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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Bitcoin and Insolvency: Realising the Value

28 September 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JB

The QMUL-UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law is pleased to announce the second event in its new Lecture Series:

Bitcoin and insolvency: realising the value

A talk given by Louise Gullifer, Professor of Commercial Law, University of Oxford.

The new forms of assets made possible by the development of blockchain technology, such as ‘crypto-currencies’ that raises many interesting issues, not least the legal analysis of the nature of such assets. Are they property, and, if so, of what type?

This lecture will examine the position on the insolvency of the owner of bitcoin, and the exchange on which those bitcoin are held and traded.


Friday 28th September 2018

17:30 Registration

18:00 – 19:00 Lecture

19:00 – 20:00 Drinks reception

About the Speaker

Professor Louise Gullifer QC (hon) is Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and was elected to a Fellowship at Harris Manchester College in 2000. She holds one of the temporary chairs of the Business and Law Research Centre, International Commercial Law, at Radboud University, Nijmegen. She is the director of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College and executive director of the Secured Transaction Law Reform Project, as well as the Oxford academic lead of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project, and one of the UK delegates to both UNCITRAL (working group VI) and Unidroit. She has co-authored a number of books on commercial law and debt financing, including Goode and Gullifer on Legal Problems of Credit and Security, The Law of Security and Title Financing, The Law of Personal Property and Corporate Finance Law: Principles and Policy.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite.


For more information on this event, please email

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