Relationships of the future will be increasingly governed by code and data.

For decades we have specialised in advising our clients on various asset classes and the relationships that govern them. As the world evolves so does the extent of our advice.

We are now fully engaged with our clients in working through their digital strategies whether involving blockchain technology, smart contracts or NFTs.

Legal advice is just one part of the story and in addition we work with an integrated team of non-legal specialists to assist our clients in the technical and strategic implementation of their intended outcomes.  

We identify five primary areas of interest to achieve peace of mind for our clients in this space:
  • Protection – pre-emptively protecting assets and brands in the digital world
  • Enforcement – where your rights or interests are challenged, we will protect them
  • Access – understanding how to find entry points and opportunities in this burgeoning marketplace
  • Continuity – evaluating your current digital presence and understanding how to remain relevant and compliant, so that you can operate effectively by considering licensing and regulatory issues
  • Enhancement – maximising and monetising brand value and assets in the digital world
Within these areas, our legal expertise covers:
  • Smart contracts and licensing
  • DAOs
  • Brand protection and enforcement
  • Compliance and data security
  • Statutory regulation
  • Tax for individuals and companies
  • Jurisdictional issues
Partner

Jonathan Gross

Ben Rosen
Partner

Ben Rosen

Partner

Jonathan Gross

Jonathan trained and qualified as a solicitor at Allen & Overy where he spent six years before joining the real estate practice at SJ Berwin & Co. In 1998 he left SJ Berwin to join David Quastel as a founder partner of Quastels and has almost 30 years experience as a commercial real estate lawyer. Regarded by his loyal clients as a deal maker his clients rely upon him for his tactical and strategic approach to getting things done.

As legal adviser to some of the UK’s largest family offices, private companies and entrepreneurs he is respected by his clients for his depth of experience in investment, joint ventures and special situations and his ability to effect introductions at the highest level.

Jonathan has a degree in law from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Email:jgross@quastels.com

Tel:+44 (0)20 7908 2544

Ben Rosen

Partner

Ben Rosen

Ben is a versatile and commercial-thinking Partner who brings to Quastels a broad range of experience in advising individuals, families and companies, both UK and international, on UK tax, trust and succession planning matters.

His expertise includes tax advice on:

  • Real estate
  • Shares (acquiring, owning and disposing company shares) and partnership
  • Wills, trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Residence and domicile issues
  • Lifetime tax planning
  • Pre-arrival tax planning for international individuals and families
  • Cryptocurrencies, NFTs and digital landscape

Ben is a member of the Law Society’s Tech London Advocates Blockchain Working Group.

Ben has a commercial and personal outlook in his approach to technical issues faced by individuals and families, seeking to find a sensitive balance between the human and financial considerations faced by many clients. 

Email:brosen@quastels.com

Tel:+44 (0)20 7908 2530