Shearman And Sterling

Event October 20, 2018

Disputes Relating to Smart Contracts and Blockchain – International Law Weekend 2018

  • New York

Partner Daniel Reich (New York-International Arbitration) and senior associate David Earnest (Washington, DC-International Arbitration) participated in the panel “Smart Contracts and Blockchain: Where Will Disputes Arise and How Should They Be Resolved” at the International Law Weekend in New York City on October 20.

The panel discussed the current advantages and disadvantages of the smart contract and blockchain technologies in the context of international transactions. The panel also discussed the most effective way of resolving disputes that may arise, focusing on the potential of international arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution forums to best align with these new technologies and ways of transacting.