Blockchain Case Study: Technological Innovation and Commercial Law II

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Event Details

27 March 2019 at 5:00 pm – 27 March 2019 at 6:30 pm
Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Free to attend


Blockchain Case Study: Technological Innovation and Commercial Law II

Returning for an extended follow-up seminar, the panel will examine the legal issues that arise in a fictitious case study of an initial coin offering.

The case study concerns an Australian skier, Bruce Bomber, who purchases MILK tokens, issued by Maltese incorporated Thin Ice & Co, for the White Out ski resort in Buttermilk, Colorado.

The panel will consider some of the issues highlighted in Part 1 including:

  • How is the nature of a token determined?
  • Who is responsible for offering, issuing, marketing or holding a token?
  • What obligations might be owed by a person involved in the process of selling, holding or operating an exchange for tokens and to whom?
  • When might a cause of action be brought in Australia?

Please note, this seminar is an independent second part in a two-part series. Attendees of this seminar need not have attended the first seminar.


The Honourable Justice Michael Sifris
Supreme Court of Victoria


Hannah Glass
King & Wood Mallesons

Alex King
King & Collins

Adjunct Professor Mark Sneddon
Holley Nethercote, Sneddon Legal and Monash University, Sneddon Legal

Barristers, solicitors and interested clients are encouraged to attend.

RSVP by Monday 25 March 2019 here.

View the event flyer here.

View the presentation here.