The Law Commission has launched a project looking at cross-border disputes involving crypto-tokens and electronic trade documents (ETD). It is calling for evidence from a wide range of stakeholders who can speak on questions of private international law with a focus on disputes involving digital assets and ETDs. 

In a statement, the commission said it is interested in the questions of which country’s courts should be used by the parties to litigate international disputes and which country’s law should be applied to resolve it.

Professor Sarah Green, commercial and common law commissioner, said: ‘Digitisation and decentralisation pose significant challenges to the traditional methods by which private international law resolves conflicts of jurisdiction and conflicts of laws.

‘We are seeking views from those with specialist knowledge and experience so we can better understand the issues involved in this developing area of law.’

The deadline for responses is 16 May.