Ashurst wins Innovative Lawyers in Digital Assets and Blockchain Award at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2023

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    Global law firm Ashurst has won the Innovative Lawyers in Digital Assets and Blockchain Award at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2023. The award recognises Ashurst’s work advising Goldman Sachs on its ground-breaking Digital Assets Platform.

    The FT Innovative Lawyers awards are widely regarded as the best researched in the market, celebrating the most innovative legal work from law firms and in-house legal teams operating across the region.

    Paul Jenkins, Global CEO, commented: "We're thrilled to be recognised by the Financial Times for our work advising Goldman Sachs on such a transformative matter. In what is a rapidly evolving market, clients need innovative, forward-thinking solutions more than ever and I'm proud that Ashurst has been recognised for delivering on this once again. Innovation is undeniably at the heart of what Ashurst is doing and this was also demonstrated at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards APAC 2023 where we won the Innovation in Responsible Business award."

    Etay Katz, lead Ashurst partner on the matter and co-chair of bank sector, said: "The Goldman Sachs Digital Assets Platform was an unprecedented, cutting-edge project that will fundamentally transform financial markets as we know them and I am pleased that this has been recognised by the Financial Times. This award is a testament to Ashurst's commitment to be trailblazers, pushing legal and regulatory boundaries to the benefit of our clients and our teams, while demonstrating our relentless dedication to our mantra of Outpacing Change. The award coincides with the continued expansion of our world class digital finance practice to support increasing client demand for advice on transformational projects in capital and money markets across all financial centres in the world."

    This is the third award Ashurst Digital Assets practice has won this year, having been named Finance Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2023 and the Digital Finance Award – Global Award at the IFLR Europe Awards 2023.

    Ashurst was also labelled as 'Standout' and 'Commended' across two submissions in the Supporting Refugees and Migrants category, as well as labelled as 'Standout' in the Cyber Security and Data Protection category, 'Highly Commended' for Deals and Financing and 'Standout' in the Adjacent Services category.