore void.

The judgment addresses a number of novel points, including whether cryptocurrencies are property and how to ascertain a party’s knowledge where the relevant operations are carried out by a computer program. Lawrence Akka QC has authored an article discussing these points.

Sam Goodman was instructed to advise the successful Claimants.

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