Mishcon de Reya has been elected to the Board of the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network (CFAAR) for a two-year term, following a vote that took place in March.
Rebecca Belgrave, Partner in Dispute Resolution, is the firm's representative on the Board. She commented, "I am truly delighted to join the Board of CFAAR, a network which over the last few years has had tremendous success in creating a global community of professionals dedicated to sharing best practice to assist the victims of crypto-related fraud. I look forward to working with the Founding Members and other new Board Members to promote and expand this diverse network, providing opportunities for practitioners around the globe to develop skills, ideas and contacts in this rapidly evolving space".
Rebecca is joined by new member representatives Jessica Lee, Partner at Brown Rudnick, Danielle Haston, Head of Global Asset Management at Chainalysis, and Charlotte Hill, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches Cooper.
Having launched in August 2021 and since grown its membership to more than 1800 members globally, CFAAR now has 12 firms on its Board in London, as well as foreign chapters in Hong Kong, the North America and Singapore – with further foreign chapters launching soon in the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Commenting on CFAAR’s expansion, Chairperson Dan Wyatt, Partner at RPC in London, said: “We are delighted that, following a very competitive application process, we have been able to elect such high-calibre new Board members. The elections reflect CFAAR's rapid growth over the past 18 months, and our new members will be integral to the continued success of CFAAR and ensuring it remains a valuable and diverse network.”
Vice Chair, Carmel King of Grant Thornton UK LLP in London, said: “The quality and quantity of applications for these positions demonstrates CFAAR’s position as a world-leading organisation for professionals specialising in digital asset recovery. I’m very pleased to welcome our new Board members, and I look forward to working with them to promote CFAAR as an inclusive platform for all members to share best practice in this rapidly evolving space.”
CFAAR’s Board members are now: Asset Reality, Brown Rudnick, Chainalysis, Essex Court Chambers, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Mishcon de Reya, Osborne Clarke, Penningtons Manches Cooper, Rahman Ravelli, RPC, Stewarts and Twenty Essex – which include practitioners who have led the first crypto-related disputes before the English courts, as well as those actively involved in pioneering approaches to global crypto fraud investigations, forensics, advocacy and the tracing and recovery of digital assets.
For those wanting to register their interest in becoming a member of CFAAR, please join the LinkedIn group: CFAAR – Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery.